Non-alcoholic beverage giant, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has been conferred with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Award Ceremony which was part of the 16th National Productivity Day celebration, took place on February 21, 2017 in Abuja and was themed, ‘Productivity for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Employment’.
In a Statement made on the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award received, Mrs. Grace Omo-Lamai, Human Resources Director, said, “NBC is honoured to receive the award as a mark of recognition of the Company’s ground breaking innovations, resilient operations, resourcefulness, contribution to overall national productivity and stakeholders’ socio economic development.”
The NPOM Award seeks to acknowledge organizations that are self-reliant in their adaptations and application of technology in order to guarantee for themselves cost effective operation and production efficiency. In addition, the Award recognizes companies which show a trend for sustained increase over the years in vital areas as local sourcing of raw materials, capacity utilization, employee welfare schemes, social progress, amongst other economic growth factors.
NBC was incorporated in 1951 and is the bedrock of global bottlers, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Over the last 65 years, NBC has established itself as a key player in the Nigerian non-alcoholic beverage industry and remains committed to manufacturing, marketing and distributing market leading Coca-Cola brands. The Company is making huge investments to drive world class operations to better satisfy its customers, consumers, while adding value to its communities and other stakeholders.