Understanding our role and responsibilities in our value chain
Beer is a local product – typically brewed, sold and consumed in the same community. As a major brewer, we therefore play a key role in the economic development of our local communities. By delivering high quality products that consumers enjoy, our businesses create jobs, pay taxes, develop local skills, encourage enterprise and demonstrate that business growth and sustainable development can be mutually reinforcing rather than in conflict.
We also understand our role and responsibilities in our value chain. That’s why we’ve established our Group Responsible Sourcing Principles which ensure basic human rights are acknowledged and respected by our suppliers. These cover:
- Business conduct
- Working conditions
- Child labour
- Wages & hours
- Freedom of association
Progress against 2012 targets
|Explore the feasibility of establishing a malting facility in Zambia and exploit barley export opportunities as they arise, building on our achievement of 100% self-sufficiency last year||Zambian Breweries plc is currently investigating sites for a malting facility.|
|Begin cassava cultivation and processing to support the launch of new affordable cassava lager beer in Mozambique||Impala (the world’s first commercial cassava clear beer) launched in Mozambique.|
Expand our local sourcing project in India to one new state and increase the amount of barley procured through the programme
|Project expanded to Madhya Pradesh, in addition to the existing states Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Uttaranchal.|
- SAB (Pty) Ltd to join Sedex to strengthen its approach to responsible sourcing
- Undertake a detailed review of the sustainability of our key agricultural raw materials
Enterprise Development and Value Chain Management: Building value chains that promote economic empowerment and development.