FrieslandCampina WAMCO, one of the foremost dairy companies, garnered 13 awards in 2015 ranging from ‘Most Improved’ and ‘Most Respected’ to one of the ‘Best Three Tax Compliant Companies in Nigeria’ awards recipient. FrieslandCampina WAMCO emerged, “Most Improved Company in CSR” at the 2015 SERAs – Social Enterprise Report and Awards – in recognition of its remarkable corporate social responsibility strides, especially with its Dairy Development Programme (DDP).
|Mr. Rahul Colaco, Managing Director/CEO, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc|
The Dairy Development Programme that earned FrieslandCampina WAMCO the “Most Improved Company in CSR 2015” award enables dairy farmers to run their businesses optimally and bring dairy production to higher volumes and quality. To facilitate this programme, FrieslandCampina WAMCO setup four milk collection centres (MCCs) in Fasola, Alaga, Maya and Iseyin as well as a milk bulking centre (MBC) in Iseyin, Oyo State.
BusinessDay Media Ltd, publishers of BusinessDay daily newspapers, also gave FrieslandCampina WAMCO an award as one of Nigeria’s Top 100 Most Respected Companies in 2015.
For unfailing compliance in tax remittances, FrieslandCampina WAMCO received a Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria (CITN) Merit Award in the Corporate – Private Sector category as one of the best three tax compliant companies in Nigeria. FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s 2015 awards include the LCCI Commerce and Industry Award, NECA/NSTIF Ambulance Award, Iconic Brand of the Year (Peak) Award from Marketing World Magazine, Nutrition Society of Nigeria Award of Excellence, and Sales Excellence Award for Distribution by the Institute of Certified Sales Professionals.
Others are the University of Ibadan (Food Technology) Social Responsibility Award, NASD-OTC Securities Award of Excellence & Special Recognition, Brand Africa 100 Best Brands Award, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria’s Total Compliance Award and the Gold Winner TVC Award (Peak) by the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN).
For over 60 years, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has deliberately positioned itself as a provider of branded high quality dairy nutrition throughout Nigeria and West Africa. With a clear strategy of providing affordable nutrition through a range of low unit portion packs (LUPP) of its premium brands – Peak and Three Crowns evaporated and powdered milk – consumers can access quality dairy with as low as 10 naira.
This story was published in Newswatch Times on December 17, 2015.