Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has been adjudged the Manufacturing Company of the year (2016) at the maiden edition of the Ghana Manufacturers Award held in Accra.
The company, a subsidiary of Diageo PLC, was also awarded Best Company in Corporate Social Responsibility for its impactful CSR programmes and the Best Company in Waste Management/Sustainability.
GGBL is the only beverage business listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange and produces a total beverage portfolio including Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Star Lager, Orijin Bitter and Beer Johnnie Walker Blue, Platinum, Gold, Black and Red Labels, Baileys, Smirnoff Vodka, Tappers Palm Beer, Smirnoff Ice, Malta Guinness, Alvaro, Orijin Zero.
Francis Agbonlahor, Managing Director of GGBL said “we are very proud to be named the Manufacturing Company of the Year from such a competitive and diverse manufacturing industry. GGBL has operated in Ghana for over 50 years and contributed significantly to the socio-economic development of the country through direct and indirect job creation as well as impactful Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Consistently, we have proved that our products are manufactured to the best quality and promoted in a responsible manner, adhering to global best practices. This award will certainly spur us on to create the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer product company in Ghana.”
Speaking at the event, Gabriel Opoku-Asare, Corporate Relations Director of GGBL said “GGBL prides itself in being the best in the industry and the topmost award we just received together with the two other awards is a testament to that. As a listed company, we ensure our end to end operations and processes – from sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and promotions always conform to the best in class. Additionally, our 2020 sustainability and responsibility Target coupled with international guidelines that have a local benefit ensures we reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, build thriving communities and reduce our environmental impact”.
The Ghana Manufacturing Awards is organised by Xodus Communications to bring together players in the manufacturing industry, recognize achievements from local and international companies involved in manufacturing in Ghana and also reward those that have played a defining role in moving the industry.