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Sustainable and Responsible production: Farming Family ( Youth, Gender and women in farming), Leadership, Gender Empowerment training, Supervisor Training and Project Management

Managing operations in an environmentally and socially responsible manner – “sustainable manufacturing”– is no longer just nice-to-have, but a business imperative. Companies across the world face increased costs in materials, energy, and compliance coupled with higher expectations of customers, investors and local communities.

Many businesses have already started to take important steps towards green growth – ensuring their development is economically and environmentally sustainable. Their pioneering experiences largely show that environmental improvements go hand in hand with profit-making and improved competitiveness. However, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), that account for approximately 99% of all enterprises and two thirds of employment in Kenya, have not yet embraced these great opportunities. They may be struggling with their short-term survival, or cost pressure from clients, or lack of knowledge and resources to invest in environmental improvement, or simply not know where to start. We at Astra Limited have embraced this and we also train other companies on the same.