Nestlé Zimbabwe was recently crowned Zim Trade Exporter of the year 2014 in the Processed Foods Sector.The ZimTrade Annual Exporters Conference and Awards dinner was held at Meikles Hotel in Harare under the theme CREATING BRAND ZIMBABWE. Over 200 stakeholders from the current and potential exporting community attended the event.
Nestlé Zimbabwe as one of the top exporters, was given due recognition at the function graced by captains of industry, including the Minister of Industry and Commerce Honourable Mike Bimha, his Deputy Honourable Chiratidzo Mabuwa who was the Guest of honour, Mrs Shonhiwa the Permanent Secretary of Industry and Commerce, EuropeanUnion Ambassador to Zimbabwe.
The exporter of the year awards is aimed at inculcating an export culture amongst local companies through rewarding enterprises that would have excelled in value added exports.
The selection criteria which saw Nestlé scoop the award was based on value addition to enhance exports, scope of export markets, duration of exporting to given markets, providing proof of acquittals validated with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, dedicated structure and personnel to support exports, demonstrating valuable competitive advantage, adhering to strict and defined quality standards and above all corporate social responsibility.