The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Limited has received prestigious awards at this year’s ECOWAS Manufacturing Excellence Awards (EMEA), organized by Independent Newspapers, BusinessDay-Ghana, and African Consolidated Analytical Limited.

The awards ceremony, held in Lagos, recognized NBC’s exceptional contributions across three key categories, including ‘ECOWAS Soft Drink Manufacturing Company of the Year’ and ‘ECOWAS Youth Empowerment Manufacturing Company of the Year.’ These awards underscore NBC’s dedication to job creation, skills development, and empowering young Africans while fostering growth within the manufacturing sector.

Furthermore, the awards spotlight NBC’s unwavering commitment to excellence in product quality, safety, and innovation, in accordance with industry standards.

Goran Sladic, the Managing Director of NBC, was also honored as the ‘Manufacturing CEO of the Year.’ This accolade acknowledges his outstanding leadership, strategic vision, and significant contributions to the growth and development of the manufacturing sector in the ECOWAS region.

The ECOWAS Manufacturing Excellence Award celebrates exceptional individuals and organizations in the manufacturing industry who have demonstrated innovative excellence in their operations and have made remarkable contributions to the local economy’s growth.

Commenting on these awards, Oluwasoromidayo George, the Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Director at the Nigerian Bottling Company, expressed her gratitude to EMEA for the recognition and reaffirmed the company’s commitment to championing innovative and sustainable practices in the sector.

She stated, “We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards in recognition of our dedication to sustainable manufacturing, innovation, and youth empowerment. These accolades reflect our commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve and our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in manufacturing.”

“As a prominent player in the manufacturing sector, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide our consumers with excellence in product quality while also prioritizing sustainability and youth empowerment as core pillars of our corporate responsibility.”

According to her, this recognition further motivates NBC to continue its path of making significant contributions to society and contributing immensely to the growth of the Nigerian economy.

Throughout the years, the Nigerian Bottling Company has actively contributed to nation-building through various corporate social responsibility initiatives. The company has consistently supported the development of host communities, particularly in areas such as education, women and youth empowerment, water stewardship, environmental sustainability, and waste management.

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