Africa’s waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has received yet another set of prestigious awards at the third Sustainable and Social Investment (SSI) 2019 Awards.
It has been adjudged the Best Company in Providing Sanitation Facilities, Best Company in Providing Environmental Sustainability Projects and the Best Company in Sustainable and Social Investment Project (Environment Category).
The awards ceremony, which was on the theme “celebrating impactful brands and their sustainable legacies,” was attended by dignitaries Cuban ambassador to Ghana Pedro Luis Despaigne and Mr. Joseph Obeng Opoku, Chief Director of the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources who represented the sector minister, Mrs. Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
Zoomlion has which started in Ghana has grown to become the citadel of waste management innovation and best practices in the West African sub region.
The award scheme identifies and publicly recognises the exemplary performance and achievements of companies and foundations operating in Ghana to improve livelihoods in the communities they serve through sustainable and social investment projects.
Other beneficiaries of the awards included, McDan, MTN, GNPC Foundation and Goldfields, among others.
Zoomlion has over the years provided a number of sustainable waste management solutions including the Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (IRECOP) Accra, the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant (ACARP) located at Amasaman, and the Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited (SSGL) at Lavender Hill.
The development of the Lavender Hill project addressed, once and for all, the century-old problem of freestyle dodging into the sea.
The Universal Plastic Product and Recycling (UPPR) plant also located in Accra is engaged in plastic recycling and manufacturing of high-quality made-in-Ghana waste bin as a core service towards the realization of the clean and healthy Ghana cause.
Other major projects include the Kumasi Compost and Recycling Plant (KCARP) currently nearing completion with 98% of work done, and the Kumasi Wastewater Treatment Plant which is currently under construction.
These solutions by the company across the regions have provided 85,000 jobs for Ghanaian citizens.
Zoomlion has also initiated many sanitation and environmental innovations and research through its partnership with universities in Ghana and abroad as well as development partnerships in the diaspora.