Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Kenya (CCBA Kenya) has donated Ksh. 1.4 million in hospital macerator equipment donated to the Embakasi Health Centre in Nairobi County. Embakasi Health Centre is a Level 3 hospital managed by the Nairobi county government.
The hospital equipment, worth over Kshs. 1.4 million, will help to improve and aid access to quality healthcare. It will also minimize the handling of waste, while simultaneously maximizing its safe removal from the health facility. The investment is part of CCBA’s broader Sustainability agenda to create greater shared opportunity for the communities it serves.
“Access to quality healthcare is still a challenge in many parts of this country. We therefore anticipate that this macerator equipment will help to support operations here and provide the needed resource that this facility lacked,” stated Susan Maingi, Public Affairs and Communications Director at Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Kenya.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa aims to support initiatives and programmes in communities in which it operates.
“Opportunity is about more than just money, it’s about a better future for people and their communities everywhere on the African continent. When we grow our business the right way, not just the easy way, we help create opportunity for our communities, our customers, our employees and our shareholders,” she added.
CCBA is Africa’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and the world’s 8th largest by revenue and it bottles and distributes trademarked beverages owned by The Coca-Cola Company. It has over 16,000 employees in Africa, 2,700 of these being in Kenya, and 4 bottling plants in Kenya (in Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru counties). CCBA was formed in July 2016 following the successful combination of the Southern and East Africa bottling operations of the non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages businesses of The Coca-Cola Company, SABMiller plc and Gutsche Family Investments (GFI). CCBA shareholders now are: The Coca-Cola Company 65.5% and Gutsche Family Investments 34.5%. In July 2017, CCBA acquired Kisumu’s Equator Bottlers Limited in Kenya. CCBA is also the exclusively appointed distributors of the Gruppo Campari range of products in Kenya.