Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited continues to be a major contributor to Ghana’s economy, accounting for 3% of government’s total revenue.

Last year, the Ghana Revenue Agency rated the company Ghana the third best tax payer in the beverage category.

Guinness Ghana Breweries employs 800 people at its Kaasi headquarters in Kumasi.The company accounts for zero point four percent (0.4%) of Ghana’s labour force.

The Kaasi plant produces averagely 40 per cent of the company’s total volumes, including the Africa wide innovation and Armstrong.

With plans far advanced to upgrade the plant into a modern brewery facility, the company has over time invested in safety, environment, and health and business sustainability.

Last year, GGBL spent £3.5 million sterling to install a pasteurizer, commissioned by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. This has helped the company rationalize the use of water, energy to improve efficiency.

As the only beverage company listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, it invested £1.9 million to revamp the effluent treatment plant at Kaasi. When completed, it will improve the quality of water discharged into the Sisa River in the Asokwa area in Kumasi, to make it more suitable for aquatic life.

Meanwhile, GGBL has for the past four years recorded 0% lost time accidents at the work place.

Corporate Relations Director, Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta, says workers of the company go home safely because of the importance it attaches staff protection.

According to her, the company “operates within a strict business code of conduct that governs research, retail, procurement, marketing, environment, health and safety”.

Meanwhile, Guinness Ghana Breweries has instituted the Arthur Guinness Day, to remember one of Ireland’s celebrated entrepreneurs.

The company dedicating the occasion to giving back to communities in which the company operates “and to assess the impact we make on setting standards for health and safety on environment and sanitation”. Nana Ofori-Atta said.