Water of Life
Guinness Nigeria is committed to enriching the lives of citizens within the communities in which it operates and continues to demonstrate this through investment in a variety of community projects. We are cognizant of the impact of our business on the society and strive to ensure it continues to remain positive. Our community investments, which are areas of deep relevance to the society, include healthcare, education, the provision of water and infrastructural development in our host communities.
Mini-Water Works :
As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities in which it operates, enriching lives of the citizenry and contributing to the UN Millennium Development Goal 7, Guinness Nigeria has established several mini-water works under the Diageo Africa Water of Life programme - a project that provides access to clean drinking water and advances environmental conservation.
To date, Guinness Nigeria has completed 22 water projects across several states in Nigeria - serving over a million people in households across the nation. They are located in Abia, Rivers, Lagos, Ogun, Niger, Nassarawa, Edo, Benue, Oyo ,Delta, Imo, Oyo, Ondo, Enugu, Ekiti, Kwara and Anambra states.
It is our own way of enriching the economic and social lives of people in local communities. In 2010, Guinness Nigeria initiated the first ever Water Business Imperative roundtable which aims to advance existing corporate practice around water and identifying the role businesses can play in supporting effective and fair water policies. The forum attracted several blue-chip multinationals organisations, as well as local companies and has formed part of a recommendation to the United Nations on the use of this important commodity to support the realisation of the Millennium Development Goal of the world body.
In 2012, the Safe Water for Africa Partnership was launched in Lagos, Nigeria. The initiative is a partnership involving corporate organisations like Guinness Nigeria, Coca Cola, Diageo, and TY Danjuma Foundation - all contributing to a fund which aims to provide a sustainable option to providing clean drinking water to millions of people across Africa. In its initial phase, it will install water centres in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia.