“…And growing our business sustainably for the betterment of our employees and communities”. We continue to adjust the key pillars of our sustainability framework to ensure their alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our Group is a multi-beverage business with a focus on the beer and soft drinks. We do business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities. We do this by delivering to our consumers refreshing and enjoyable high quality products. In doing so, we create jobs, pay taxes, build skills; which demonstrates that business growth and sustainable development can be mutually reinforcing rather than be in conflict. In the current year Delta generated in excess of $563 million of economic value as measured in terms of sales billings. We distributed this value to employees, shareholders and investors, lenders, suppliers and government and to local communities through our various corporate social investment activities. The multiplier effect of our investments and business operations through the value chains is a catalyst for national development
We know that many communities in which we operate across the country face big challenges in their environments and societies, which we share with them. We strive for a Better, brighter World so that as we strengthen our business we also contribute to society. It is underlined that we face challenges which require that we work in partnership with others to find and implement solutions.
Our programme borrowed from that of the former SABMiller Plc’s Prosper framework which has now been integrated into the Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Better World strategy under the theme ‘Bringing People Together for a Better World”. This summarises the UN SDGs into three pillars:
- A growing world, where everyone has an opportunity to improve their livelihood;
- A cleaner world, where natural resources are shared and preserved for the future; and
- A healthier world, where every experience with beer is a positive one, for lives well lived.
We draw learnings from The Coca-Cola Company’s sustainability framework that is known as “Me, We, World”. This program’s focus goals are in the areas of personal well-being; women’s economic empowerment; sustainable management of water, energy, and packaging use; as well as sustainable sourcing of agricultural ingredients.