SLR Consulting to help AB InBev Namibia with sustainability project

12 November 2018

Global environmental and advisory firm SLR Consulting Namibia has secured a partnership with AB InBev to collaboratively conduct a hydrogeological investigation of a section of the Swakop River. The study is aimed at measuring groundwater levels and the potential impact of abstraction.

Beverage manufacturer AB InBev is engaged in efforts across the globe to meet its 2025 sustainability goals, which aim to support rural segments of the population across the globe with more advanced agricultural techniques in addition to othe green measures such as circular packaging and water stewardship. 

In line with these efforts, the firm has now signed a memorandum of understanding with the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry with the aim of promoting water sustainability in the country. To help with these efforts, the firm has secured the support of SLR Environmental Consulting.

AB InBev signs MoU with Namibian government to protect groundwater

Based in the UK, SLR is a specialist environmental consulting firm that offers services in a range of domains, including power, built environment, mining & minerals, infrastructure, industry as well as oil & gas. The firm will conduct a study of the Swakop River, specifically the section between the S. Von Bach and the Swakoppoort dams.

Commenting on the partnership, Managing Director at AB InBev Namibia and Botswana Renaud Beauchamp said, “We brew our beers at the highest level of water efficiency and we continually challenge ourselves to do even more. That is why we are looking beyond our own operations and improving high-risk watersheds in the areas where we operate.”

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry Percy Misika added, “We have a water situation where we need to ensure that every drop of water in Namibia counts and to do what we need to utilize all the water sources that we have and find additional sources in order to ensure water supply security for all Namibians. That is why this study is important, to help us identify whether we have additional water resources in this area and if so, what the quantity and quality is and how much of it can be abstracted without depleting the resource.” 

The move comes at a time when AB InBev is rapidly expanding its operations across Africa. The brewers recently renewed a contract with global management consultancy Accenture to digitally optimise its sales and distribution operations not only in Namibia, but also in Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique and Zambia.

Nigerian HR consultancy holds workshop for awareness on sustainable practices

18 April 2019

In order to promote awareness surrounding the sustainability of economic practices in Nigeria, organisation transformation and HR management consultancy Renner & Renner Consulting has held a workshop in collaboration with the Department of Petroleum & Resources.

The focus of the workshop was to familiarise firms and executives with the latest reports on the energy outlook in Nigeria and around the world, and their status with respect to the Paris Climate Agreement stipulations on developmental projects. The workshop is targeted at firms working in the oil & gas domain.

The stipulations, which are clubbed under the Development Guidelines and Standards on Carbon Emission Reduction Monetisation for Oil & Gas Projects, provide an environmental framework within which to conduct oil & gas projects. The workshop was conducted in collaboration with government officials at Southern Hotels in lagos.

Nigerian HR consultancy holds workshop for awareness on sustainable practices

A number of major dignitaries attended the event, including Project Director at Renner & Renner Ibby Iyama and Jennis Anyanwu who represented the delegation from the Department of Petroleum & Resources. Other guests at the event were Yomi Ayodeji, Joseph Muds and Eugene Itua.

Iyama set the agenda for the meeting, asking for cooperation from the Department of Petroleum & Resources to help control the rapid increase in the carbon generation from gas flaring practices across the country. She suggested that the reduction of carbon should be taken up on a project basis.

Provided that these projects were conducted with diligence, Iyama has expressed her belief in their capacity to support clean energy generation across Nigeria. She lauded the Department of Petroleum & Resources for their work in the domain of clean energy thus far, and urged representatives from the agency to mobilise cooperation.

Nigeria is one of the largest economies in Africa, and is among those countries that is heavily dependent on the trade of oil & gas for its GDP. As a result, the economy’s gradual recovery from the global dip in oil prices has been accompanied by an increase in the intensity of work in the oil & gas sector.