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Kenya Breweries named most energy efficient company

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has scooped the prestigious overall energy management award at the 18th edition of the Energy Management Awards (EMA) hosted by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) through its Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation for making significant cuts in their energy consumption without negatively affecting their output.

KBL also bagged five more awards: Renewable energy; Water conservation; Electricity savings award for large consumers; Energy management; Best energy thermal saving award, large consumer; Sustained high-performance.

The Energy Management Awards seek to promote excellence in energy management by recognizing industrial and commercial enterprises that demonstrate excellence in energy efficiency and conservation.

KBL Managing Director, John Musunga, said the company has set ambitious environmental targets, aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“We have a responsibility as a local manufacturer and employer in Africa to grow our business sustainably while creating shared value. I am delighted for the recognition for our efforts towards reducing our carbon footprint and addressing climate change by embracing the use of clean and affordable energy. This is a demonstration of the strength of our commitment to pioneering grain-to-glass sustainability, positively impacting the communities in which we live and work.”

KBL recently invested in biomass boilers to replace heavy fuel oils, which will reduce their carbon emissions by 95% (about 34,000 tonnes a year). This is among the company’s biggest investments in addressing climate change issues.

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