25 Feb 2020

DELTA CORPORATION ON ROAD SAFETY

At Delta Corporation we are committed to doing our part to improve the communities where we live and work and improving road safety is a key pillar of that commitment.  Road safety is a deeply personal issue for us – our 5,000 employees and their families travel the world’s roadways every day. We have a fleet compliment of 250 heavy vehicles, 600 light motor vehicles and this travel +\- 10,000,000 kms every year – so reducing road safety risks is a top priority.

We share the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) ambitious target of halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020. Most underlying road safety risk factors are ultimately within human control. Collective action to address these factors is critical to achieving the SDG target – and we believe industry has an important role to play.  We also recognize that as the country’s largest brewer and a significant operator of roadway fleets, we have a unique opportunity to take a leadership role in bringing people together to improve road safety and make a significant positive impact on our communities.

Impaired driving is one of the important road safety risk factors to address. Eliminating drinking and driving is an essential component of our smart drinking commitments and our company Dream. We believe that when you drive you should not drink, so we fully support legislative measures that have been proven to reduce impaired driving. But our road safety initiatives do not stop with combatting impaired driving crashes. Our size, global reach and roadway presence provide us with the resources to help identify holistic solutions to a multitude of road safety challenges.

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Overview of Delta Corporation

Delta Corporation is involved in the brewing of lager and traditional beer and the bottling of soft drinks under license from the Coca Cola Company under the Delta Beverages Company. Delta Beverages a division of Delta Corporation is the country’s leading brewer with more than 15 beer brands and some 4,000+ employees across the country.  The group’s portfolio includes Castle, Chibuku, Chibuku Super, Castle Lite, Redd’s and Castle Milk Stout as well as leading local brands such as Golden Pilsener and Zambezi. It operates one of the largest distribution network of depots and delivery fleets in Zimbabwe. The Company has a significant interest in Schweppes Zimbabwe which manufactures still and juice drinks under the Coca- Cola franchise.

Enquiries 

Patricia Murambinda
(DELTA CORPORATION, Corporate Affairs Executive)
p.murambinda@delta.co.zw
Cell: +263712614153