Total Updates the Media on its CSR Activities
Journalists from different media houses in the country – with special bias for Energy reporting -- were hosted to a session on the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities at the Eko Tower 1 of the Lagos office on Monday, October 14, 2019.
The Executive General Manager CSR, Engr. Vincent Nnadi, made a presentation on the company’s CSR initiatives at the JV and Deep Water districts and at the Corporate level.
The company’s focus CSR activities especially on Education and Capacity Development, and Sustainable Development accomplishments since inception among others were presented to the media.
“We as Total are a strategic and reliable partner in Nigeria. Within the last few years, we have invested over $10billion in the Nigerian economy and we produce about 15% of the national output in crude oil. We partake in Corporate Social Responsibility, though that is not our main business. So the question now is: why do we do that? Because we believe in controlling and reducing the impact of our activities on the people and our environment,” said Nnadi.
He further said the company believes it positively impacts the society and must contribute towards solving societal problems.
Earlier in the opening remarks, the Total Country Communication Manager, Mr. Charles Ebereonwu said, “Total delivers world class energy solutions, adds economic value to the country and promotes best practices in safety and environmental protection, business ethics and corporate social responsibility.”
Mr. Ebereonwu added detailed information on Total from upstream to its downstream arm, and full value chain lines.
The journalists posed questions on the company’s efforts on renewables, research on barite, inclusion of the National Universities Commission in curriculum changes to reflect changes from Total/MIT fellows, among others.
Senior journalists from Sweetcrude Reports, Punch, Vanguard, The Nation, Leadership, Daily Times, The Sun, News Agency of Nigeria, Africa Independent Television, Nigerian Tribune, Daily Independent, The Guardian, Businessday and TVC News participated in the session.
Management staff at the media meet include the General Manager CSR, Ajukwura Wokomah; Manager CSR - Education, Azu Azuike; Manager CSR Research & Development, Dr. James Edet; Manager External Communication, Fred Ohwahwa; Manager CSR/SD Methods, Emmanuel Ikomi; Manager Communication Projects, Senan Murray and Manager, Internal Communications, Albert Mabuyaku.