To accomplish its health and climate mission, Safisana is promoting waste recycling among large players in the food industry in Ghana. For food processing companies, waste recycling is a way to become circular and more sustainable and to deliver on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals. Compared to dumping, the recycling of waste has many benefits for corporates: zero waste to landfill, a reduction of the overall footprint, a reduction of carbon emissions, a reduction of environmental pollution plus a measurable community impact.
Managing Director Aart van den Beukel: "Large food and beverage industries are increasingly becoming a key stakeholder in our waste-to-energy model. We are partnering more and more with local and international corporates in Ghana to further boost social and environmental impact together. It is a win win."
New partnership with Promasidor
At our recycling plant in Ashaiman, the industrial organic waste is recycled and used as a resource to produce biogas and organic fertilizer. Safisana’s general manager in Ghana, Elikplim Asilevi: “We currently treat 20-35 tonnes of food waste on a daily basis. Among our current suppliers are large food companies who have their factories in the neighbourhood such as Fanmilk, Nestle, Olam, SeKaf and I am proud to announce the recent partnership with Promasidor, a leading food manufacturing company in Ghana."
For Safisana, collaboration with large food processing industries as suppliers of large quantities of waste to our recycling is key to grow our impact on the communities and the environment. To optimise energy production, organic waste from the industries is mixed with organic waste from local markets and faecal sludge from the communties. “The more organic waste we get from the industries, the more waste from the community we can process and treat", general manager Elikplim Asilevi says. "By supplying waste to our recycling plant in Ashaiman, companies support over 147,000 people with improved health and sanitation, and a cleaner living environment.”
Advocating Greener Initiatives in Ghana
The Promasidor factory is headquartered in Accra where it produces a range of products such as Cowbell milk powder, Miksi and Onga seasoning powders, which have become firm favourites among consumers. “With this partnership and commitment with Safisana, Promasidor reaffirms its position as an eco-friendly business that integrates best environmental systems practices in its operations”, the Quality Assurance manager at Promasidor, Miss Bernadette Klu states. “We are committed to the reduction of our carbon footprints and the impact of our operations on the environment. Our partnership with Safisana gives credence to this commitment, and together with other advocacy programs and community support initiatives under the visionary leadership of our Managing Director, Mr. Festus Tettey, we believe we can reduce the net effect of greenhouse gases. Suffice to say that with this partnership, even our waste is serving a good purpose and contributing significantly to the closed loop economy.”
During a visit a Promasidor Delegation made to the Safisana recycling plant, last March, a Green Certificate was handed over to Promasidor to honour its commitment to operate an eco-friendly business. General Manager Elikplim Asilevi shared his excitement about this partnership and further stated the readiness of Safisana to expand and build a closed-loop business model in the near future where Safisana provides biogas directly to industries like Promasidor in return for their waste.
Start recycling and become a Safisana supplier
We are still looking for more food processing industries like Promasidor who want to positive impact on the climate and tthe community.
Find out what types of waste we process, check this document:
For more information on how to become a Safisana supplier: check https://safisana.org/sourcing.