Accra Brewery Limited has observed World Environment Day in line with its objective of promoting a sustainable environment and healthy ecosystem in Ghana.
Marked annually on June 5, the World Environment Day provides the opportunity for stakeholders to reflect on critical issues that affect global ecosystem while creating awareness on environmental issues.
As part of activities to commemorate the day, a sensitisation forum was organised at the brewery to educate all employees about their collective efforts in ensuring a sustainable environment.
Employees of the company later on embarked on a clean-up exercise around Agbogbloshie and its environs, climaxing it with the donation of 10 refuse bins to the Agbogbloshie community.
Explaining the commemoration, Mr. Vincent Oliver, Technical Director of ABL, noted that, as a subsidiary of SABMiller, one of the largest brewers in the world, ABL is enjoined to create a Clean, Resilient, and productive World through the reduction of its carbon footprints, efficient use of water and other raw materials.
He indicated that the company will continue to adhere to all the regulations that border on the safety and the well-being of the environment.
‘‘ABL is aware of the dangers of environmental pollution on the safety and wellbeing of our workers, communities in our enclave and the nation at large. We will therefore not compromise in our bid to ensuring strict compliance with environmental regulations,” he assured.
He observed, with delight, the company’s environmental protection efforts, citing ABL’s in-house waste segregation, sale of its spent grains-(by-product of brewing production) to pig farmers.
Commenting on the commemoration, Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs of the company, Ms. Adjoba Kyiamah, stressed on the need for every Ghanaian to protect their surroundings in their own unique ways.
‘‘Environmental protection is a concerted effort; a task that cannot be left solely at the doorstep of government. The pulling together of our individual efforts will go a long way to reduce the dangers our environment is exposed to’’ she added.
Outlining the company’s environmental protection efforts, Ms. Kyiamah, pointed out that in line with its effective resource management practices, ABL continues to brew beer using less water by re-using water generated from its production processes for cleaning.
She further indicated that the company’s re-cycling and re-use of glass bottles and plastic crates; as well as selling of its chemical drums and broken pallets for domestic use which otherwise could have gone wasted demonstrates its commitment to keeping a clean and healthy environment.
She also added that, the company is also seriously considering sustainable options for recycling its plastic bottles and is on the verge of entering into partnerships with some organisations that have the capacity to re-use the plastic bottles