Nigerian Breweries Plc Reaffirms Commitment To Sustainability Agenda

Nigerian Breweries Plc Reaffirms Commitment To Sustainability
Hans Essaadi, MD/CEO, Nigerian Breweries

Nigerian Breweries Plc, the foremost brewing company, has restated its commitment to ensuring a sustainable and environmentally friendly agenda in its business operations across the country.

The reaffirmation was given by the Managing Director, Mr. Hans Essaadi during the company’s 76th Pre-AGM media briefing held in Lagos on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Essaadi noted that sustainability is a key pillar of the company’s strategy, which explained why it recorded significant progress in this direction in the last few years.

He further stressed that the company made significant investments in the last 12 months to meet this ambitious target by driving operational excellence in its existing assets while also promoting alternative energy solutions in its operations.

According to him, the company achieved a relative reduction in water consumption and carbon emission during its operations in the 2021 financial year.

“Over the last year, we have achieved 11.35% carbon emission in production. We have also reduced our water consumption from 3.80hl/hl in 2020 to 3.70hl/hl in 2021. We have achieved zero waste to landfill at 5 of our production sites and ended 2021 with an overall 95.6% waste diversion from landfills. We launched the sunshine crèche to promote diversity and inclusion”, he said.

He stated that in line with its ‘Brew a Better World’ sustainability agenda, the company has embarked on far-reaching initiatives geared towards improving the planet and making it a better place to live and thrive as a business.

He disclosed that the company was determined to deliver superior and balanced growth for the business through the HEINEKEN EverGreen strategy.

“As a 157-year-old company, we think in generations and deliver long-term, sustainable value creation. Our EverGreen strategy has been built from four foundational areas called the Green Diamond. EverGreen leverages our existing strengths and new opportunities to chart the next chapter of our growth”, he added.

He stressed further that the company would continue to channel investment in alternative energy sources for its production to reduce carbon emissions, which would consequently help in achieving an environmentally sustainable planet.

He assured stakeholders that the company remains committed to not only keeping its balance sheet strong but ensuring that the health, safety and welfare of its employees, customers, communities and partners are protected.