Diageo will spend $ 219 million to build renewable energy plants for its factories in Africa. The factories will be equipped with biomass plants using wood chips, bamboo or rice husks.
Diageo, the largest brewer in the world, will also install solar installations and water recovery devices at 11 of its plants in seven countries, including Nigeria, South Africa, and Tanzania.
The setting up of these alternative energy sources is part of the company's environmental policy, which aims to lower its emissions in order to participate in the fight against global warming. Diageo, whose main brand is Guinness, accounts for 13% of its sales on the continent.