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Sustainability is our Business

Our 2025 Global Sustainability Goals

Our most ambitious goals yet!

Smart Agriculture

By 2025, 100% of our direct farmers will be skilled, connected, and financially empowered.

Water Stewardship

By 2025, 100% of our communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality.

Circular Packaging

By 2025, 100% of our product will be in packaging that is returnable or made from majority recycled content.

Climate Change

By 2025, 100% of our purchased electricity will be from renewable sources and we will have a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions across our value chain.

SMART AGRICULTURE

By 2025, 100% of our direct farmers will be skilled, connected, and financially empowered.

As a local brewer, we depend on high-quality agricultural crops to brew our beers. Local sourcing remains a critical part of our business model as we want to secure a resilient and high-quality supply of crops for decades to come. Growing ingredients locally allows us to brew the best beers and that’s why we support the livelihoods of farming communities nationally, working with over 2,000 direct farmers to grow natural ingredients — including barley, sorghum and cassava.

Cassava FarmingIn 2017 we launched Eagle lager, a local beer made from locally sourced Cassava. Eagle Lager is providing not only a boost for the country’s agriculture sector but also for over 4,000 cassava farmers. Using cassava grown by local farmers in Luapula Province, the drink’s growing market share is likely to help make agriculture one of the major contributors to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

TechnologyIn 2018, we introduced Block-Chain technology that has a created a platform that leverages data, technology and insights to help more than 5,000 enrolled farmers improve their productivity, financial traceability and environmental performance.

Research & DevelopmentWe support local Research and Development and have dedicated agronomists that facilitate the development of high-quality seeds and share best practices with farmers.

Partnering for SuccessBecause challenges in agriculture cannot be solved alone, we partner with a wide range of collaborators, including tech start-ups, NGOs, governments and businesses. We have partnered with;

  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • MUSIKA
  • Zambia Research Institute
  • United Nations World Food Program

We depend on our farmers, and we are committed to catalyzing sustainable transformation — securing our supply chains, improving farmer livelihoods, and strengthening natural ecosystems — now and for the next 100+ years.

We have defined a “direct farmer” as a farmer who has signed a contract with us or who supplies us via a local cooperative or aggregator.

Water Stewardship

By 2025, 100% of our communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality.

More than just a key ingredient in our beer, water is a critical resource for the economic, social and environmental well-being of our communities. We brew our beers at the highest level of water efficiency and we continually challenge ourselves to do even more by looking beyond our own operations and improving water access and quality for both our communities and our breweries.

Itawa Springs InitiativeWe took action to protect one of Ndola’s most important water sources, the Itawa Water Springs. Through a Multi-Stakeholder Governance approach we partnered with various stakeholders to address land degradation and potential water source depletion. The initiative achieved the construction of water access points, housing and relocation of encroaching communities and well as ecological restoration and legal protection of the site.

Commercial Boreholes Project: George CompoundIn Partnership with Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company (LWSC)and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WASUP) we have provided for water access through commercial boreholes for the residents of George Compound in Lusaka.

 Water Security PartnershipsTogether with local authorities, other water users, and partners such as the Lusaka Water Security Initiative (LuWSI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The Kafue Joint Action Group (KFJAG), we continue to invest financial and technical resources into green infrastructure initiatives, conservation and reforestation projects, habitat restoration efforts, and improved water infrastructure.

Circular Packaging

By 2025, 100% of our product will be in packaging that is returnable or made from the majority of recycled content.

Responsibility for our product goes far beyond the last sip. We’re constantly looking for ways to increase the rate of return for returnable packaging, recycled materials in our packaging, to increase recycling rates around the city and country at large through the enhancing of the local recycling value chain and educating consumers on the importance of recycling.

Manja Pamodzi Recycling InitiativeIn 2015, we launched an initiative to answer to the visible challenge of post-consumer packaging waste and Extended Producer Responsibility. The Manja Pamodzi “Hands Together” initiative is an incentivised community-based initiative that is helping clean up post-consumer packaging waste thereby improving sanitation and hygiene and improving community livelihoods. In August 2018, the initiative was established as separate legal entity – Manja Pamodzi Foundation Limited – which is open to further collaboration from public and private stakeholders.

Recycling PartnershipsWe continue to work closely with the Lusaka City Council (LCC), Ministry of Local Government, the Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA), Ministry of Youth, Sport & Child Development and many other stakeholders to enhance the recycling industry in the country.

Our next challenge is to make sure all of non-returnable packaging is incorporated in the local recycling value chain.

Climate Action

By 2025, 100% of our purchased electricity will be from renewable sources and we will have a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions across our value chain.

Brewing our beers is reliant on a healthy, natural environment, as well as on thriving communities. That’s why we’re striving for a world where natural resources are preserved for the future. We have launched within our brewery operations initiatives to reduce energy usage and emissions from transportation.

Supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

We are contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and broader global sustainable development agenda while building resilient supply chains, productive communities, and a healthier environment. We have placed a deliberate focus on contributing progress toward the goals where we can use our scale and partnerships to drive meaningful positive change.