with long-term prospects
- NBL has a stable shareholder base and strategic support through its ownership structure and position within the O&L Group. O&L and Heineken effectively hold 29.69% and 29.68% respectively in NBL.
- The quality of NBL’s brands is consistently recognised internationally – Windhoek Lager recently won its 11th consecutive gold medal at the DLG Awards.
- King Lager was conceptualised to encourage the development of a local barley industry and therefore uses Namibian grown unmalted barley as an ingredient.
- Through the drilling of five boreholes on its premises, NBL is able to extract 26.92% of its water requirements from its own water sources. NBL has further achieved a 0.84% water consumption reduction in contribution to the responsible use of water amid prevailing drought conditions.
- NBL has reduced its carbon footprint by 4 500 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through the use of its biomass boiler, which became operational in May 2016.
- NBL is one of only a handful of breweries in the southern hemisphere that are self-sufficient with regard to CO2 in all aspects of production, and sells surplus CO2 to external customers.
- The South African market remains NBL’s most attractive growth opportunity, which is tapped into through NBL’s relationship with Heineken.
- Despite its dominant market position in Namibia, NBL has avoided complacency, and instead continuously launches new products and packaging and achieves sustainable efficiencies in its operations.
- Dividends to shareholders increased annually by 9.2% over the past five years and the net asset value per share by 9.2%.