Unilever Nigeria Plc has announced that it has rewarded its outstanding drivers at the 2022 edition of Transporters' Safety Week.
The Transporters’ Safety Week celebration which was held at Unilever’s Main Distribution Centre in Agbara, had the theme “Buga for Safety, Dey Kampe,”.
The company called for collaboration through information gathering and sharing to keep drivers safe and healthy in the course of their duty.
Tobi Adeniyi, the Supply Chain Director (Go-to-Market), Unilever, who spoke at the event said, “Buga for Safety, Dey Kampe’ was adopted as the theme for this year because “We are constantly engaging our partners on what the standards are in terms of security, safety, and quality, whilst ensuring that we do not compromise, and we are glad that the feedback has been very positive.
“We value this partnership as we place a very high value on the safety, well-being, and security of all partners involved in the handling of our products.”
According to him, the event symbolises the fact that the company is committed to safety, and it cherishes its enhanced collaboration with its transport partners, especially the drivers who exemplify the safety standards of Unilever within and outside of the company premises.
The one-week event featured free medical check-ups, health, security, and safety training, and awards and rewards for independent transporters who adhered to Unilever’s safety protocols in line with relevant government and regulatory agencies.
Rachael Ezembakwe, the Safety, Health and Environment Manager for Unilever Nigeria/Ghana, said, “In the last three years, Unilever has continued to leverage the opportunity to emphasise safety measures needed for our partners to remain safe while they contribute their quota to our value chain.
“We are happy that many of our logistics partners have demonstrated good behaviour as they commute both within and outside our facilities.
"We hope to maintain these standards because we believe that it is the best approach to keeping people safe and achieving our desired goal."