SABMiller RUS has realized a campaign on redevelopment and reconstruction of two wells in the Trudovoe village of the Primorski krai. (Translation)
24 November 2010
19 November 2010, Vladivostok
This event is a part of the national project of SABMiller RUS "Build springs together!" whose goal is to provide access to clear drinking water for the citizens of the Primorski krai, Kaluga and Ulyanovsk regions.
Careful management of water is one of the priorities of SABMiller RUS' Sustainable Development campaign. The company aims not only to reduce the volume of water used for beer production, but also to supply the needs of the local population because the quality of life and the regions' development in general depends upon the quality of drinking water.
In Trudovoe village, SABMiller RUS has reconstructed two wells that are an important part of the infrastructure of the community. Building activities for the reconstruction include construction and installation of the well's curb with a roof, doors and elevator. 400 people living in Trudovoe village use drinking water from the wells.
Alexander PARKHOMENKO, Head of the population cooperation department of Trudovoe village:
"The creation of favorable conditions for the population's vital activities in the territory of Trudovoe village is one of the main aims of the population cooperation department of Trudovoe village, created by the Administration of Vladivostok. We greatly appreciate the positive cooperation of the SABMiller RUS company in the reconstruction of the village's public territory, and in particular the well water reconstruction works. Similar projects by businesses that operate in the territory of Vladivostok will influence and improve the quality of life for the region's population and will continue the tradition of cooperation between the company and the administration. We hope for further effective cooperation with SABMiller RUS company. "
Nadezhda KHOTINA, Corporate Affairs Department Director, SABMiller RUS:
"Following the priorities of the Sustainable Development program, SABMiller RUS company actively invests in the region's ecology, contributing to further development of the local communities where the company realizes its production activity. Reconstruction of the wells and springs in Trudovoe village is the first step in the realization of SABMiller RUS' program for providing access to clear, natural drinking water in the Primorski krai for the population. The choice of the wells is not accidental since we have taken the opinion of our employees into account. Many of them live in the village and will continue to use the reconstructed wells with pleasure."
SABMiller RUS is a subsidiary of one of the world leading brewing companies SABMiller plc. In Russia the Company has operated since 1998, when its first brewery in Kaluga was launched. For 11 years of successful operations in Russia, overall corporate investments exceeded $700 million. Today there are over 2000 employees across the country and three production sites, in Kaluga, Vladivostok and Ulyanovsk. The company portfolio is comprised of such well-known international brands as Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Velkopopovicky Kozel, and the beloved local premium Zolotaya Bochka, Tri Bogatyrya and Vladpivo beer brands. Within the bounds of the sustainable development program, SABMiller RUS implements projects for responsible alcohol consumption, environmental protection and development of local communities, including the support of entrepreneurial development, which stimulates the growth of the local economy and assists in new jobs creation in the regions of the company's operations.
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This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist. Note: This news release was first published in its local market on 19/11/2010.