Room for improvement
Started the journey
Started the journey
Dangote Industries publicly discloses a number of commitments across the dimensions but has room for improvement in all three. Despite being one of the largest diversified conglomerates in Africa, the company has not set time-bound targets to reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions. Neither does it have commitments around soil health and fertiliser and pesticide use. However, it does seek to source and distribute quality fertilisers to farmers to pre-empt potentially harmful farming practices. The company uses rainwater for cooling in the sugar production process but does not disclose commitments to minimise freshwater use. Nor were commitments found to reduce food loss, plastic use and packaging waste, though the company states that it aims to use alternative yet environmentally friendly materials. In the nutrition dimension, Dangote Industries lacks commitments to increase the availability, accessibility and affordability of healthy foods. Neither does it commit to transparent labelling or responsible marketing strategies. However, it does provide fully paid nutritionally balanced meals for staff in its canteens. The company is also committed to food safety. In the social inclusion dimension, Dangote Industries reports efforts to ensure that its corporate values integrate with the best practices noted in the UN Global Compact, including the elimination of child and forced labour. However, it is unclear how the company intends to realise these efforts. Dangote Industries is committed to health and safety in its own operations but does not commit to paying a living wage. While it provides support to farmers through a special outgrower programme, the company does not commit to protecting the land rights of vulnerable groups.
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