Bamburi Cement Plc has been named East Africa’s top firm in the Women Economic Empowerment agenda at the annual Accenture 11th Africa Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2023 (GMAs) held in Nairobi.
Bamburi received the award through its waste management arm, Geocycle, for its collaboration with ten women-owned scrap tyre and rice husks organizations across the country.
“This award gives us the motivation to scale up our efforts in mainstreaming more women into our supply chain and that of the industry,” said Bamburi Cement Chief Executive Director Mr. Mohit Kapoor.
Through the initiative, the firm managed to collect and provide over 25,000 tons of waste co-processed in the kilns to produce renewable energy while diverting waste that could have otherwise ended up in landfills.
Bamburi Cement has economically supported these women-led organizations over the last ten years, unlocking more than Ksh100 Million in market opportunities and creating direct job creation in their communities.
“We are committed to developing initiatives that bring to life a more balanced and competitive supply chain within our systems allowing women-owned businesses to participate and grow economically,” added Kapoor.
The award demonstrates Bamburi Cement’s efforts in the Sustainable Procurement Agenda, whose key focus is to ensure diversity and gender inclusivity in access to procurement deals.