NP (SL) is a Strong Pillar of Corporate Citizenship in Sierra Leone

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By Amin Kef (Ranger)

Since its inception in 1996, NP-Sierra Leone Limited (NP-SL Ltd) has emerged as a model of corporate citizenship, significantly contributing to the national development of Sierra Leone. Established by thirty-five visionary Sierra Leoneans following the privatization of a Government-owned petroleum entity, NP-SL Ltd stands as a fully indigenous and leading petroleum importing and marketing company.

The founders of NP-SL Ltd demonstrated remarkable determination and an unwavering passion for success, diligently transforming their mission statement into tangible realities despite numerous challenges. This mission emphasizes maintaining a dominant local market position, expanding sub-regionally and ensuring the environmentally friendly supply of petroleum products. Additionally, it underscores the importance of offering superior value to customers, employees and stakeholders while prioritizing safety, profit optimization and corporate expansion.

Through strategic managerial initiatives, NP-SL Ltd has effectively realized its mission, growing from a modest enterprise into a mini multinational company with branches in Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, and The Gambia. The company’s savvy business strategies have allowed it to out compete other petroleum marketing entities, earning it a prominent position in Sierra Leone’s petroleum landscape.

NP-SL Ltd’s commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized with the prestigious accolade of 1st for Customer Care. Safety is a cornerstone of NP-SL Ltd’s operations, with stringent measures in place at all Filling Stations. Clear signage such as “No Smoking,” “Avoid Naked Flame,” and “Switch Off Engine when fuel is pumped” are prominently displayed, along with strategically placed fire extinguishers.

The company regularly organizes training programs for Station Managers and Pump Attendants to ensure they are well-equipped to handle emergencies.

In its pursuit of corporate social responsibility, NP-SL Ltd has consistently supported national development initiatives, complementing Government efforts.

The company’s expansion into previously underserved areas has not only improved access to petroleum products but also created job opportunities and reduced transportation costs. NP-SL Ltd’s Filling Stations are now a common sight in every corner of the country, addressing energy poverty and contributing to community development.

A strong proponent of local content, NP-SL Ltd prioritizes employment for nationals in the countries where it operates.

Innovations like the NP Smart Card, a cashless payment method for fuel, have been widely commended for their safety and security.

Recently, the company launched the “FUBU” (For Us, By Us) Access and Energy Pass Card, enhancing transaction convenience and transparency with real-time SMS updates and direct financial operations for station owners.

Additionally, NP-SL Ltd offers NP Gas, an environmentally certified cooking gadget available in various sizes at their Filling Stations. This product underscores the company’s commitment to sustainable and clean energy solutions for domestic use.

Through its adherence to its founding mission and proactive expansion, NP-SL Ltd has firmly established itself as a forward-looking company, significantly contributing to Sierra Leone’s overall development. The company’s dedication to quality service, safety, community support and innovation highlights its role as a good corporate citizen, continuously working towards a better future for all.


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