The largest brewer in the world with over 500 beer brands, International Breweries Plc, has started using gas-powered trucks to transport its products across Nigeria as part of its ongoing sustainability initiative.
At its Gateway Plant in Ogun State on Tuesday, the business unveiled the first delivery of 540 gas-powered trucks.
A total of 540 modern gas-powered vehicles will be delivered to the company over the course of three years, with 180 trucks arriving each year in installments.
In accordance with Sustainable Goal 13 of the UN, which focuses on climate action, this effort aims to reduce carbon monoxide (CO2) emissions on Nigerian roadways, a prevalent practice that worsens public health.
Speaking at the launch on behalf of the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Commissioner for Industry, Trade, and Investment, Mrs Kikelomo Longe, emphasized the significance of International Breweries to Ogun State and praised the giant brewer for yet another commendable and innovative project.
In her words, “The commissioning of 40 new eco-friendly gas-powered trucks is raising the bar and setting a standard that others must seek to follow. The positive effect on the environment is a major milestone which affects health, making the air cleaner. International Breweries has always been keen on eco-practices such as biogas converted from your bi-products, and using LNG to power your machines.”
Longe added that IBPLC should be a case study for industries operating in Ogun State.
Also speaking, the Supply Director, International Breweries Plc, Tony Agah, said: “As a forward-looking organisation, we consistently explore ways to improve our operations and reduce the environmental impact of our activities, and our switch to gas-powered trucks is a significant step in achieving both of these goals. By using compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel, our trucks emit significantly fewer pollutants than traditional diesel engines. This will help us reduce our carbon footprint and support Nigeria’s efforts to address climate change.”
Story was adapted from Daily Post