Nigeria: Dell Commits to Assist Nigeria Tackle e-Wastes
22 September 2017
DELL EMC West Africa, has disclosed plans to help Nigeria tackle electronic wastes (e-wastes) menace and increase women's interest in technology through its "Legacy for Good 2020" commitment.
Dell recently published its "Legacy for Good" report which reinstates commitment to people, communities, and environments where they operate. The Company intends to drive human progress by putting its technology expertise to work where they can do the most good for people.
Some of the highlights from past years include 'Near Zero-Waste Manufacturing', which shows that in 2016, 99% of manufacturing waste was diverted from landfills.
According to Travers Nicholas, the general manager, Dell EMC West Africa, the Company, globally recognized for providing technology solutions, services & support, has reduced the average energy intensity of its product portfolio by 54% since 2011. "This is one of the ways we are responsibly managing the resources we use," Mr. Nicholas said.
With the focus on Nigeria, Mr. Nicholas told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek that the Company is committed to tackling e-wastes through alliances with other Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the Government and other international organizations.
"Tackling E-waste in Nigeria is very important, an organization with over 145,000 employees and an annual 2016 revenue in excess of $72 billion (USD), you know we are not here for short term. As such, it becomes essential for us to prioritize the good of the environment where we operate". Mr. Nicholas Added.
The General Manager noted that as a long term player in the Nigerian technology space, Dell EMC is determined to lead platforms that will grow the interest of women in technology.
He urged organizations to kick against gender discrimination and create a structure that supports women in the industry.
"We have a female Mentoring and Development Program that allows our female employees grow and advance their careers. It was an employee driven initiative where some employees who mentored internally become mentors to females in Universities, developing and guiding them on how to join the technology industry," Mr. Nicholas told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.
Source: The Guardian