FanMilk Invests €7m Into Green Factory

Dr. Kwadwo Afriyie and Danone AMEA President, Christian Stammkoetter, cutting the ribbon to commission the Waste Water Treatment plant


FANMILK PLC, a Danone Company, has inaugurated three (3) green projects at its North Industrial Area Plant in Accra in line with global efforts to accelerate to net zero carbon emissions.

Built at a total cost of €7 million, the projects, a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Biomass Boilerand Solar Power Installation are a demonstration of Danone’s ‘One Planet One Healthvision and reinforce the company’s leadership in sustainability in Ghana and beyond.

Speaking at the launch of the Green Projects, Christian Stammkoetter, Danone’s Africa, Asia, and Middle East President said it has become critical for all to join hands and protect planet earth and achieve sustainability through the right policies and technological innovations, both in the private and public sector.

“At Danone, we believe that we can have a collective impact by working together to ensure that any economic rebound after the pandemic is both planet-friendly and socially inclusive; and by encouraging everyone to contribute to sustainable performance and impact.These green projects we unveil today are our contribution to protecting the environment and the planet,” he said.

Launching the Green Projects, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, Innovation, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, said FanMilk Ghana has lived up to its promise of providing improved lives for the people of Ghana by not only producing nutritional products for Ghanaians but also, directly and indirectly, employing thousands of Ghanaians and helping to alleviate unemployment in this country.

“Government is pleased with your effort in this regard, and we are hopeful that by the establishment of these new sustainable environment projects, you will continue to do even more in the area of environment and technology for the country at large.”

He ended by commending FanMilk and encouraging other organisations to follow FanMilk’s good example.

General Manager of FanMilk West Africa, Ziobeieton Yeo, spoke at the event saying, “For more than 60 years, our company has been led by our belief in this dual mission that economic progress and social progress go hand in hand. As a purpose-led organization, we champion a more emotionally balanced, healthier, and socially progressive society, while protecting the environment.

Today’s commissioning is a demonstration of our deep level of commitment to the cause of saving the earth while creating jobs through our unique business model. These green Projects will go a long way to help our pursuit.”