Minimizing Environmental Impact
Dangote Cement constantly strives to minimize the environmental impact in all its operations right from mining to cement production. In tune with international practices, the Company has identified and implemented several measures to ensure sustainable operations. Some of them include:
- Uncompromising Investments in state-of-the-art bag filters at all plants ensure minimal dust emissions, making Dangote one of the industry’s greenest cement companies not only in Nigeria but across Africa. Pollution control is accorded top priority with regular monitoring as well as action plans in place to reduce emissions in tune with national and international statutory control guidelines.
- Dangote Cement uses different fuel options to minimize the complete dependence on fossil fuels and also reduce emission of CO2 and other green house gases. Most of the plant’s Captive Power is generated using natural gas with options to use other fuel as backup.
- Completely covered raw material and process conveyors ensure dust free manufacturing. Similarly completely covered conveyor belts for lime stone from the mines into the plant minimize vehicle movement and is a standard feature in Dangote Cement’s plants.
- Likewise, impounded rain water around plant areas is used for cooling purposes and is completely re-circulated while waste-water is efficiently treated for further use or safe disposal.