EABL operating sustainably from grain to glass
As governments, businesses, activists, and other stakeholders meet in Egypt for COP 27, we continue to see the impact of climate change through extreme weather patterns, drought, and famine. EABL recognizes that it has a responsibility to operate sustainably from grain to glass and move us closer to Net Zero.
TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON WORLD
EABL is focused on transitioning its operations to net zero and ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. They are engaging with suppliers to identify common challenges and help them accelerate their journey to net zero together.
The company is transitioning to renewable sources to power its manufacturing plants and is improving energy use and efficiency across its operations.
EABL has invested in biomass boilers in their plants in Kenya and Uganda that will help them reduce their carbon emissions by 95% (about 48,000 metric tonnes) per year.
PRESERVE WATER FOR LIFE
Water is a critical resource, as well as EABL’s most important ingredient. Preserving it is crucial to its communities and business – and remains a strategic priority for the company, especially in water-stressed areas.
EABL is implementing a series of community-based water projects aimed at providing a safe, reliable, and sustainable supply of water to communities across East Africa. The company has invested in improving access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in communities near their manufacturing sites in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania and local sourcing areas in all their water-stressed markets. The projects will benefit over 60,000 people, giving them access to clean and safe drinking water.
EABL treats 3 million litres of water via water recovery and purification technology before being released from the factory.
Leveraging on partnerships, EABL has, in the last 10 years, planted 1,323,468 trees with an impressive survival success rate of 85%. These efforts are particularly focused on restoring key water catchment areas around Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
BECOME SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN
With the climate in crisis, EABL is committed to reducing our footprint by reducing packaging and increasing recycled content.
The company has focused on innovations that improve circularity and reduce waste – for the business and the planet.
To build the resilience and adaptation capacity of the communities, EABL provides over 40,000 farmers across Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania with agricultural skills and resources to support sustainable farming practices.