NBC Receives Water Stewardship Gold Certification

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Ikeja plant has received the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Gold Certification Award.The company received the award in recognition of its responsible use of freshwater in a socially, economically and environmentally beneficial way.

Control Union, Ghana, a global organisation which is made up of leading businesses, non-profits, public sector agencies and academic institutions presented the award to NBC.

NBC is said to be the first receiver of the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship Gold Certification award.

At the presentation of the award, the Managing Director of Control Union Ghana, Ransford Nyarko, said: “NBC achieved five key criteria stipulated for the certification, including good water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality, protecting important water-related sources and safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all.”

In appreciation of the recognition, the Manufacturing Operations Director for Lagos and West, NBC, Mr. Soni Alok, said the company had put in efforts to promote water sustainability. According to him, the efforts are in line with the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Group’s 2025 sustainability commitments.

The Head of Ecology and Conservation, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Olayinka Omotosho, said the certification was recognition for Lagos State as this would go a long way to validate the level of compliance to standards in water sustainability operations in the state.

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