The Observer (Kampala)

13 July 2014

Uganda: Nile Breweries to Cut Water Usage

Nile Breweries Limited's parent company SABMiller has released its target for 2020, revealing it would cut on the amount of water used to produce a single bottle of beer. All its subsidiaries will work to achieve these targets.

ln a statement last week, NBL said it would also directly support half a million small businesses to thrive.

"[We want] to achieve a water efficiency target of 3.0 litres per litre of beer and secure the water supplies [we share] with local communities through watershed partnerships at every site that faces water risks," NBL said in a statement.

Last year, when NBL opened a factory in Mbarara, residents feared the company could suck River Rwizi, their sole source of water, dry. The company said it would scale up programmes to sensitise all beer consumers on responsible drinking.

"Nile Breweries is committed to work together with all our stakeholders towards achieving the targets set by our parent company," said Greg Metcalt, the managing director of NBL.

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