British American Tobacco (BAT) Ibadan factory has been awarded the prestigious Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Core certification for sustainable water management, both within its factory and beyond.
The global certification which is given after a rigorous audit process is awarded to organizations that meet the globally set standards and applicable framework for sustainable water management.
The certification was presented to the Company for its commitment and contribution towards the responsible use of water in a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable way.
Receiving the certificate, the Operations Director of BAT West and Central Africa, Alberto Kauer, said, “Earning this certification demonstrates BAT Nigeria has met all 5 core criteria in the global benchmark for responsible water stewardship, making this facility one of only 254 organizations worldwide to earn the respected designation, and one of only three in Nigeria.”
BAT Nigeria is accelerating its ambition towards creating ‘A Better Tomorrow’ for the environment and the communities in which it operates.
According to Yarub Al-Bahrani, the Managing Director of BAT Nigeria and Area Director West and Central Africa, “the AWS Award is now part of the endearing history of sustainability achievements in BAT Nigeria and across the West and Central Africa Area. BAT Nigeria will continue to invest in sustainable actions and pursue good water governance initiatives as the company evolves from a business where sustainability is important, to one where it is front and centre in all that we do”