By Ebere Nwoji
Executive Director, Finance & Operations of Pal Pensions Ltd, Godwin Onoro, has advised business operators in Nigeria to adopt sustainable business model in line with their development and value driven operations.
Onoro said this will in no small measure help to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
He stated this at this year’s edition of the sustainability week celebrated by the company annually across its locations nationwide.
He said sustainability week initiative is deemed important by the company because it helps to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’’.
“The initiative adopted from CBN’s directive to financial institutions is meant to create awareness and innovation amongst staff members in their contribution in ensuring PAL remains a sustainable business with direct focus on core roles and functions”, he stated.
According to Onoro, in 2015, the company celebrated the sustainability week via an inter-departmental sustainability challenge and a 6km fitness walk from TBS to Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said this year’s celebration was hinged on one of the quick-wins of the sustainability mandate aligned with employee health, safety and welfare.
“There were different activities held across three regional locations; fitness walks in Port-Harcourt; wellness talks in Enugu and visit to the orphanage in Ibadan.”
The highlight of the exercise was the distribution of bin bags and parkers to market women and men in Enugu while sensitising them on the need to “reduce, reuse& recycle in the market place.
The company’s wide celebration week ended with a 5-Aside novelty match amongst staff which took place at City Turf, Victoria Island, Lagos.
At the novelty march, Onoro, reiterated: “the objective of the company is to deliver sustainable stakeholder value by ensuring that the company’s operations positively impact on the broader environment and livelihood of the Nigerian society in which its customers and other stakeholders operate.”