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09.06.2016 General News

ABL Commemorates World Environment Day

By Maame Owusuaa
ABL Commemorates World Environment Day
LISTEN JUN 9, 2016

As part of World Environment Day, the management and staff of Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) observed the day with a tree planting exercise, and donated three skips at the cost to GH¢35,000 to the Agblogbloshie community.

The brewery also organised an environmental care talk at its premises for both employees and members of the Agbogbloshie community, in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The programme was held at the ABL premises in Accra, last Friday.

Mr. Vincent Oliver, Technical Director of the brewery, indicated that the ABL’s operations are in line with best environmental management practices, as well as the global goals for sustainable development.

Mr Oliver indicated that ABL has Joined the world to commemorate the day set aside to reflect on critical issues that affect the global ecosystem, while creating awareness on environmental management as another way to demonstrate ABL’s love for Ghana and the environment.

“Our investment in re-cycling and re-use of our returnable glass bottles and plastic crates; sale of spent grains to piggeries; the sale of our chemical drums and broken pallets for domestic use, and making of beer with less water has earned ABL a 3 star during a recent SAB Miller Global National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) ranking. We are also currently constructing our effluent treatment plant, which will further reduce our carbon footprints and increase efficient use of water and other raw materials. ABL is aware of the harm of environmental pollution on the safety and well being of its workers and the communities in which it operates. It will, therefore, continue to adhere to all the regulations that protect the eco-system”.

A representative from the EPA, Samuel Nortey Oquaye, who spoke on the theme, emphasised the need to reduce global warming by planting trees and making good use of resources in the environment.

However, he said, Ghana choose the theme “Go Wild for Life” to encourage people to protect all those animal species under threat through illegal trade, and take action to help safeguard them for future generations.

The occasion, which was also attended by some members of the Agbogbloshie community, noted that SABMiller, one of the largest brewers in the world, would enable ABL to promote a Clean, Resilient, and Productive World, through the reduction of its carbon footprints, efficient use of water and other raw materials.

World Environment Day is a worldwide annual celebration on June 5, to provide opportunities for stakeholders to reflect on critical issues that affect the global ecosystem, while creating awareness on environmental issues.

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