To achieve our objective of ‘bringing people together for a better world’, we work within the communities where we operate and beyond, touching lives and investing in socio-economic development. In relating positively with people, the company as part of its corporate social responsibility works with community representatives to identify interventions that will be beneficial to them and works with them to execute same. Many of such projects cut across five CSR Pillars:
- • Empowerment
- • Education
- • Health
- • Infrastructural Support
- • Lifestyle (Responsible Drinking)
Stakeholder management is a key focus of our business strategy where we have different platforms for engaging our stakeholders; sharing, receiving feedback and attending to what matters to them.
A major aspect of our corporate citizenship is the employment of both direct and indirect employees from communities. The company presently employs 2,187 full time employees and provides over 5,000 indirect employments.
Employees at our Gateway Brewery in Ogun State
More than just a key ingredient in beer, water is a critical resource for the economic, social and environmental well-being of communities. We are committed to brewing beer at the highest level of water efficiency and we continually challenge ourselves to do more. That is why we are improving water access and security in the communities where we live and work.
In Ilesha, the brewery inaugurated the pilot phase of Omi-Asoro Farm Irrigation Project in December 2019, providing 0.63hl/hl of treated wastewater, on a monthly basis, to 4 farms across 7 acres of land. As at of today, the 4 farmers have harvested vegetables and maize within a space of 3 months
We also look beyond our operations in order to improve high risk water sheds in the areas where we operate. Our goal is to ensure water access and quality for both our communities and our breweries. To demonstrate this, we provided boreholes to communities in Ibadan, Ilesa and Lagbara, all in South West Nigeria and communities in Onitsha, Anambra State in the South East. In the South South, we renovated the borehole in Oginigba Community Primary School.
Photos from the borehole renovation project at Oginigba Community Primary School