“By giving back to our stakeholders and sharing value, we contribute in a material way to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. It also supports our purpose, Creating a Future, Enhancing Life to ensure that NBL can be here for the next 100 years.”

The sustainable development goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. NBL identified five SDGs that we believe will enable us to realise our purpose, guided by specific targets.

SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

As a leading beverage manufacturer, NBL has a responsibility to minimise harmful alcohol consumption and to look after the physical and mental well-being of our employees. This was a particular focus during COVID-19, with the health and safety of our employees being an absolute priority.

SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

The sustainable management of water is particularly relevant for Namibia, a water-scarce country often affected by severe droughts. As the biggest industrial consumer of water in Windhoek, NBL must therefore minimise our consumption and the impact we have on water quality.

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

Transitioning to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system is critical to support stable economies and protect people and the planet. NBL contributes to clean energy by substituting fossil fuel-based electricity with renewables, and by improving energy efficiency.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

NBL’s biggest opportunity to contribute to the SDGs is in economically uplifting Namibians. We are applying breakthrough thinking to ensure we retain jobs, upskill our people and invest to reinvent NBL for a post-COVID-19 world. We are directed by the O&L Group’s 2025 Vision metrics which include two targets that relate to this SDG.

SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Sustainable consumption and production patterns are critical to reverse environmental degradation and promote resource efficiency. NBL aims to be responsible and ethical in how it uses and recycles natural resources.

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