A leading manufacturer and marketer of frozen and non-frozen dairy food products, FanMilk Plc, recently donated a new bus to the Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The company, which has been in operation in Nigeria since 1963, has been active in giving back to its host communities in Oyo and Lagos states.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony which took place at the FanMilk factory premises in Eleyele, Ibadan, the Managing Director, Mr. Hans Pedersen, said “FanMilk Plc is pleased to be contributing to the development of Eleyele. In 2013, we constructed culverts for the community.”
He added that as an environmentally responsible company, FanMilk Plc is committed to international best practice in waste management.
“FanMilk upgraded its Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to international standard. All the liquid waste from operation processes is treated before being discharged,” he said.
Also present at the ceremony was Mr. Abam Caesar, Corporate Communications Manager, FanMilk Plc, who explained that the decision to donate a bus to the educational institution was as a result of discussions between FanMilk Plc, the school’s management and Student Union.
Receiving the key to the brand new bus, the provost of the college, ……, said, “We express our heartfelt joy for the donation of this brand new bus which will be used by the Student Union. We have had a good relationship for some time with FanMilk. Today’s donation marks a milestone. We are truly grateful.”
The Student Union President, Mr. Mosaderin Mutiu Adewale, also corroborated the provost, saying the donation showed the commitment of FanMilk to the college.
Also as part of its CSR, FanMilk Plc has started a pilot project with the Lagos State government to reduce the impact of plastic waste products on the environment.
It also partners with the Lagos State Ministry of Environment on its Climate Change programme, which it has been supporting for the past three years.