By Feima Sesay
Orange SL the leading telecommunication company in Sierra Leone has commenced it annual Environment Health and safety week celebration with the theme: Taking sustainable steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
This day is set aside to help raise awareness on environmental safety and protection.
The Chief Executive Officer of Orange SL, Sekou Amadou Bah, in his statement said it is a remarkable day for the company, as they set aside a week dedicated towards reinforcing their commitment on environmental responsibility as a company.
He furthered that during the week they would engage in several activities such as the planting of 3,000 trees at the mudslide site at Motema, conduct a tour of the solar facility installed at their sites along with the Environment Protection Agency, observe EHS day and stage a departmental and employee plant competition.
He also stated how they launched this year’s EHS week with theme: “Taking Sustainable steps to reduce our carbon footprint” noting that the theme is in line with the orange group target of achieving zero carbon emission by 2040.
He further stated that taking sustainable steps to reduce carbon footprint is a collective responsibility also encouraging everyone to take action in their daily lives, no matter how small, towards protecting the environment.
CEO Sekou underscores that simple action such as using less electricity consumption, saving on fuel consumption and planting flowers can make great impact, and further urged everyone to take care of their mental and emotional wellbeing.
He added that the time is now calling on all to act now to preserve and protect the environment for a green future.
According to the General Secretary and chief climate officer of Orange SL Danetta Young, the week-long activity will be marked by series of activities in other to demonstrate their environmental responsibility such as the planting of trees by the employees and external stakeholders, desk plants competition and EHS week day symposium.