Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has won two awards at the 6th Ghana CSR Excellence Awards (GHACEA) 2016 organised by the Centre for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) West Africa.
The award is aimed at recognising businesses in the country for their corporate social responsibility, sustainability initiatives and genuine efforts in CSR and Sustainability.
The event, held in Accra, brought together kingpins of the industry and was ably supported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI), United Nations Development Programme, Plan International, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Environmental Protection Agency and more than 25 media organisations.
GGBL picked up the CSR Award for Production Standardisation, aimed at celebrating a business that conforms consistently to international standardisation and quality assurance practices – and CSR FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) of the Year also aimed at rewarding the FMCG with the most outstanding impact made through its CSR projects and a feasible sustainability plan woven around business practice.
The Corporate Relations Director of GGBL, Mr Gabriel Opoku-Asare, said: “These two awards are a testament to our continuous efforts to meet international standards in our operations. This reflects in our premium brands and our sustainable investment in communities.
“Our 2020 Sustainability and Responsibility Targets is the road map for activating in the following areas; reducing our environmental impact, building thriving communities and promoting the responsible use of alcohol in society,” he said.
Local sourcing initiative
According to him, the company’s local sourcing initiative also ensures that farmers enjoy the benefits of producing with raw materials sourced locally.
“Converting CO2 in our operations also ensures we reduce our Greenhouse Gas emissions. These are but a few of the areas we have shown this commitment and we will not be relenting because we know doing good is good for business.”
The GHACEA collates CSR interventions, evaluates, identifies good practices and rewards socially responsible entities and individuals as shining lights for others to emulate.
The scheme also ensures that local and international companies in Ghana maintain or raise their bar of social responsibility to international standards.
In that process, the GHACEA helps society become better by compelling the private sector to contribute their quota to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and do more for society, meaningfully and sustainably.