Reducing Nigeria's carbon impacts Nigeria Performance Energy "The new model will introduce a number of changes, one of which will reduce the number of journeys made by delivering directly to customers whenever possible. This means fewer kilometres will be driven, thus incurring lower costs and reducing carbon emissions." Ad Beider Supply Chain Manager A new centralised distribution model, designed by Heineken Supply Chain, will allow Nigeria Breweries Ltd to reduce its carbon footprint by providing greater efficiency to the product delivery system. The project is part of a global initiative by Heineken that has also been successfully employed in breweries in Spain, Greece and Italy. During 2009, data collected from the previous year was analysed and used to devise a new system that will centrally coordinate the deliveries of the company's five breweries, taking into account the specific needs and differences of each site. "Our overall aim was to create a more efficient and environmentally-friendly distribution system for Nigerian Breweries," says Ad Beider, Supply Chain Manager at Heineken. In addition, by changing to centralised planning Nigerian Breweries will have greater control over product distribution, which should minimise the potential for error. "The fact that all five breweries have fully backed the new distribution model means its implementation will be a success," explains Ad. "Over the next few years, Nigerian Breweries will develop an operational strategy, based on the new model, to realise an improved carbon footprint. This will have a major impact on the organisation but it is one that will be very positive and ensure future sustainability and efficiency in the country."

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