Ensuring Cleanup of Oil Spill Sites
Frequent spills are the cause of the deaths of over 16,000 infants in the Niger Delta annually, according to a report by 2 professors from St. Gallen University in Switzerland, who carried out a research in the area in 2012. Working with these professors and their report, SACA has been engaging the corporations, both in Nigeria and in their home countries, to apply international standards in handling oil spills in Nigeria. Working with their shareholders, especially those of Shell in the UK, SACA has made the companies to not only clean up the spills but also respond to spills timely enough to protect the environment and the healths/lives of their host communities and reduce tensions. SACA also carries out environmental campaigns, both among company staff and contractors, and among community members and other stakeholders.