Monrovia, 10 August 2022: Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. (GVL) was just recognized as “Liberia’s Most Outstanding Corporate Concessionaire for the Year 2021/2022” by the Association of Liberian Journalist in Peace Building, Liberia.
Presenting the Certificates of Recognition at the honoring ceremony held at Cape Hotel in Monrovia, the Group’s National Coordinator Alex V. William and Secretary General Cyrus Jackson Doe said their decision is based on the Company’s immense contributions towards the growth and development of the Liberian economy, through the provision of jobs for over 3,000 Liberians and other social corporate initiatives in host communities, which have helped in reducing poverty within the Southeastern belt of Liberia. The provision of sustainable income and benefits for workers, housing facilities with continuous electricity and water; free health care delivery for employees and their dependents, as well as community dwellers and the construction and rehabilitation of schools are deemed worthy of recognition.
It also mentioned that GVL’s annual contributions to Community Development Funds for projects such as road rehabilitation, scholarships and efforts to build the capacity of youths and other infrastructural improvements that benefit the communities are commendable. The Group also lauded the managerial skills of the management team led by the CEO in recognizing the rights of communities and always constructively engaging and discussing with them in accordance with the principles of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). The Group recognized the launching of the Company’s Sustainability Action Plan, which will eventually lead to the lifting of a work suspension order on the Company by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as worthy of honor.
The Group presented two certificates, one to GVL Management and the other to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ferdy S. Handojo for his transformatory, visionary and prudent administrative leadership role played since his appointment as CEO of Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. Mr. Handojo was gowned and named “Snoti” a Kru name which means God’s time.
Receiving the certificates of honor, Mr. Handojo thanked the Group for the recognition and dedicated the awards to the entire workforce of GVL Family, adding that it is a collective effort that got the Company to its current state. He said that GVL will continue to promote continuous improvement in its operations and applauds the Government of Liberia and the host communities for the level of support toward the investment.
This is the third time in less than twelve months the Company has received such recognitions by Civil Society Organizations in Liberia.