Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, during the celebration to mark the World Water Day 2019, Environment Coordinator ABInBev Africa, Anitha Gerald, said the tools at its disposal are the monitoring and targeting software package, as well global benchmark tool that compares best practices and initiatives from other ABINBEV breweries.
Gerald said there is also the weekly loss and waste focusing by the brewery employees that maintains the elevated level of awareness on the need to save water, lots of water saving campaigns and employee engagement programme use to drive world best practices aimed at following 5 years target plan to improve water savings by latest technology investment programme implemented by the company globally.
“Water is more than just the number one ingredient in our beer. Water is a critical resource for the economic, social and environmental well-being of our communities. The farmers that supply us with the raw materials we use in our beers depend on water to cultivate their crops. Our operations from brewing to packaging all depend on water. Great water makes great beer. We therefore brew our beers at the highest level of water efficiency and we continuously challenge ourselves to do even more as we are conscious of the fact that we share this precious commodity with our community”, said Gerald.
She emphasised that the company’s goal as a global company is to ensure that by 2025, 100 per cent of our communities in high-stress areas will have measurably improved water availability and quality. “In Tanzania, we have implemented various water projects that have provided the community with access to clean water. ‘We are implementing water conservation initiatives in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” said Gerald
About wastes disposal she said, the company was using environmentally friendly technology in destroying hard and light wastes. She also explained that, TBL Group has as well been collaborating with the government and other stakeholders in environmental and water sources protection campaigns, and tree planting exercises.
She called upon all Tanzanians to conserve the environment especially by planting more trees, protecting water sources and use the available water carefully without wasting a drop.
The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind,’ which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. This means leaving no one behind.
Today, billions of people are still living without safe water, which means ‘safely managed drinking water service’: water that is accessible on the premises, available when needed, and free from contamination. Through the households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.