Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited (SCOUL) was established in the year 1924. Since its inception, it has been playing a key role in the development of Ugandan economy. Besides being one of the largest employers in the country, it has always kept focus on the product quality, people and its resources.
SCOUL operates with plant capacity of 1,00,000 tons of Sugar per year, more than 30,000 acres of its own estate for cane plantation, 2,000km of roads, 7,000 employees, more than 6000 outgrowers. We also boast of 9.5MW electricity generation capacity & 3,000 tons of food grade Carbon dioxide plant. As a totally integrated Unit while growing its own cane to manufacture Sugar, it has its own distillery established in 2014 that converts Molasses (a bye product) into industrial alcohol. In keeping with its zero waste and inline of environmental policy it harnesses Carbon-dioxide (CO2) through its new CO2 Plant inaugurated by H.E. Mr Yoweri Museveni, the President of Uganda, in 2015.
The Company’s employee welfare measures are exemplary. A large, well-planned and constructed township provides its employees with not just housing, but also power, drinking water, a hospital, schools and a dairy. Regular in-house training programs are conducted to upgrade skills and selected employees are sent for higher training to leading institutions in Uganda, as well as overseas.
Awards and Accolades
SCOUL is the first Sugar Company to be certified for ISO 9001 in Uganda and further certified for ISO 14001 for environment Compliance. It has also won the “Best Employer of the Year” and “Best Employee Relations and Welfare” award besides winning the Presidents Export Gold Medal Award for Sugar Exports and Best Sugar Award 2011 – “People’s Choice Award”.
- Brands From SCOUL
With a strong brand identity and proposition of 'making lives sweeter', held up by high quality sugar, the people of Uganda voted Lugazi Sugar as the 'Best Sugar' in Uganda, in the recently concluded nationwide poll: 'The Peoples' Verdict'.
Its flagship brand –Lugazi Sugar has always enjoyed the status of first choice by consumers.
Lugazi Sugar is available in packs of 1kg, 2kg, and 5kg.
2kg & 5kg packs have distinct advantages for the end consumers, as they are bought by the consumers for Back to School, Christmas Gifts, and for the introduction ceremony. Besides this, bulk sugar is available in 50kg and 25kg bags.
Uganda takes pride that consumers as far as DR Congo, Tanzania and Kenya have been using Lugazi Sugar to make their lives sweeter.
- Lugazi Sugar
Lugazi Sugar has revolutionized the packed sugar industry in more than one way. It has made the average Ugandan consumer understand the need for packed sugar. SCOUL has always maintained that 'consumers come first.'
At SCOUL, consumers feel at home and help us prepare to meet the ever growing demand and changing need of the consumers in the East African region.
- Mr. Sweet Table (Inspiration in every pack)
Mr. Sweet Table Sugar, another promising brand, inspires millions of people across Africa. It is packed in both 1kg and 1/2kg sizes. For it to find favour with international markets, the product goes through stringent measures and systems throughout its journey. SCOUL being the only sugar company, which is ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001 certified in Uganda, meets the national quality standard as well.
- Employee Welfare
The corporation's employee welfare measures are exemplary and have earned it 'Employer of the Year' and 'Best Employee Relations and Welfare' awards. A large, well-planned township provides its employees with not just housing, but power, drinking water, a hospital, schools and a dairy. Regular in-house training programs are conducted to upgrade skills and promising employees are sent for higher training to leading institutions in Uganda and overseas.
Our employees are rewarded for excellence in their respective area of operation through cash and recognition in the public domain, besides giving them additional charge and empowerment.
Through these efforts, the company's mission is to help accelerate the nation's economic development.