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Accra Brewery Picks Award For Best Practices In Sustainable Manufacturing

8 January 2014

Accra, Ghana. 3rd December, 2013: Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) has received an award for ‘Best Practices In Sustainable Manufacturing’ at the recently held 2nd AGI industry awards in Accra.  

This year, the ceremony, which is organised to honour Ghanaian industries, was themed ‘Rewarding Excellence and Innovation’, and saw ABL clinching an award for the second consecutive year after receiving the award for ‘Best Company Employer’ in 2012.

For 83 years, Accra Brewery has been operating in Ghana, and the company has shown its commitment to the best practices in its manufacturing processes by placing emphases on promoting responsible drinking, conserving water, reducing energy use and carbon footprints, recycling packaging materials, reducing waste and encouraging enterprise development and value chain management, as well as enhancing the lives of the communities they operate within. ABL has also been promoting human rights, good health and has contributed substantially to reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Accra Brewery Limited has been embarking on numerous sustainable development initiatives within the company and in communities. The brewery’s energy consumption has dropped from 250MJ/hl to 205MJ/hl and over the past three years reduced its water use from 10.34hl/hl ration to 4.79hl/hl; the company also crushes its old bottles and recycles them into new glass, and its retailers have also benefited from responsible alcohol retailing programmes. Additionally, ABL’s consistent initiatives in health, education and socio-economic activities have improved the lives of the communities in which they operate.

Ms. Adjoba Kyiamah, Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs of ABL, who received the award on behalf of the company, was delighted that ABL’s efforts have been recognised. “We are encouraged by this award to spur on to greater heights. ABL will continue to remain committed to its sustainable way of doing business in Ghana. I dedicate this award to all employees and management of ABL who have been working hard for us to stay on course.”

In November, ABL commenced a multi-million dollar expansion project to increase its capacity and also increase its efforts in engaging in sustainable manufacturing practices. The project factors in the protection of the environment as all emissions and effluent product disposal systems, and a waste water treatment plant fitted with a yeast digester will be constructed.

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About Accra Brewery Limited (A subsidiary of SABMiller plc)

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), originally known as Overseas Breweries Limited, was established in 1931, becoming the first brewery in the then Gold Coast.  In 1975, the locally registered Accra Brewery Limited acquired Overseas Breweries assets.

Today, Accra Brewery Limited is a public company engaged in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of beer, sparkling soft drinks and non-alcoholic malt beverages.  Its flagship brand is the iconic Club Premium Lager, which has been a part of every single milestone in Ghana’s history since 1931.  ABL’s other brands are Castle Milk Stout, Stone Strong Lager, Chairman Malt Liquor, Club Shandy, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Chibuku Shake Shake, Castle Milk Malt, Club Cola, Club Muscatella, Club Orange, Club Soda and Club Quinine Tonic.

As a subsidiary of SABMiller Plc, ABL understands that its profitability depends on healthy communities, growing economies and the responsible use of scarce natural resources.  These issues are therefore integrated into the business through SABMiller’s 10 sustainable development priorities.

ABL’s mission is to own and nurture local and international brands that are the first choice of consumers and customers in Ghana.

About SABMiller plc

SABMiller plc is one of the world’s leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries.  The group’s portfolio includes global brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch; as well as leading local brands such as Club (Ghana), Aguila (Colombia), Castle (South Africa), Miller Lite (USA), Snow (China), Victoria Bitter (Australia) and Tyskie (Poland).  SABMiller also has growing soft drinks businesses and is one of the world’s largest bottlers of Coca-Cola products.

In the year ended 31 March 2013 the group reported group lager volumes of 242m hectolitres, group revenue of US$34,487 million and group EBITA of US$6,421 million. SABMiller plc is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.

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Accra Brewery Limited

Tel/e-mail: (030 2688851-6)

Ms. Adjoba Kyiamah

Corporate/Legal Affairs Director

Tel/e-mail: 030 2688857

Mrs. Joyce Ahiadorme

Corporate Communications Manager

Tel/e-mail: 030 2688851-6

Mr. Cyrus deGraft-Johnson

Corporate Affairs Manager

Tel/e-mail: 030 2688851-6


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This is a SABMiller subsidiary news release, it was first published in its local market on 3rd January 2014.

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