EABL, Bio Food Products and New KCC grab top sustainability honours
KENYA– East African Breweries Ltd (EABL), Bio Food Products and New KCC took first, second and third positions respectively from their initiatives on how to make their businesses more sustainable at the just concluded Africa Food Industry Excellence Awards.
The event which will be remembered for its glitz, fun and networking, was the climax of a year’s process aimed at celebrating the region’s very best individuals, plants, innovations and company initiatives in the food industry.
EABL won the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award for its Energy Efficiency Improvement Program at its Ruaraka brewery in Nairobi, Kenya, which has also seen them named the best in energy management in the Diageo Group for breweries using returnable bottles.
Based on a 12-week rapid deployment with a break of 4 weeks to review progress of the project, then another deployment for 12 weeks, the initiative has seen the beer maker beat the mark of 120KJ/HL set for such facilities to average 96KJ/HL of beer.
The three-pronged Bio Sustainability Program ranked second after scoring highly on the PET reduction and recycling pillar, in which they have managed to reduce their PET bottle weight by 30% and are now recycling 95% of their industrial waste in partnership with Taka Taka Solutions.
The other pillar in the Bio initiative is on energy efficiency that aims at considerably reducing the energy consumption in their production process.
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