Kenya Breweries Limited Head of sustainability and community engagement, Arnolda Shiundu has been announced as one of the 2021 Meaningful Business leaders, a global platform that aims to recognize leaders who combine profit and purpose in support of the UN 2030 agenda.
At KBL, Ms. Shiundu champions the sustainability agenda of the company which pivots on creating shared value in the communities where we live, source, work and sell.
In the last decade, the company has provided over 2.5 million people with access to clean water, reached over 6 million people with the message of moderation, sourced raw materials (sorghum and barley) from a network of 47,000 smallholder farmers and planted and nurtured over 1 million trees with 85 percent success rate among other achievements.
“Congratulations to Arnolda Shiundu for being included in this year’s MB100, representing the best of what business and social innovation can be. These leaders are dedicating their work to tackling the world’s most pressing issues, providing hope and inspiration to us all,” Meaningful Business Founder & CEO, Tom Lytton-Dickie commented in the unveiling ceremony.
Arnolda was proud of the achievement stating that they champion the sustainability agenda which goes beyond compliance to government regulations; it is a commitment from every function in our business to be a responsible corporate citizen and hold ourselves accountable to the communities we operate in. “We have made huge strides in aligning our business operations to the Sustainable Development Goals and I am honoured to be recognized as Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) leader for 2021,” said Ms. Shiundu in her acceptance speech today.
She added that their sustainability approach is anchored on three pillars which promote responsible drinking; champion inclusion and diversity and drives a more sustainable sourcing, production, packaging and distribution process,” she added.
Ms. Shiundu is one among three Kenyans selected from a pool of 500 nominations from 75 countries globally.
Other Kenyans in the list are Equity Group CEO James Mwangi and Ashok Shah the CEO, APA Apollo Group.