Nigerian Breweries Plc, the foremost brewing company in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment to environmental sustainability with a donation of five units of 16’’X 8’’and 53’’ deep waste bins to the Abia State Environmental Protection Agency (ASEPA).
The donation was made on behalf of the company by Abbey Ajayi, Brewery Manager, Aba Plant to a delegation of state government officials at the Aba brewery in the state.
While making the donation, Ajayi said “we acknowledge that protecting the environment is a top priority on the agenda of His Excellency, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu”.
“This has informed our commitment to ensuring that the state succeeds in maintaining a green and clean environment. This commitment is not only evident in donations like this but also in the way our business has prioritized sustainability in our operations.”
He stated that Nigerian Brewery will remain committed (through its Brew a Better World Sustainability agenda) to supporting the state government by investing in well-organised waste disposal and recycling activities, functional wastewater treatment plants as well as responsible water resource management.
Receiving the bins, Eze Okwulehie, the General Manager, ASEPA – praised Nigerian Breweries Plc’s consistency in maintaining global standards for environmental management.
He noted that his agency’s inspection of Nigerian Breweries’ operations conducted a few weeks ago had confirmed the company’s adherence to very high compliance and environmental standards in all its processes and operations.
Also speaking at the event, Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the State Government, Abia State, thanked Nigerian Breweries for the donation which he described as another testament of the company’s determination to remain a strategic partner to the state government, recalling the company’s past financial support to the state government during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as its consistent contribution to the state’s Internally Generated Revenue.
Over the last few years, Nigerian Breweries has embarked on social investment initiatives that cut across critical areas such as education, health and provision of pipe-borne water.
The investments include the donation of educational infrastructure to schools in the state, supporting communities with access to potable water and primary health care as well as sponsoring sports development in the state.
These projects lend credibility to NB Plc’s resolve to grow with the communities where they operate and is in line with its Brew a Better World sustainability agenda.