In recognition of its continuous compliance to standards in occupational health and safety,
Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has received the prestigious Nigeria Safety
Awards for Excellence. The award presentation ceremony took place at the Oriental Hotel,
Lagos, amidst selected and credible national health and safety regulatory governmental
organisations, professional bodies and stakeholders in matters relating to health and
safety of employees in the workplace.
In a Company statement on the Nigeria Safety Awards, Legal, Public Affairs and
Communications Director, Sade Morgan, reiterated that, “At NBC, utmost priority is given
to occupational health and safety in all aspect of our operation. At the core of our
integrated annual business plan is our objective to produce and deliver world class quality
products with zero tolerance to workplace accidents. On a regular basis, employees,
contractors on and off site, visitors and all who are involved in our operations, are
constantly being re-oriented to adhere to strict safety principles and practices.”
While receiving the award for NBC, Green Ibifubara, Operations Safety Manager, assured
stakeholders that the Company will continue to invest time and resources in safety in the
workplace, in accordance with best in class manufacturing practices and reaffirmed the
Company’s commitment to raising the bar of performance that has earned NBC the award.
He stated that safety is a culture that all must continue to imbibe always.
The Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence celebrates organisations that go above and
beyond the call of duty and is endorsed by credible national and international professional
safety organizational bodies, which include Institute of Safety Professional Organisation of
Nigeria (ISPON), Society of Occupational and Environmental Health Physicians of Nigeria
(SOEHPON), World Safety Organisation (WSO) and American Society of Safety
Engineers (ASSE). The award is based on recommendations by federal and state
government organization and agencies such as the Ministry of Labour and Productivity,
Federal Road Safety Corporation, and the Lagos State Safety Commission, for their visible
role in promoting health and safety.