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Bwendero Primary School

Bidco Uganda Limited (BUL) has renovated three schools in Ssese, Kalangala district. The beneficiary schools are Bwendero Primary School, Kibanga Primary School and Mulabana Primary School.
To ensure that children in the local community where we operate have access to quality education, BUL upgraded and renovated the schools around the area.

BUL Holds Medical Camp for Staff

Healthy employees allow for better productivity, energy, engagement and morale. Hence, BUL places great emphasis on the health and fitness of its staff. Periodically, the organization sets up health camps for the thousands of employees to keep updated on their health statuses and get treatment when needed. This is usually done at the factory.

BUL Donates Essential Commodities to Over 2000 Families

We have donated essential commodities to the surrounding communities of Kisima islands, Masese (Danida), Walukuba, Kikaramoja and Soweto, in Jinja district. This was after prices of essential commodities started to go up. Against the above background, Bidco donated essential items to the communities to help during uncertain periods. The donation included soap and cooking oil among others, worth millions of shillings with over 2000 families benefitting from this initiative.

BUL Donates to Jinja City Council in Fight Against Covid-19

As a contribution towards the fight against the pandemic, BUL donated to Jinja City Council. The donation included face masks, a 20-litre jerry can of hand sanitizer, temperature guns, examination gloves, personal protective equipment, spray pumps and liquid soap (20 litres) among others.

OPUL: Giving Hope to the hopeless through CSR

Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL) believes in helping the needy, especially in the areas of education, health and infrastructure. In 2018, Brenda Mugala, walked to Bbeta Palm Oil Mill (one of OPUL`s milling sites) in Kalangala in search of an opportunity to work. Feeling hopeless and not knowing what to expect, even though she had her Senior 6 slip in the bag, Mugala got an opportunity to work as a casual labourer. As fate would have it, she got a scholarship from the company to further her studies. “I was stuck. All I had was my S.6 certificate. I came here (Bbeta) in search for an opportunity to do something (work) because I had no hope of going to the University. I got the job. After getting the job, I heard that there was a scholarship opportunity within the company for one to go for further studies. I applied and I was given the opportunity,” Mugala says.

Today, Mugala is a diploma holder of Computer Science and Information Technology from Kampala University. According to Mugala, OPUL paid Shs 884,000 per semester for her tuition and did so on time. “I want to thank OPUL for the great work they are doing. They have helped us. They are restoring hope in the hopeless. I want to thank management, the General Manager, Finance Manager and Human Resources Manager for the opportunity,” says Mugala. Mugala is optimistic that once another chance comes up, she will not hesitate to apply again so that she is able to go for a Bachelor`s degree.

 

Social Responsibilities

Our project is the largest among agro-projects in the country in recent years. The value of total investment is expected to be US$150 million in eight years. We started the project in 2004 and so far we have invested about US$70 million (about Shs 126 bn ). Out of our investments across the different sectors, we have created thousands of jobs directly and hundreds of thousands indirectly. Again, through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, we reach out to those in need in the sectors of education, infrastructure and health.

 

Environmental Consciousness

BUL has implemented a robust environmental management policy that includes complying with all NEMA (National Environmental Management Authority) standards on environment, self-generation of power and steam (Cogen) using biomass, monitoring and control of flue gas emissions from steam boiler. In addition, all of the company’s liquid waste is channelled into the effluent treatment plant where it is chemically treated to conform to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) standards of biological oxygen demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Water used in the plant is also channelled to the Effluent Treatment Plant where it is treated. Once treated, the water is disposed of through a wetland back to the Lake. BUL uses renewable energy. The BUL Complex has been built, designed and maintained as an environment friendly complex.

Bwendero Primary School

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Recently, customers chose Bidco Uganda Limited as the most trusted and reliable manufacturer, voting it ahead of other companies to take home a Platinum Award as winners. On top of the Platinum win, Butto (cooking oil), White star Magic (washing powder) and White star bar soap were recognized by the consumers. To this, Bidco Uganda Limited believes that it is important to recognize the support of consumers by giving back to the community.

Kibanga Primary School

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In a bid to meet the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) drive, Bidco Uganda Limited has renovated three schools in Ssese, Kalangala district. The beneficiary schools are: Bwendero Primary School, Kibanga Primary School and Mulabana Primary School.

Mulabana Primary School

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This was in a bid to have the schools habitable to match the current enrolment. According to Bidco Uganda Limited management, the renovation worth millions of shillings is one way of giving back to customers of the different products. Some of these products include; White star bar soap, White star magic (washing powder) and Butto (cooking oil) among others.

Bidco Uganda Limited Hold Medical Camp For Staff

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Bidco Uganda Limited Hold Medical Camp For Staff. Healthy employees improve company health and culture in many ways, including productivity, energy, engagement and morale. This is why Bidco Uganda Limited holds in high regard the health and fitness of its staff. Periodically, the organization sets up health camps for the thousands of employees it employs to access and know their health status. This is usually done at the factory. They caucus, have themselves checked by external physicians. Where any of them is found positive of any sicknesses, they are treated at a free cost. For the negative staff, they are sensitized on how best to live a healthy life. According to Bidco Uganda Limited management, the organization cares for staff health and their safety. Like the saying goes, a mentally and physically healthy individual is more optimistic, creative, and motivated.

Bidco Uganda Limited donates essential commodities to over 2000 families

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Bidco Uganda Limited has in the recent past donated essential commodities to the surrounding communities of Kisima islands, Masese (Danida), Walukuba, Kikaramoja and Soweto, in Jinja district. This was after prices of essential commodities started to go up. Against the above background, Bidco donated essential items to the communities to help during the uncertain period. The donation included soap and cooking oil among others, worth millions of shillings. Bidco is the maker of White star bar soap and Butto cooking oil. Over 2000 families benefited from the imitative. Bidco Uganda Limited management says the donation was part of the company`s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Bidco Uganda Limited donates to Jinja City Council in fight against Covid-19

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In a bid to boost the fight against Covid-19, Bidco Uganda Limited has donated to Jinja City Council. The donation included face masks, a 20-litre jerry can of hand sanitizer, temperature guns, examination gloves, personal protective equipment, spray pumps and liquid soap (20 litres) among others. The donation was delivered to the City Council offices as a contribution towards the fight against the pandemic. This, as the government continues to emphasize the need for standard operating procedures (SOPs). The donation, however, comes at a time when the government is emphasizing the need for vaccination as one of the ways of avoiding fatalities. By press time, the Ministry of Health has reported 31 new Covid-19 cases, putting the country`s cumulative number of cases at 169, 371 with 3, 628 deaths.

OPUL: Giving Hope to the hopeless through CSR

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Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL) may be in the agro-processing space but has never looked back on helping the needy. This is done through the company`s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the areas of education, health and infrastructure among others. In 2018, Brenda Mugala, walked to Bbeta Palm Oil Mill (one of OPUL`s milling sites) in Kalangala in search of an opportunity to work. Hopeless and not knowing what to expect, even though she had her Senior 6 slip in the bag, Mugala got an opportunity to work as a casual laborer. As fate would have it, she got a scholarship from the company to further her studies. “I was stuck. All I had was my S.6 certificate. I came here (Bbeta) in search for an opportunity to do something (work) because I had no hope of going to the University. I got the job. After getting the job, I heard that there was a scholarship opportunity within the company for one to go for further studies. I applied and I was given the opportunity,” Mugala says.

Today, Mugala is a diploma holder of Computer Science and Information Technology from Kampala University. According to Mugala, OPUL paid Shs 884, 000 per semester for her tuition and did so on time. “I want to thank OPUL for the great work they are doing. They have helped us. They are restoring hopes in the hopeless. I want to thank management, the General Manager, Finance Manager and Human Resources Manager for the opportunity,” says Mugala. Mugala is optimistic that once another chance comes up, she will not hesitate to apply again so that she is able to go for a Bachelor`s level.

 

Social Responsibilities

Our project is the largest among agro-projects in the country in recent years. The value of total investment is expected to be US$150 million in eight years. We started the project in 2004 and so far we have invested about US$70 million (about Shs 126 bn ). Out of our investments across the different sectors, we have created thousands of jobs directly and hundreds of thousands indirectly. Again, through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, we reach out to those in need in the sectors of education, infrastructure and health.

 

Environmental Consciousness

BUL has implemented a robust environmental management policy that includes complying with all NEMA (National Environmental Management Authority) standards on environment, self-generation of power and steam (Cogen) using biomass, monitoring and control of flue gas emissions from steam boiler. In addition, all of the company’s liquid waste is channelled into the effluent treatment plant where it is chemically treated to conform to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) standards of biological oxygen demand (BOD) and Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD). Water used in the plant is also channelled to the Effluent Treatment Plant where it is treated. Once treated, the water is disposed of through a wetland back to the Lake. BUL uses renewable energy. The BUL Complex has been built, designed and maintained as an environment friendly complex.