No shortcuts on World Day for Safety and Health at Work
It ranks before results and targets – before anything else. Nothing should compromise the safety of our colleagues, consumers and stakeholders.
Our Dream of zero accidents has not yet been achieved, but we are getting closer. And today, World Safety Day, is the perfect time to assess progress across our operations and highlight our safety priorities for the future
Since 2010, our colleagues in Brazil have partnered with local NGOs on a responsible drinking program aimed at adolescents in low income communities. NaResponsa’s main objective is to tackle underage drinking through two main avenues: first, creating a network of local NGOs and equipping them with material and language to instill alcohol literacy among their target audiences; and, second, through an online communications platform for teenagers, engaging them with content that reinforces the idea that they can still have fun without consuming alcohol.
Harbin Blue Sky Smog-Free Billboard
We are fully committed to realizing our plan for a cleaner world. We have examined our entire value chain to identify opportunities where we can lower our emissions. We also look beyond our walls, and, specifically, to the power of innovation, to see where we can make a cleaner world a reality. This unwavering focus led Harbin Beer to a ground-breaking development in China in the fight against smog, which negatively impacts millions of people every day.
Buy a Lady a Drink
Elizabeth is a young mother living in the west of Kenya. For many years, one of the most challenging tasks she faced each day was to fetch water – the long walk there and back meant she spent four hours every day collecting and carrying all the water needed by the family for drinking, cooking, washing and cleaning.
Brazil: SAVEh Online Water Management Tool
In 2016, our colleagues in Brazil launched a first-of-its-kind online platform in order to share water management best practices used in our breweries. As a direct response to feedback we received from our local Water Experts Advisory Group, we partnered with two NGOs, the Carbon Trust and Fundación Avina, along with the UN Global Compact, to create SAVEh, an online platform through which we are sharing our knowledge with small and medium-sized businesses in Brazil.
South Africa: Partnering to protect
Tackling water scarcity, reliability and quality issues requires collaboration between governments, affected communities, businesses, and other stakeholders. South Africa is a water-stressed country ranked as the 30th driest in the world, with annual rainfall of about half the global average. Recent droughts have placed agriculture under even more pressure.
Developing smallholder supply chains and strengthening livelihoods
In Uganda, agriculture is a critical source of income where more than a third of the population lives on less than 1.90 USD a day. Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) pioneered the development of Eagle Lager by sourcing locally, helping to create a secure income stream for more than 20,000 smallholder farmers in Uganda. It has also helped grow NBL’s market share 25% since it was created in 2002.
Growing our local sourcing in Mexico
One of the most successful examples of SmartBarley in action comes from Mexico, where, in 2015, we announced that all barley required to meet our local malt house capacity would be sourced locally by 2017. We’ve gone from sourcing 70% of barley locally in 2014 to 86% in 2016 and we’re on track to achieve 100% local sourcing by 2017. To achieve this, we built up an agriculture team of 20 agronomists and four researchers to directly support farmers to produce malting quality barley.
Weaving a way of life
High in the Peruvian Andes, where the temperature can fall below zero degrees in the afternoon, the beautiful traditional Incan weaving technique known as telar is still practiced.
The ancient tradition of telar weaving, using a foot loom, has been a way of life for Andean women for thousands of years in the mountains around Cusco, Peru.
Weaving is at the very heart of the country’s culture and is a source of immense pride for regions, with entire families and villages committed to keeping this traditional way of life alive.
However, there are concerns that the skill of weaving could be lost, and may not be passed down through future generations.
Locally grown livelihoods
Using local crops to brew beer helps Nile Breweries create employment in farming, where jobs are needed the most, while offering Ugandans an affordable alternative to unhealthy informal or illicit alcohol.
Uganda’s Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) launched its sorghum-based Eagle Lager in 2002, in a pioneering move to brew beer from what was traditionally a subsistence crop.