strategic
partnerships

integrated
annual
report 2016

The following slides reflects NBL’s key value network elements, and highlights where these are based on partnerships. Each number indicates a partnership which is described in more detail.

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A commitment to Reinheitsgebot

2016 was the 500-year celebration of the German Reinheitsgebot (“Purity Law”) across the world. The international beer tradition was introduced to Namibia together with the founding of the first breweries in South-West Africa (Namibia) by the German Pioneer Brewers around 1900. Read more

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A culture of innovation

The ability to innovate is one of the drivers of economic growth for Namibia and a key element of NBL’s culture. It is also at the core of NBL’s partnership with its customers and consumers. The Group’s vision and purpose statement emphasises the ability of creating a future and enhancing life, supported by the strategic objective of Everyone Purposefully Producing Breakthrough Everywhere. Read more

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A new partnership with Heineken

Following two cautionary announcements in June and July 2015, NBL announced the restructuring of its joint venture with Diageo and Heineken – DHN Drinks, which was established in 2004. DHN Drinks held the licences for the combined beer, RTDs and cider portfolio of Heineken, Diageo and NBL. NBL owned 15.5% of DHN Drinks with the rest split between Heineken and Diageo. Read more

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Water determines future investment

NBL is the biggest industrial consumer of water in Windhoek. With a sustained regional drought across southern Africa, the central region of Namibia (which includes Windhoek) has been one of the worst hit areas. In May 2016, NamWater, as the national bulk supplier of water to the City of Windhoek, announced an increase from 30% to 40% in required water savings, based on the predicted average annual demand. Read more

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Home grown barley creates jobs and a new brand

The Namibian Government’s Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development chose “Growth at Home” as its theme to drive accelerated economic growth, reduce income inequality and increase employment. The theme subsequently became a strategy adopted by Government for implementing Namibia’s first Industrial Policy and to attain the strategic objectives for manufacturing as outlined in the National Development Plan. Read more

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Reducing NBL’s carbon footprint through the biomass boiler

NBL commenced with the testing phase of the biomass boiler in the last weeks of June 2016 – a year after initiating the project. The boiler, which was imported from Austria, is set to replace 80% of the 3 600 tons of heavy furnace oil NBL annually uses. Read more

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Making, moving and managing stock

NBL is predominantly dependent on imported raw material for the production and packaging of its beverages. Packaging material, which includes bottles, cans, cartons and shrink foil is imported from South Africa, whereas raw ingredients are imported from Europe (mainly Germany and Holland). Read more

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Managing the environmental impact of production outputs

NBL acknowledges that environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce the negative impact on the environment. This includes reducing the consumption of water and energy, the amount of waste from production processes and taking into account the environmental impact of each product’s entire life cycle: from the development to the disposal of the product and its materials. Read more

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Promoting responsible drinking

Social challenges are often most effectively addressed through a multi-stakeholder and partnership approach. This applies equally to initiatives and interventions aimed at reducing alcohol abuse, with a collective effort from industry, Government, community and non-governmental institutions in Namibia. Read more

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Aligning employment and purpose

NBL’s vision, to be the most progressive and inspiring company, is closely linked to the employment experience of its 740 employees. NBL is committed to providing exceptional employment experiences by promoting a progressive and inspiring workplace culture which ensures employees are valued and have opportunities to grow. Read more

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A commitment to Reinheitsgebot
2
A CULTURE OF INNOVATION
3
A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH HEINEKEN
4
WATER DETERMINES FUTURE INVESTMENT
5
Home grown barley creates jobs
and a new brand
6
REDUCING NBL’S CARBON FOOTPRINT THROUGH THE BIOMASS BOILER
of production outputs
7
MAKING, MOVING AND MANAGING STOCK
8
MANAGING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
OF PRODUCTION OUTPUTS
9
Promoting responsible drinking
10
ALIGNING EMPLOYMENT AND PURPOSE
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