Kampala, Uganda — Uganda Breweries Limited unveiled the inaugural East African Breweries Limited (EABL) Sustainability Report to the government, the media and the public.
The report, which was released by all three subsidiaries under EABL (Uganda Breweries, Kenya Breweries and Serengeti Breweries) is meant to highlight the accomplishments of the business units’ sustainability efforts while making a commitment to expanding and deepening the impact of these initiatives.
While receiving the report on behalf of the Minister of Water and the Environment, Florence Adongo, the director of Water Resources Management at the Ministry said, "This report shows that UBL and EABL will increase output without significantly reducing natural productive capacities, which is a step forward in making Uganda’s Green Growth Development Strategy a reality.
Uganda Breweries Limited is the lead private sector partner of the Ministry of Water and Environment in several angles of ministry interventions."
UBL, which is celebrating 75 years of operations in Uganda this year, has invested Shs4billion in projects that have improved access to potable water for over 2million people all over the country.
In 2015, UBL unveiled a Shs20billion water treatment plant to ensure that water flowing from the brewery is safer and cleaner than it was when extracted from Lake Vitoria.
This is in addition to a Shs14bn in a water recovery plant to reduce water usage by reducing the volume of water extracted from Lake Victoria.
Alvin Mbugua, UBL’s outgoing Managing Director, said, "We want to continue to be a positive example within Uganda, the region, and the world. We hold ourselves accountable to the communities in which we operate and strive to ensure that as we grow, so do they. We believe that this is not just the right way to do business, it is the only way."