George Wachiuri dedicates Optiven’s GoGreen Initiative award to environmental and sustainability advocates

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Optiven, a leading real estate company, has been recognized for its GoGreen Initiative, which has been hailed as a game changer in the real estate sector.

The GoGreen Initiative is a project under the Optiven Group Foundation which embraces environment sustainability across the board and works to highlight, promote and encourage best practices in Environmental Sustainability.

Optiven award was presented by the Kenya Green Building Society (KGBS) which is an independent, non-profit, non-political, member-based organization formed to lead the transformation of the built environment in Kenya toward environmentally sustainable buildings, promoting a healthy and efficient built environment.

The GoGreen Initiative, which falls under the Optiven Foundation’s environment pillar, has been awarded for its innovative approach towards sustainability, inspiring institutions under Kenya Professional Realtors Association (KPRA) and industry stakeholders to include environmental sustainability in their Economic Social Governance ESG blueprints.

The Awards were held in Nairobi on March 31st at trademark hotel.

Optiven was recognized for its efforts in promoting sustainable management practices in its projects, with a focus on value additions that embrace the circular economy.

 “Congratulations to the green technology project of the year recipients in the just concluded KPRA Real Estate Awards and Recognition Dinner, awarded by the Kenya Green Building Society – KGBS,” statement read.

George Wachiuri, the Chairman of the Optiven Foundation, expressed his gratitude for the recognition and dedicated the award to all those making a difference in the environmental and sustainability circles locally and abroad.

He noted that Optiven’s GoGreen initiative has set a positive example for the real estate industry, emphasizing the importance of environmental sustainability in the economic and social governance of companies.

Wachiuri said that the award is expected to motivate the Optiven team to continue advocating and working towards sustainability initiatives to make the world a better place.

“This recognition will also encourage other companies to prioritize environmental sustainability in their operations, promoting a greener and more sustainable future,” Wachiuri said.

Last year Optiven was Gogreen initiative was appreciated by Nature Kenya for its role in conserving the environment.

Wachiuri said the GoGreen Initiative by Optiven aims to restore and protect our ecosystems in the years leading to vision 2030.

Optiven also participated in the Environmental Sustainability Summit that was held on 27th May 2022 at Westland’s Nairobi.

The event saw the gathering of stakeholders involved in sustainability, scholars on matters environment and decision makers on ecosystem restoration attending.

Speaking on the role of companies in promotion of sustainability, Wachiuri recommended that the corporate sector embraces sustainability by recommending biodiversity in common areas of their operations.

He noted that the time is now for real estate to contribute towards healthier living, more productive and connected lives of the communities where they operate in.

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