Our Sustainability Plan
Shabelle Sugar Factory strives to maintain sustainable manufacturing by creating products with economically-sound processes that reduce environmental impacts while conversing natural resources and energy. Through our sustainable manufacturing process, we also enhance product, community, and employee safety.
Health and Safety Policy
Shabelle Sugar Factory is committed to the continual reduction of the exposure of its employees, equipment, and property to accidental injury and loss.
The company has pledged to provide:
- A safe working environment
- A safe system of work, providing training and supervision
- Facilities for the welfare of all workers
- An environment for continuous improvement with regards to safety
The South West Godey irrigation project is located in the Ogaden desert along the left bank of the Wabishebelle river, the approximate geographic coordinates of the center of the project area, are 6 Northern Latitude and 43 40 Eastern longitudes. The climate of the project area is hot and dry the average annual rainfall is 220mm. While evaporation is estimated to be 3,850mm per annual. Annual rainfall is rather erratic and ranges from 33 to 425mm. A completely or relatively dry period is experienced from June to October and from December to April. The mean average temperature is 28oc, with average maximum and minimum temperature respectively of 35oc, and 22oc. All soils of the Godey-West project area are allochthonous in nature; this means they have been transported from elsewhere before being deposited in their present location. The soils mainly consist of calcaric Fluvisol and vertisol with textures varying from silty loam to silty clay loam. The vegetation mainly consists of a predominant thin grass cover, now and then intermixed with small herbaceous thorny shrubs. The Livelihoods of the local population in the project area is Semi-nomadic with no infrastructure at all like power supply, water supply, health services etc.
The main activity of the local semi-nomadic population is principally centered on animal husbandry, practiced in an extensive manner (ranching) herds consist of cattle sheep and goats. Donkeys and camels mainly serve a means of transportation of goods. Agricultural production in the project area bears a strong shifting character and it can be said that there is almost no agricultural activity in the project area because for most consecutive years the area is affected by the frequent occurrence of droughts and a shortage of rainwater. However, during floods of rivers, the local population practiced recession agriculture. For instance, crops are planted after the high peak of a river has passed and the soil is fully saturated with water, the planting schedule follows the recession of water line and relies on this residual water stored in the soil to supply the crops. Little soil cultivation is carried out and no inputs, other than seed, are used. Hence, the surrounding people (Local community) have not satisfied its requirements in staple foods. It has to be noted also that the local population is very independent in character, and efforts to involve them in permanent agricultural systems so far have failed.
The proposed new Godey Sugar Factory project will be located within the Western section of the West Godey irrigation scheme which runs into the South East Somali Region State of South-West Godey area. The proposed South-West Godey sugarcane estate lies in the tail of Wabi- Shebele river basin in Somalia region between latitude 617123N and 1085890 E; at an elevation of 227m amsl. It borders with Wabi River in the west, Adadle and Bare Woreda in the southwest, Godey and Qelafo Woreda in the east. The southern-most tip of Phase-I West Godey 4,000h irrigation Schemes approximately 50-70kms North-West Godey town.