British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT-Kenya) has emerged winner of the 2021 annual Energy Management Awards(EMA).
Further, the company’s Thika branch took the runners-up award.
Speaking during the ceremony on Friday, Ministry of Energy Chief Administrative Secretary Zachary Ayieko lauded the progress and commitment of the manufacturing sector in ensuring energy efficiency and conservation.
We remain committed to ensuring a constant supply of sustainable and efficient energy.Ayieko said.
On his part, Trade and Enterprise Development PS Johnson Weru affirmed the government’s commitment towards resolving trade issues affecting manufactures in the country.
Additionally, KAM Chairman Mucai Kunyiha stated that the association has resolved to remain efficient to realize Kenya’s green growth and circular economy goals.
We continue to champion the adoption of new environmental concepts and technologies to drive efficiency and help manage waste.Kuntyiha said.
Kunyiha said the goals will be realized by removing constraints that hinder their achievement like the 16 percent VAT on LPG and clean cooking, imposed through the Finance Act, 2021.
Other winners at the Energy Management Awards 2021 include Kenya Breweries Ltd-Nairobi(Water Management Award), ABSA bank in the banking and finance sector.
As well as Umoja Rubber Limited(Renewable Energy Award), and Mombasa Cement Vipingo (Thermal Energy Savings Award).
The EMA awards is an initiative of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).
Moreover, the annual award promotes excellence in energy management in the country.
The event recognized companies that have onboarded best practices to conserve energy in their activities.