Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited, a leading Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, Mrs Freda Y. Duplan, says her outfit has recorded an average volume growth of 5% and a value growth of 18% in the year 2017 in spite of the challenges it faced during the cause of the year.
According to her the company’s, performance in the year under review shows consistence growth in their operations over the years.
Mrs Duplan made the announcement over the weekend when shed addressed distributors and employees of the company during the company’s 2017 Distributors’ Awards and Dinner Ceremony held at the Atlantic Hotel, Takoradi in the Western region.
The Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana explained that for the past 61 years, Nestlé has been offering products that contribute to the nutritional value needed for growth and wellbeing of generations of Ghanaians, thereby living its Purpose of “Enhancing Quality of Life and Contributing to a Healthier Future”.
This she noted is an achievement Nestle Ghana is very proud of. She thanked the Stakeholders in their value chain, from the farmer who yields quality raw materials for production through to the distributor whose hard work and commitment ensures Nestlé products are ever present in the homes of consumers.
“As Quality and Safety are non-negotiable priorities for us at Nestlé, we strive to ensure Quality standards are adhered to throughout our value chain. Today, as we reward Excellence, let us also reflect on the interventions put in place to help achieve quality at all levels,” Mrs Duplan said.
According to her, under the company’s Creating Shared Value (CSV) concept, they help build capacity of farmers and empower them economically through projects such as the Nestlé Cereal Plan and the Nestlé Cocoa Plan in partnership with USAID ADVANCE and the International Cocoa Initiative respectively. These two projects she noted reach thousands of farmers each year with relevant training and best farming practices.
“As a Nutrition Health and Wellness Company, these efforts are connected to our global ambition to help improve 30 million livelihoods in communities that are directly linked to our business by 2030. We therefore, value the efforts of each and every individual working tirelessly to contribute to a healthier society” Mrs Duplan reiterated.
She indicated that the company’s theme for 2018, “Reigniting Growth” was aptly couched to reflect the need to continuously work hand-in-hand to revitalize businesses in order to sustain their market share.
To this end, the Managing Director, asked for everyone’s support to make the 2018 task a reality, saying if we are to continue to be a sustainable business, we must continue to adapt and embrace changes with innovation.
Source: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH || ghananewsonline.com.gh