The unveiling of the 2023 Sustainability Report by East African Breweries (EABL) was today presided over by Cabinet Secretary Hon. Soipan Tuya.
“It is a pleasure and an honour to be here today as we launch the EABL 2023 Sustainability Report. I am encouraged by the progress made in aligning with national and global sustainability goals,” said the CS.
She added, “I applaud EABL for your commitment to reducing water and energy consumption, increasing the use of renewable energy, and minimizing waste generation as highlighted in the report.”
The ‘Accelerating to a Low Carbon World’ report outlines the achievements made in the EABL’s net-zero journey, which saw the brewer reduce its carbon emissions by 55% during the year.
With the installation of biomass steam plants in its activities in Kenya and Uganda, EABL increased its utilisation of renewable energy from 25.8% in 2022 to 64.86% this year.
According to Group Corporate Relations’ Eric Kiniti, sustainability has evolved into a crucial business need for organisations all over the world. The fact that they want to run a sustainable glass collecting spirits company through Rudisha, completely switching from a one-way to a returnable glass model, is not just a fad or a marketing ploy; it is a basic moral and ethical imperative.
According to Jane Karuku, Group MD and CEO, the firm not only acknowledges its obligation to the environment and society, but it has also taken concrete actions to make sure that its operations consistently have a beneficial influence.
She continued by saying that the business aims to attain net zero emissions by 2030 and that this year showed a notable 55% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from 2022.
“Society 2030 – Spirit of Progress is our strategic action plan, that unites our organisation and our stakeholders across the globe towards driving sustainable business practices,” Dr Martin Oduor, Board Chair.
Top executives from EABL, including CEO Ms. Jane Karuku and Group Board Chairman Dr. Martin Oduor-Otieno, were present for the event.