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About SONYSUGARSouth Nyanza Sugar Company (SonySugar), Governed by the State Corporations Act stands out as the most significant industrial investment by the Government of Kenya (GOK) in South Nyanza. Located in South Western Kenya in Migori County, it was established in 1976 under the Companies Act Cap 486 of The Laws of Kenya and commissioned in 1979, The Company premises and sugarcane nucleus estate sits on an area covering 2,492 hectares, with out-grower cane area of 15,500 hectares.
- To increase national sugar production.
- Reduce dependency on sugar imports.
- Create employment opportunities.
- Enhance regional development.
- Cane development supported by appropriate research.
- Manufacturing quality sugar and associated products.
- Marketing of sugar and associated products.
SONYSUGAR serves over 25,000 cane farmers spread out within the cane growing zones of Migori, Homabay, Narok, Kisii and Nyamira counties.The company contributes significantly to the realization of Kenya’s Vision 2030 through sugar production whose current capacity stands at 2500 TCD.
The company is strategically increasing its optimization of the existing capacity to 3000 TCD by securing cane availability and supply,
in addition to strengthening the plant to operate optimally.
The company’s shareholding structure is as follows: Government of Kenya-98.8%, Centum Investment Co. (ICDC)-0.71%, Industrial Development Bank (IDB)-0.28% and Mehta Group-0.21%. Hence, the company is listed as a state corporation in Kenya and as such, the business is obliged to align its strategies and operations to the national plans, policies and regulations at all times. These have changed in the recent past with the launch of Medium Term Plan III and the Big Four Agenda.SONYSUGAR OFFICES
» SONYSUGAR is a Superbrand
Vision: To be a leading world-class manufacturer of preferred sugar and associated products.
Mission: Sustainable production of Sugarcane, manufacture and market of quality sugar and associated products for the delight of Customers.
- Customer First
SonySugar is a unique granular sugar made from clean, fresh, mature cane. SonySugar offers two choices to the consumer. The irresistible SonySugar White with an appetising aroma is tastefully packed and stands out on the shelf. SonySugar Brown has added nutritional value as a result of minerals derived from residual molasses content. The presence of trace molasses gives SonySugar Brown its distinctive colour and sweetness. SonySugar is packed in consumer packs ranging from 5kg, 2kg, 1kg, ½ kg, ¼ kg, to 6gm sachets.
Quality Management Systems
SonySugar is both ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) and ISO 14001:2004 Environment Management System (EMS) Certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards. The Company undertakes its operations with due care of the environment with respect to pollution in accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act 1999. In addition, the company has in place afforestation and reforestation programs which include supplying tree seedlings to farmers, hence contributing to the conservation of the environment in which it operates.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
The Company believes that the economic and social well-being of a society impacts positively on development and political stability. Therefore, the company executes its economic mandate tempered with social objectives in an effort to contribute to the economic stability and the development of the nation. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, the company supports the local community through provision of health care facilities and support at the company’s medical centre through preventive health campaigns, education and screening facilities. There also exists an elaborate school assistance programme that supports two company owned schools and one public primary institution.
The Kenya sugar industry until year 2011 was dominated by government owned mills. The Kenya sugar landscape has however evolved, with majority of the mills, 7 out of 12, being privately owned, with more private mills being licensed especially in western and South Nyanza cane growing belts. This is a good indicator for economic development, but has posed a serious challenge to the industry as a whole as majority of the new mills have been established without sustainable availability of the key raw material- sugarcane - thereby threatening the stability and growth of the industry.