Sasol gets women – and water – wise

Nolitha main and tvThrough the Women Empowerment Strategy, Sasol’s Nolitha Fakude aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company. (Image: oecd.org)

Mining is an adversarial environment for women, says Sasol’s executive vice president Nolitha Fakude. But through the petroleum giant’s Women Empowerment Strategy, she aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company.

Nolitha secondNolitha Fakude, CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for 2014. (Image: GCIS)

When Fakude first took up her post, she set out to clean up Sasol’s water use. It was under her eye that Sasol launched Water Sense, an initiative that aims to implement the company’s water sustainability policies across all its operations around the world. Under her leadership, Sasol had decreased water use from 151-million cubic metres in 2011 to 148-million cubic metres in 2012. And according to Fakude, the company will further improve the way it uses water.