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Dangote Group, UN Global Compact Nigeria Partner On Sustainable Supplier Impact Programme

The United Nations Global Compact Network Nigeria has announced its partnership with the Dangote Group for the Sustainable Supplier Impact Programme (SSIP) in Nigeria which was launched on April 13 and will be running for five months, from April to August.

The announcement was made known through a press release made available to the media by the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria on Wednesday.

The Dangote Group, which is a participant in the Global Compact, was selected as the ambassador for the programme. The Programme is a global one developed by the United Nations Global Compact in collaboration with Accenture to advance supply chain sustainability through upskilling participants on social and environmental sustainability topics.

It is implemented in Nigeria, India, Kenya, and Mexico, as well as a global pilot and is aimed at educating and equipping suppliers of large companies with the objective for participants to achieve sustainability knowledge growth and incorporate sustainability into their business operations.

The programme is however developed with a focus that through supplier sustainability training, the supply chains of large companies will become exponentially more sustainable, thereby achieving global impact.

Speaking on the programme, the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria said, “The Sustainable Supplier Impact Programme uniquely positions enterprises to collaborate with their major company customers to take collaborative action on sustainability goals and benefit through peer-to-peer collaboration.”

“The Programme will provide participants with real insights into how to incorporate sustainable design into products and services, as well as establish an execution strategy.

“We anticipate that our collaboration with Dangote will provide the beneficiaries with tangible ideas on how to incorporate sustainable design into products and services.” She added.

Through this partnership, the UN Global Compact Network Nigeria will work with Dangote Group to drive sustainability by design across its supply chain, facilitated by Incentives, Ecosystem Networks, and Learning Capacity Development for the SMEs.

During this program, the SMEs will gain unique insights into the different topics of business sustainability such as Business Resiliency, Sustainability Financing, Gender, and Climate amongst others; and be empowered to align their sustainability work with global sustainability action and commitments.

According to the Dangote group, “As Company Ambassador for SSIP in Nigeria, we are fully aware that no single organization can drive the SDG agenda in isolation. This program aligns with our commitment to the applicable UN SDGs in mainstreaming sustainability via our seven Sustainability Pillars, whilst embracing a critical subset by upskilling the small and medium enterprises in our supply chain,”

 The UN Global Compact Network Nigeria is one of the 74 Local Networks (country offices) of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate


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