In 2003, British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited (BAT Nigeria) set out on a visionary path, establishing the Ibadan factory as a beacon of excellence and sustainability.
Today, the factory stands as a testament to their commitment, celebrating two decades of unparalleled contributions to the Nigerian economy, environment, and local communities.
Yarub Al-Bahrani, Managing Director at BAT Nigeria and West and Central Africa, acknowledges the factory’s pivotal role in BAT’s success, citing significant contributions to the Nigerian economy and the creation of employment opportunities across diverse sectors. The Ibadan factory has been a catalyst for positive economic change since its inception.
Beyond commercial success, the Ibadan factory has embraced environmental sustainability. Rigorous measures to reduce its carbon footprint have led to noteworthy reductions in energy consumption, water usage, and waste generation. Notably, a 1.4MWP grid-tied solar panel system, set to be unveiled on February 6th, 2024, underlines their commitment to a sustainable future.
The factory’s active advocacy for water stewardship has earned it prestigious certifications, including the ‘Alliance for Water Stewardship’ (AWS) core certification. BAT Nigeria’s dedication to responsible business practices and environmental integrity has positioned the Ibadan factory as a leader in sustainable manufacturing.
In addition to economic and environmental initiatives, the Ibadan factory has positively impacted the local community by providing direct and indirect employment opportunities to thousands of Nigerians. Odiri Erewa-Meggison, Director, External Affairs, BAT, West, and Central Africa, emphasizes the factory’s integral role in the community, embodying BAT’s commitment to driving ‘A Better Tomorrow™.’
As the factory marks its 20th anniversary, Odiri Erewa-Meggison expresses gratitude for partnerships formed over the years. The celebration serves as a tribute to the factory’s accomplishments and the dedication of employees, partners, and stakeholders who have shaped its growth. Looking ahead, BAT Nigeria anticipates more milestones and positive contributions from the Ibadan factory in the years to come.