Nigeria’s leading Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Services Company, Nestoil Limited, has emerged as the ‘Best Company’ in Infrastructural Development’ at the at the 10th edition of the SERAs (Social Enterprise Report Awards) ceremony held at the Muson Centre in Lagos Nigeria on Friday November 11, 2016.
Nestoil emerged winner in this award category, which had other notable organisations and multinationals such as Exxon Mobil, GT Bank, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), OANDO Foundation, MTN Nigeria and Lafarge, as an acknowledgment of its social connectedness and contributions to societal development.
“We are not a quoted company, but we are a business with a conscience. We will continue to conduct our operations and selves in a manner that will promote social good and wellbeing of mankind. As an organization, Nestoil is committed to conducting its operations in a socially responsible manner, and we take awards such as this as reminders to organisations, business leaders and managers of their creeds sustainability”, ‘Segun Fafore, Head, Corporate Communications, who received the award for the company.
As an organisation that operates in the oil and gas sector, Nestoil is fully aware of its obligations to nature, humanity and the society at large. The company, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the Obijackson Foundation, has evolved and implemented progarmmes that support the attainment of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Acknowledged for its industry leadership through execution of technically complex projects which have enhanced quality of life in Nigeria and contributed to the operational efficiency of its clients, Nestoil is consistently seeking innovative avenues for striking a balance between its economic activities and environmental sustainability.
Consequently, the company has not only integrated sustainability into its operations, but also identified key focus areas of social intervention. These areas are Education, Health & Safety, Economic empowerment, Community Investment and Development, Sports Gender Equality & Women Empowerment and Environment.