GHANA – Nestlé Ghana Limited recorded a 12.8% growth in its 2018 financial year across its business supported by strong performance of the company’s downstream distributors

This is according to Ms Philomena Tan, Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited, who was speaking during the company’s recently held distributors’ awards ceremony.

She stated that the firm’s performance upbeat the volatile economic conditions during the period which was greatly propelled by the commitment of its downstream distributors.

Ms Tan highlighted that creating shared value along the entire supply value chain remained a major area of focus in Nestlé’s operations towards promoting a sustainable business.

According to Ms Tan, for 62 years, the company has been committed to building healthy lives through the provision of healthier and tastier food choices that complemented the nutritional needs of individuals and families.

“Our consumers are at the heart of everything we do in Nestlé …Our products, for example, are fortified with iron, vitamin c and other micro nutrients.

This, is our contribution to dealing with the high levels of iron deficiency leading to anaemia in the population,” she said.

She added that the company was committed to building resilient and inclusive communities as well as the environment through their sustainability plan.

Markedly, Ms. Tan said that Nestlé Ghana has rolled out the ‘Nestlé Cocoa Plan’ and the ‘GhanaWASH’ which has seen more than 17,000 Cocoa farmers receive training on good farming practices.

She added that the firm has also connected 52,000 people in farming communities with clean water and sanitary facilities.

The MD said the company would continue to deliver growth to its cherished customers in 2019.

“In order to ensure that our efforts are sustainable, Nestlé believes in the principle of creating shared value along our entire value chain; from the farmer who provides the raw materials, to our production site where we focus on safety, quality and product innovation, to you our distributors who play a critical role in ensuring route to market,” she NOTED.

Among the firms who scooped various awards across different categories; brand champion; growth; consistency; highest turnover and best distributor include BenBetty Enterprise, Ransbet Supplies and Ofram Enterprise.