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Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC

Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC is the leading total beverage business in Ghana.

Sustainable development

In Ghana, we have a long history of creating shared value with the communities where we source, make and produce. From promoting sustainable agriculture to sourcing local raw materials, we work to protect and preserve natural resources and to help local individuals, businesses and communities to thrive.

Reducing our environmental impact

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact by making our products and business operations more environmentally sustainable.

Our initiatives

  • In a bid to use cleaner energy, we channel biogas from our Effluent Treatment Plant to fuel our boilers.
  • Instead of flaring CO2, we recover it from our operations to use in our brewing process.
  • Our trade refrigeration equipment is HFC-free to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • We work with industry peers on the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises project to integrate sustainable plastic waste management solutions.

Our results so far

  • We have lowered fuel consumption by 25% by improving the efficiency of our boilers.
  • We’ve reduced total packaging by 15% while increasing recycled content to 45% and making 100% of our packaging recyclable.
  • We sustainably source all of our paper and board packaging to ensure zero net deforestation.
  • Our water usage is down by 29.6% since 2015. 100% of operational waste water is returned to the environment safely.

Building Thriving Communities

We work to empower communities, with a particular focus on improving access to water.

Our Initiatives

  • In FY18, we invested over Ghc 571,000 in our Water of Life programmes in water-stressed communities and areas where we source local raw materials.
  • Since 2012, our Local Raw Materials initiatives have transformed our use of local raw materials, particularly the maize, sorghum and Cassava we use to produce our premium beverages.

Our results so far

  • Water of Life has provided clean water to more than 700,000 people in over 70 communities in the last 10 years.
  • We currently source 48% of our raw materials from local producers and are on track to reach 70% by 2020.
  • By increasing our use of local materials in production, we have improved the income of local farmers by more than GH¢100 million a year.
  • Our Local Raw Materials initiative has benefited over 25,000 smallholder farmers and impacted 175,000 people.