, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1 – Chandaria Industries has been named the overall winner of the 2017 Energy Management Awards organized by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers.
The award, now in its 13th year, seeks to recognize organizations that show leadership and significant progress in energy conservation and management.
70 small, mid and large organizations submitted their applications be assessed, with the award gala slotted for the 30th of March 2017.
East African Breweries Limited walked away with the Large Consumer category while Gitugi Tea Factory was recognized as the winner in the Small Consumer category.
Kenya Association of Manufacturer (KAM) chair, Flora Mutahi, said the manufacturing sector, which consumes 60 percent of the country’s power, can expand further and grow the economy by conserving energy.
“Industrialization is driving Kenya’s economy. In spite of relatively high manufacturing costs taking cognizance of the contribution by energy costs, manufacturers have a vital role in driving industrialization and GDP expansion. We encourage organizations to create an energy savings culture and integrate energy efficiency function in their corporate and operational strategies,” said Ms Mutahi