Friday 14 August, 2020

J Wray & Nephew invests US$6 million in new eco-system

The system features a state of the art wastewater treatment facility; an industry leading solid waste recycling facility; and a 500KW photovoltaic system.

“These investments have a combined value of over US$6M and are a tangible affirmation of Gruppo Campari and J. Wray & Nephew’s commitment to acting responsibly,” said Gruppo Campari’s CEO, Bob Kunze-Concewitz.

The photovoltaic system currently generates over 50,000kwH per month and has resulted in significant energy cost savings and the company’s solid waste recycling plant that repurposes over 700 tonnes of waste per year, the waster includes cardboard, glass and plastic, from the manufacturing process.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who toured the facility on Wednesday, commended the manufacturers for their efforts to protect the environment.

JWN Chairman, Clement ‘Jimmy’ Lawrence  said “these innovative solutions implemented by our team are cutting edge, and what we like to call ‘Best in Class’ for Jamaica and by global standards”.

The wastewater plant is designed to treat 500 cubic meters of trade effluent per day, and treats all the wastewater from our three facilities on Spanish Town Road.  This means, all of the water used in the production of our spirits are treated and brought to a level that is keeping with the standards set by the National Resource Conservation Authority (NRCA), explained Lawerence. 

“For me, the highlight of the tour was the wastewater plant which, is currently being commissioned. We hope to advance our sustainability efforts by re-using this water on our lawns and in our business," Lawerence said.

Over the past three years JWN has made several US million dollar investments in plant, equipment and training to ensure that operations at its sugar factory, distilleries and bottling plant are in keeping with sound environmental practices.

J. Wray & Nephew Limited is a subsidiary of Gruppo Campari, a major player in the global branded beverage industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands marketed and distributed in over 190 countries worldwide.

See photos of today's tour by Prime Minister Holness in the slider. 

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