Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came
NYONG Clement Bantar is passionate about Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE). He is the man who wants to “Make the Business World for SMEs Healthy, Safe and Eco-Friendly”. He is the Founder and CEO of Cameroon Safety Services (CSS), a Cameroon base social and consulting Firm whose mission is to contribute in building a Healthy, Safe and Green culture in Cameroon and African mentality.
He is holder of Bachelor degree in Geosciences and has worked for five years in the Oil and Gas Industry both in African and European countries. He is a Certified HSE for Youth Trainer, member of HSE Europe group, Certified SERVANT LEADER , Honorary awards Leadership in the category of ENVIRONMENT and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT issued by Go Ahead Africa Ltd , member of the Young African Leader Initiative (YALI) network, Business and Entrepreneurship leader and a Tony Elumelu 2017 Entrepreneur, BOCCONI University 6 weeks Business participant, His project was pre-selected among 20 projects out of 550 projects by the Jury of Startup-Afro 2017 Edition.Participant at the Cameroon Leadership Academy (September 2015)… He has received several online courses in Health, Safety and Environment, volunteer participant at the National Forum on QHSE,
A news report released On 7 September 2017 by the International Labour Organization after its triennial World Congress held in SINGAPORE on safety and Health at work, indicates that the Global number of work-related fatal injuries and accidents have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year. And estimated that a Global cost of 2.99 trillion US Dollar was spent on Safety and Health at work-related incident by Employers, highlighting that it is as a result of failure to address Health and Safety concerns with 40% of youths most like to be affected than old people.
The idea to create CSS came about when he observed continuous reports from International and national organizations about cases of increasing work-related accidents, illnesses, deaths, injuries, Floods, Global warming, Climate change, unhygienic and unsafe conditions in Companies, Organizations, Communities, Countries and Continents. Realizing the vast and complexity of practical solutions to overcome this phenomenon, he decided to apply his experience in Health, Safety and Environment acquired in the energy industry to bring sustainable solutions to this area through quality HSE Training and Eco services for a Global well being. The aim is to raise a Global awareness in the subconscious of people and develop an eco-friendly lifestyle especially for very small and medium-size enterprises VSE/SME to accompany them comply with international norms such as the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 etc at very low cost and enable them stay competitive in the Market.
On 28 July 2016 CSS was legally created and the idea is to provide HSE Education, HSE workshops, HSE Social Events and Eco services in Companies, Organizations, Government, Schools, Orphanages, Communities. Donation and monitoring program of HSE working tools to organizations where necessary will provide solutions to this area. The project is already being implemented in Douala and will progressively cover the entire Cameroon and Africa through collaborations and partnerships arrangements.
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Your products and services
ETS Cameroon Safety Services (ETS CSS) is a social and consulting Enterprise that provides sustainable QHSE solutions to promote community wellbeing and prevent work-related accidents, Environmental pollution for Businesses and Organizations. ETS CSS utilizes its expertise in the areas of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) to provide international standard and cost-effective solutions to very small and medium size Enterprises within Cameroon and Africa in the near future. CSS provides a multitude of services to Small and Medium-size Enterprises which include:
- International standard Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Training.
- HSE Consulting; (example Environmental assessment and risk control), accompany VSE/SME achieve and comply with international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 etc.
- Eco services (Eco cleaning, Greenspace creation and management, selling plants and Flowers), Organize HSE workshops and Events and sell of HSE equipment and working tools, Corporate Social Responsibility.
- HSE Cooperate Social Responsibility.
- HSE Social Workshop
Your success factors
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) if well practised in projects and Companies will boost productivity, reduce indirect cost and work-related dead usually cause as result poor QHSE implementation by both employee and employer. HSE is meant to be applied in all types of businesses and organizations but little has been done in this area especially in Cameroon and Africa. HSE is a good tool for Corporate Social Responsibility and many Businesses will need it to harmonize their business with the environment where they operate.
Our leadership skills and expertise in HSE, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, project management and Social activities will make Cameroon and Africa Healthy, Safe and Green through CSS’s different HSE Services.Both the Government and the international organisations are putting pressure on Companies to implement HSE Standards in their businesses.We are focus on very Small and Medium-size enterprises with less than 250 employees.
Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing
We are focus on very Small and Medium-size enterprises with less than 250 employees in other to assist them stay productive and competitive using QHSE Standards at low cost.We want HSE to be a culture, that is why CSS will operate as a Business and at the same time as a Social Enterprise so that funds generated and donations can be used to organize and provide free HSE training and workshops on Climate Change, Road Safety, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Injury prevention, First Aids, Fire prevention etc. in Schools, NGOs, Associations, Communities. We equally aim to donate sanitary materials, Malaria medications, mosquito treated nets, Plants and Flowers… to these organizations.
Your business model
CSS propose a B-B and B-G business model to provide the best quality and international standard HSE Services adapted to local Business and Organizations. We are getting visibility through local press media, social media. We make money through HSE Training, HSE Consulting (e.g Environmental Risk assessment and control, CSR) and Eco services such as Eco cleaning and Greenspace management). We intend to increase our revenue by creating a large green space where plants and flower of different species will be planted for sale. CSS intend in the future to own a modern HSE Training facility, Shops for HSE equipment and Eco cleaning tools to supply Companies, that will generate additional profits. As a Social Enterprise, CSS will get additional funds and materials donation from Organizations, Company and sympathizing individuals in other to carry out its social activities.
A few words about your competitors
When fighting to solve a Global problem like Health, Safety and Environment, CSS believes there is actually no Competitor. However, there are few Companies in the area of HSE in Cameroon and their training are very costly causing companies to refrain from training employees in this area and this leads to reoccurring work accidents, illnesses and Environmental destruction. We propose cost-effective training yet profitable to us. Many Urban gardeners lack the marketing skills for their green business, so we are bringing in a portfolio that will serve every business, Organization, community and Government thereby making Africa and the World Green Again.