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Chevron to Curb Environmental Risk Impact

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By Abiodun Okunloye

Public awareness is needed on plastic pollution's effect on the environment.

The operator of the joint venture with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has stated that it values reducing its impact on the environment and is actively working to restore ecosystems. Under the campaign slogan “#BeatPlasticPollution,” this year’s theme is Solutions to Plastic Pollution. The goal of this theme is to raise public awareness about the harm that plastic pollution does to natural habitats. As stated by the company, it is committed to identifying, assessing, mitigating, and managing risks, community health risks associated with environmental activities, and social risks associated with environmental activities in order to achieve world-class environmental value.

As the globe marks World Environment Day (WED) this year, it has declared its support for international efforts to reduce Plastic Waste and promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Every year on June 5, people worldwide celebrate World Environment Day. This day is dedicated to raising public awareness about the need to protect our planet. Since its inception in 1974, this annual event has been spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the goal of encouraging people everywhere to take action to preserve the planet’s natural resources.

CNL is taking action to tackle the impact of plastic pollution.

According to a statement released by Chevron, the company is committed to conserving the environment while offering affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy. The action to tackle the impact of plastic pollution fits into this objective. With the company’s statement, CNL is committed to conducting its operations in a socially and ecologically responsible manner, in full accordance with all applicable laws and regulatory standards, the expectations of its stakeholders, and the best industry practices. In addition, its stewardship is included in the company’s social Investment programmes.

Furthermore, Rick Kennedy, Chairman and Managing Director of CNL, noted that the organisation’s strategy for Sustainability is defined by its dedication to conserving the environment, equipping people, and always obtaining results in the right manner. This commitment is underlined by the company’s obligation to always achieve its goal in the right way. They have made preservation a central part of their project planning and asset life cycle as part of their commitment to operational excellence. Through waste minimisation, reusing, and Recycling efforts, they effectively handle all types of waste, from liquid to solid.

Plastic waste is being reduced with a sustainable alternative.

They have water dispensers and are continually evaluating ways to decrease the use of disposable plastic water bottles. They have also purchased Waste Management equipment for shredding, crushing, and compacting garbage for later recycling and repurposing. He stated that due to these measures, no plastic waste had been released into the local ecosystem. Rick claims that CNL’s Operational Excellence Management System provides best-in-class results in the areas of process safety, employee safety and health, environmental sustainability, system reliability, and operational efficacy. Their eco-conscious decision-making paves the way for effective resource administration in the future.

He said that the corporation takes Environmental Protection into account at every stage of its lifespan, from design to development to operations to disposal. CNL acknowledges the significance of reducing the footprints it leaves behind by supporting ecosystem restoration efforts. Through the execution of its Environment Risk Management process, the company consistently works towards the goal of achieving world-class environmental excellence. This goal is accomplished by identifying, assessing, mitigating against, and managing environmental risks, as well as threats to the environment related to community health and environmental risks related to societal hazards.

Organisations are partnering to protect biodiversity.

On his path, Esimaje Brikinn, general manager of Policy, Government and Public Affairs at CNL, mentioned that the corporation acknowledges the significance of safeguarding and preserving biodiversity from factors that are harmful to it. According to what he said, they have a long history of working in conjunction with communities, groups in the industry, regulators as well as organisations dedicated to conservation to discover and safeguard biodiversity in various regions of the world where they function.


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