Nigerian breweries wins SERAS award
In recognition of its “Brew A Better World” sustainability agenda, Nigerian Breweries Plc, has received two awards at the 2021 edition of the Sustainability, Enterprise, and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) CSR Africa Awards.
Nigerian Breweries Plc emerged as the winner of the Best Company in the Environmental Stewardship category and the Best Company in the Climate Action category at the 15th edition of the award with the theme “Driving Sustainability Through Circularity: Localizing the SGDs for Greater Impact.”
According to the local organizing committee (LOC) for the award, NB Plc won the award as the best company in the climatic action in acknowledgment of the company’s efforts at reducing carbon footprint with the installation of a 663.6kWp solar power plant at the Ibadan brewery which is the first of its kind in the industry while the company was declared the winner of the best company in the environmental stewardship category in recognition of its commitment to environmental sustainability.
NB was also nominated and emerged a finalist in three other different categories that include best company in circular economy, best company in education, and best company in water and sanitation
The Corporate Affairs Director, Sade Morgan, described the awards as a testament to the company’s commitment to raise the bar through its sustainability agenda.
Morgan explained that the firm’s sustainability agenda is focused on three cardinal pillars of Social (Diversity, Fair and Safe, Community Impact), Responsible (Always a Choice, Address Harmful Use and Moderation), and Environmental (Carbon Neutral, Circularity, Healthy Watersheds).
The Founder, SERAS, Dr. Ken Egbas, noted that the awards won by Nigerian Breweries Plc and other winners are well-deserved given the companies’ commitment to sustainability. He added that the recognition should serve as a constant reminder for award recipients to continue to do more in impacting society.