Fidson Healthcare Plc, a leading pharmaceutical company in Nigeria has bagged the Environmental Management System (EMS) certification, in compliance with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001:2015, the world’s most widely recognized standard for Environmental Management Systems which minimises the impact of the company’s operations, activities, products and services on the environment.
EMS is intended for utilisation by organisations seeking to manage their environmental responsibilities in a systematic manner that contributes to the environmental pillar of sustainability while maintaining an eco-friendly environment.
Presenting the certification in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/ Managing Partner – 4 Quarters Consultancy Limited (a support firm on EMS Certification), Samuel Sawah noted that Fidson received this certification having met all specified requirements that must be deployed in enhancing environmental performance.
Sawah said ISO 14001:2015 ensures an organisation achieves the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which provide value for the environment, the organization itself and other interested parties in consistency with the organization’s environmental policy. These management systems include the enhancement of environmental performance, fulfilment of compliance obligations and achievement of environmental objectives.
In his remarks, Managing Director, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Fidelis Ayebae thanked the body for the certification and noted that the company’s commitment to maintaining the EMS standards, is not only to enhance its environmental performance and manage legal compliance to environmental responsibilities, but also to set the pace for other manufacturing companies by demonstrating its commitment to humanity and environmental preservation.
He said: “In a society where organisations and even the citizens pays less attention to the impact of their operations and activities to the environment, we at Fidson choose to set the pace for others to follow because as an indigenous manufacturer of pharmaceutical products, we say that ‘We Value Life’ and this implies that we must truly show that we value life by strictly adhering to environmental policies and regulations”, he added.
Fidson would soon hit the capital market for funds to finance its operations and improve its performance going forward.
Fidson Healthcare Plc will begin shopping for N3 billion from existing shareholders on March 6, 2019. The healthcare firm will be offering 750 million shares of 50 kobo each at N4.00 per share to existing shareholders on the basis of one new share for every two shares already held.
The company had planned to raise N4.5 billion through the issuance of 900 million shares at N5.00 per share on the basis of three shares for every five shares already held before it reduced the offer size to 750 million ordinary shares.