… committed to driving efficiency and world class production
Non-alcoholic industry giant and manufacturers of Coca‑Cola Products, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has successfully hosted the pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) project workshop. The event which was organized by the Nigeria Energy Support Programme, took place in the Ikeja Plant of NBC on August 17, 2017, and witnessed the presence of industry stakeholders, engaging in series of practice-driven workshops focused on energy efficiency, aimed at supporting participating companies to identify opportunities for sustainable energy cost saving initiatives.
Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Segun Ajayi-Kadiri, Director General, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), underscored the need for energy efficiency in the sector, stating that energy cost account for up to 40% of production cost in some sectors in the economy, and that being efficient in energy consumption is instructive and largely supports companies' profitability. In his remark at the fifth and final workshop, NBC Country Manufacturing Director, Anthony Njenga said, "Energy efficiency is embedded in the company's mantra to protect the environment and be a sustainable business, hence the Company is pleased to participate in this pilot Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) for industries in Nigeria by NESP"
The NESP is in collaboration with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA). The successfully implementation of the initiatives discussed at the Energy Efficiency Network (EEN) for will go a long way to support sustainability, reduce environmental carbon footprints, whilst helping industrial enterprises in Nigeria to reduce the already high cost of production, increase productivity and improve their competitiveness.
Participating companies that took place in the EEN workshop received technical support to implement an energy management system based on ISO 50001, the international standard for energy management, which was recently adopted and published by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) as a Nigerian Industrial Standard (NIS/ISO 50001). Energy efficiency is a major agenda for NBC both from a sustainability and cost perspective. NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry and is making huge investments in Nigeria, to drive world class operations to better satisfy its customers, consumers, while adding value to its communities and other stakeholders.