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NB reaffirms commitment to sustainability agenda

By Sunday Aikulola
20 April 2022   |   2:43 am
Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Hans Essaadi, has restated the company’s commitment to the sustainability agenda of the company.

[FILES] Finance Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Rob Kleinjan (left); Corporate Affairs Director, Sade Morgan; Managing Director, Hans Essaadi; Legal Director/Company Secretary, Uaboi Agbebaku and Supply Chain Director, Martin Kochl during the 76th Pre-Annual General Meeting media briefing of the company in Lagos. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN

Managing Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Hans Essaadi, has restated the company’s commitment to the sustainability agenda of the company.

Speaking during the company’s 76th pre-AGM media briefing in Lagos, he stated that sustainability is a key pillar of the company’s strategy, which explained why it recorded significant progress in the last few years.

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

He noted that it achieved 11.35 per cent carbon emission reduction last year.

“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 five of our production sites and ended 2021 with an overall 95.6 per cent 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.

He disclosed that the company was determined to deliver superior and balanced growth 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 said.

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