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Danakali releases Colluli sustainability report

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Danakali has published its first Sustainability Report, which outlines ongoing and planned contributions of its Colluli potash project to sustainable development in Eritrea.

As stated by the independent United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report, released in January 2019, Colluli has significant potential to contribute to the Eritrean economy. The associated potential benefits to the country’s sustainable development agenda will be generated through creation of direct and indirect local jobs across different sectors, contribution to export and GDP, potential transformation of regional agriculture and food security, all of which will help Eritrea meet 13 out of the 17 UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The report states that the shared value in Colluli can be implemented in four possible initial channels: through supporting local firms; identifying and developing appropriate training and skills provision for local population; making available the fertilizers for use by farmers within Eritrea in the first instance and for farmers in wider Africa in the next step, and by implementing zero carbon approaches.

Danakali announced in May that the EPCM phase 2 of the project is now in its final stage, with completion anticipated in June 2020.

CEO of Danakali, Niels Wage, said:

“Our commitment to sustainable development of Colluli is underpinned by the principle that mineral projects should be both socially responsible and technically and environmentally sound. As we are nearing construction and then progressing to production, the team is working hard on ensuring all foundations are in place, and is driven by the responsibility, dedication and focus that this project deserves. We are pleased with the progress we have made so far, and the steps we are taking to ensure full alignment with international and Eritrea’s standards across all operational management systems. The release of the inaugural Sustainability Report is yet another step in our commitment to responsible business throughout the construction and operation of Colluli and consistent ESG disclosure that meets investors’ expectations for measurable performance data.”

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