October 24, 2016
Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) has donated funds to the Bahamas Red Cross, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and its team members.
“We at Commonwealth Brewery Limited believe strongly in corporate responsibility. CBL understands and appreciates that the Bahamas is merely at the start of what we know will be a lengthy and arduous restoration process and we are committed to helping re-build the lives of all Bahamians displaced by the storm,” said Dennis Hanna, Corporate Relations director at CBL.
“The Bahamas Red Cross is highly regarded for its disaster and emergency relief programme and we are confident that our donation of $10,000 will assist their humanitarian efforts related to Hurricane Matthew,” Hanna said.
CBL has also donated $10,000 to NEMA towards their drive to assist communities affected by the storm that pummeled its way throughout the islands of The Bahamas.
In addition to assisting these organizations, CBL provided relief to its team members on the islands most heavily impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Hans Neven, Managing Director of CBL, stated, “We believe in always supporting our team members in times of crisis, and unequivocally decided that it was simply the right thing to do. In this instance, we donated more than $250,000 to our employees to aid in their individual recovery efforts. We knew that by helping our employees, we would also be helping to rebuild communities throughout the Bahamas.
CBL has made these contributions despite having suffered extensive damage to its manufacturing plant at Clifton Pier. Repairs are expected to cost millions and Commonwealth Brewery is expected to be operational in the short term. Nevertheless, CBL remains steadfast in maintaining its commitment to the wider Bahamian community.
About Commonwealth Brewery Limited
Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) produces Heineken; the Kalik family of beers (Light, Gold, Lime, Radler, and Platinum Light); Guinness Stout and Vita Malt at its manufacturing plant at Clifton Pier in New Providence, Bahamas. CBL represents the world’s leading liquor suppliers in The Bahamas. Its stock is traded on BISX with over three thousand Bahamian shareholders. And it employs over 400 Bahamians on thirteen (13) islands throughout the Bahamian archipelago.
By Dennis Hanna