Lekela publishes 2017 sustainability report

Lekela, the renewable power generation company that delivers utility-scale projects across Africa, today published its annual sustainability report of its activities in 2017.

The report details Lekela’s long term commitment to the communities it operates in and how Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) is integrated into the heart of Lekela’s strategy to deliver clean, reliable power.

The 2017 Sustainability Report determines ways to turn Lekela’s strategic commitments into measurable performance. The Company’s ESG targets have emerged from both stakeholder engagement, and through a recognition of the principles of good business. In particular, Lekela has committed to support the UN Global Compact, which serves to improve human rights, labour practices, environmental protections and anticorruption practices through good corporate governance.

See the full report here – 2017 Lekela Sustainability Report

Jennifer Boca, Head of ESG of Lekela said: “This report outlines our bold strategy to make a meaningful impact across society and the environment through the projects we develop and operate. Last year alone, we invested $1.12m in education, enterprise and the environment as part of our ESG activities mand avoided around 340,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions by generating clean energy.”

“Lekela differentiates itself as a responsible business by integrating ESG considerations into the heart of what we do. We consider this as not only fundamental in identifying risks and opportunities to our business, but also as a source of value creation.”

Chris Antonopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of Lekela, said: Lekela is a business established for the long term. Our assets will be generating power decades from now and we are committed to leaving a legacy by delivering positive socio-economic and environmental benefits to the communities in which our assets are based.

“Achieving progress in these areas has the potential to transform communities, and links to our aim of delivering clean, reliable power across Africa.”