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SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Zambian Breweries Celebrates World Clean-up Day with a Successful Backyard Clean-up
“If we don’t pick it up, then who will?”
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – In a remarkable display of ‘Embodying Unity’, Zambian Breweries Plc, through its Manja Pamodzi initiative took to the streets of George Compound a successful cleanup of their ‘new backyard’.
World Cleanup Day, held annually in the month of September, is a global movement that encourages individuals and organizations to come together and take action to clean up their communities. Zambian Breweries Plc, recognizing the significance of this international event, decided to commemorate the day by cleaning up its own backyard.
The company’s proactive efforts in environmental stewardship demonstrates its commitment to creating a cleaner and greener future for Zambia.
As part of its Manja Pamodzi initiative, Zambian Breweries Plc is actively engaging in cleanup activities, waste management, and recycling efforts in communities it operates throughout the country.
“It is our duty to make sure that our surrounding areas of operation are clean. If we don’t, then who will?” emphasized Zambian Breweries Plc Country Director Michelle Kilpin.
“We firmly believe in the importance of sustainable practices and environmental preservation. By working in line with government’s agenda, we aim to contribute to the collective effort towards a greener economy and a more sustainable future for Zambia,” Ms Kilpin added.
Zambian Breweries Plc is not only making waves for its capacity expansion, but also for its unwavering commitment to amplify its impact and contribute to the overall vision of a Clean, Green Zambia.
Manja Pamodzi Foundation Limited is a community-based recycling initiative that has been instrumental in creating awareness about the benefits of recycling post-consumer waste such as plastic, cardboards, and paper. Through its efforts, the foundation aims to contribute to the preservation of the environment and foster the growth of a sustainable society.
“At Zambian Breweries, we believe that actions speak louder than words, and by taking the initiative to clean up our own space, we hope to inspire others to do the same. Together, we can create a cleaner and more sustainable Zambia,” expressed Better World Manager Bridget B. Banda.
The Extended Producer Responsibility policy seeks to hold manufacturers accountable for the end-of-life impacts of their plastic products and packaging. It also encourages holistic eco-design in the business sector.
Ms. Banda also highlighted the significance of businesses engaging in environmental management and conservation, saying, “It is vital as a business to participate in the management, conservation and the preservation of our environment.”
This clean-up exercise exemplified Zambian Breweries’ embodiment of unity within its staff and the community in which it operates. The company believes that such initiatives make a tangible difference in creating a clean and green Zambia.
George Compound resident, Elizabeth Mukoma thanked Zambian Breweries for the intervention, “Garbage is thrown all over. When the rains fall, it gets bad to the point where most of the waste is in the road. It is nice to see Zambian Breweries care for our community,” she said.
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About AB InBev in Zambia
Zambian Breweries Plc is part of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the largest brewer in the world, with more than 500 beer brands and some 200,000 employees in over 50 countries. It is also one of the world’s largest bottlers of soft drinks.
Zambian Breweries was established in Zambia in 1968 and its product range has grown to include clear beers such as Mosi Premium Lager, Mosi Light, Castle, Carling Black Label, Eagle, Stella Artois, and Budweiser.
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