As part of its commitment to making sustainable living commonplace, employees of Unilever Nigeria partnered with Wecyclers and the Food & Beverage Recycling Alliance to commemorate World Clean-Up Day 2023.
A statement said the exercise held recently at the premises of Obele Nursery and Primary School, Surulere, Lagos.
In a statement, the company disclosed that the employees cleaned and donated waste bins to encourage the pupils to embrace good hygiene practices by keeping their surroundings clean through proper waste disposal.
Speaking on the initiative, The Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever Nigeria, Godfrey Adejumoh, said, “The World Clean-Up Day is a global initiative that brings together people from all walks of life to clean up their communities.
“In line with the 2023 theme Embody Unity’, Unilever Nigeria employees worked with partners to make the day remarkable for the pupils and teachers of Obele Nursery and Primary School by helping to clean up their premises.”
Also speaking, the National Finance Director, Unilever Nigeria, Folake Ogundipe, said, “The significance of the celebration of World Clean-Up Day was to enlighten people on proper waste management practices and how to turn waste into wealth. More importantly, this commemoration aligns with the purpose of Unilever Nigeria as a company.”
On her part, the Head of Human Resources and Partnerships, Esther Chibuenyin-Fagbo, said, “We are here today because we care about our world, the environment, and the people. What we are doing today aligns with Unilever’s core pillars of; improving the health of the planet, improving people’s health, confidence, and wellbeing, and contributing to a fairer, more socially inclusive world.”
Emphasising the purpose of sensitising the people about waste recycling and turning waste into wealth, Chibuenyin-Fagbo said all they needed to do was to collect their recyclables- plastic, paper, cans, cardboard, and bottles, and take them to any of Wecyclers recycling hubs around them in exchange for cash.