GHANA – Ghana’s Premier Consumer Goods Company, Unilever Ghana, has been adjudged the best in Best Practices in Sustainable Manufacturing at the AGI awards held at the State Banquet Hall in Accra.

This year’s awards, dubbed: “Patronising made-in-Ghana goods to build strong industries”, sought to promote and maintain high business standards among businesses and industries in Ghana.

Unilever Ghana emerged winner in the Best Practices in Sustainable Manufacturing category through innovative sustainability practices.

A statement issued in Accra by Mr Gabriel Opoku-Asare, Head of Corporate Affairs, Unilever Ghana, said the Company achieved the remarkable feat of sending zero non-hazardous waste from its factory in fulfilment of its Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) goal of reducing its environmental impact whilst creating a positive social impact.

It said over the years, Unilever Ghana has undertaken various projects in line with the USLP goals that had ensured world class sustainable practices in its interactions with the environment and people within the communities it operates.

“We are happy to be recognised for our commitment to sustainable business practices. Protecting our environment will not only serve us well today but will also help in creating a brighter future for generations to come,” it added.

“It said as industry leaders, we are committed to bringing along other organisations and the government on this journey – to make sustainability the norm and not the exception” Mr Abdelaziz Salah, Supply Chain Director, Unilever West Africa said.

Earlier this month, Unilever Ghana was adjudged CSR Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards.

November 30, 2015; GNA