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Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” companies list. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to develope…

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). With a portfolio of well over 200 beer brands, it is the leading global brewer, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” companies list. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 150,000 employees based in 24 countries worldwide. In 2012, AB InBev realized 39.8 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World in three pillars of global citizenship: Responsible Drinking, Environment, and Community. Around the world, AB InBev develops and implements social responsibility programs and campaigns in partnership with parents, government officials, community organizations, retailers and others. Through a multi-faceted approach that applies a mix of operational changes, technological solutions, building effective partnerships and a sustainability-focused mindset, AB InBev aims to reach global environmental goals, which are shared across 24 countries, by the end of 2017 including, but not limited to, reducing water risks and improving water management in 100% of our key barley growing regions; engaging in watershed protection measures at 100% of our facilities located in key areas in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Peru and the United States; and, reducing global water usage to a leading-edge 3.2 hectoliters of water per hectoliter of production.

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Water scarcity in California is rapidly increasing due to unsustainable water use and decreasing supply reliability. Worsening droughts, intensifying wildfires, and degradation of freshwater ecosystems, all amplified by climate change, are further threatening water supplies for people and nature. To … Learn More

The São Paulo Water Fund, created in 2007, is proving that green infrastructure is key to improving gray infrastructure efficiency and unlocking nature’s power to produce and regulate water. Green and grey infrastructure are a needed combination to meet our … Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources … Learn More

WASH is critical to leading healthy lives. Yet billions of people every day still do not have access to safe and clean water for drinking or washing, toilets and basic hygiene requirements to ensure that they stay healthy and well. … Learn More

Partner Projects

The Nature Conservancy and partners are implementing a landscape-scale forest restoration and research project on the property and adjacent Forest Service lands, referred to as the French Meadows Project. The Project aims to increase the pace and scale of ecologically-based … Learn More

In 2010, Ambev, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Brazilian business unit, launched the CYAN Movement – a three-year water stewardship project designed to protect threatened watersheds in Brazil. The centerpiece of this project is a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund to advance … Learn More

Following the destruction of the Station Fire of 2009, the National Forest Foundation partnered with the Forest Service and engaged the local community to restore the Angeles National Forest. The Fire affected four watersheds, decimated forests, and severely damaged both … Learn More

Through guidelines for sustainable barley production we developed with WWF-South Africa, we have helped farmers increase the resilience, productivity and economic value of their crop while reducing environmental impact. By using precision irrigation of barley, the amount of water used … Learn More

SAVEh (Water Efficiency Self-Assessment System), in which we share our knowledge in water management and efficiency to encourage Ambev S.A.'s value chain and small and medium sized companies to reduce their water consumption. Project Results Learn More

AB InBev partners with growers around the world to produce high-quality malt barley, the primary ingredient in our world class beers. AB InBev developed a platform for growers to benchmark their barley practices and performance across a global grower network, … Learn More

In Peru, the Water Futures Partnership has developed a comprehensive program to increase the sustainability of groundwater use in Lima following assessments of the socio-economic and hydrological risks facing the Rimac River Basin. Backus (SABMiller’s subsidiary) and GIZ are working … Learn More

Water Futures-Tanzania is working to bring stakeholders from different sectors together to develop action-orientated solutions for better management of water in the Wami-Ruvu River Basin and the city of Dar-es-Salaam. Together, TBL, WWF, and GIZ conducted a water risk assessment … Learn More

Ambev has repurposed one of its Brazilian beer breweries to manufacture 500,000 hand sanitizer bottles for public hospitals. It will also provide the bottling of PET bottles and distribution logistics to deliver 5,000 bottles to public hospital in Sao Paulo, … Learn More

South Africa's Midlands Region of KwaZulu-Natal is located outside of Pietermaritzburg up to the Drakensberg mountain range. Dotted with small towns, inhabitants of this relatively rural area engage in farming, particularly of sugar and wine grapes, livestock cultivation, forestry, and … Learn More

The primary source of water for the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia, is the Surata River, which originates in the Santurban High Andean Wetland. Approximately two million people depend on this fragile ecosystem, which is being affected by agricultural practices, formal … Learn More

Our Crown Beers and Charminar breweries are located in the Sangareddy district in the state of Telangana, India. The area has faced lower than average precipitation and recent droughts and regularly faces high rainfall variability and substantial runoff. Working with … Learn More

In the US, we are partnering with TNC on watershed improvement in Fort Collins, Colorado. In Colorado, the Cache La Poudre and Big Thompson forested watersheds provide critical clean water to Fort Collins. Climate change, increasing drought and years of … Learn More

We have worked with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for many years as a global partner in water. In July 2020, we expanded our work with TNC and launched a partnership in regenerative agriculture. Our agronomists and researchers from around the … Learn More

Our approach We are building climate resilience by committing to transition our global operations to 100% renewable electricity and reduce our GHG emissions by 25% across our value chain. Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommendation, in March 2018 … Learn More

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as our farmers were ready to harvest. Harvesting is a time-sensitive process in which farmers collect, sell and transport crops within a short timeframe. Lockdowns meant our farmers could not hire the usual … Learn More

In the US, together with Conscious Container, one of the startups in the second cohort of the 100+ Accelerator, we are piloting returnable bottles in markets that today operate almost exclusively with one-way bottles in order to better understand consumer … Learn More

In January 2020, our Brazil business publicly committed to eliminate plastic waste from its packaging by 2025 Ð a significant step forward given our soft drinks portfolio in that market and the prevalence of PET in soft drink packaging. To … Learn More

In the Luapula Province of Zambia, we work with over 900 smallholder farmers, of which over 30% are women, to locally source cassava for our locally brewed Eagle Lager beer. To boost the quality of cassava grown in the region, … Learn More

In January 2020, we announced a deal with global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. to purchase 100% renewable electricity for our Western European breweries. The 10-year PPA will provide power supplied from two solar farms to be built in Spain … Learn More

As the COVID-19 pandemic significantly lowered our production volume in 2020, our brewery teams responded by deploying multiple methods of reducing the baseload energy usage within our plants as many of our utilities systems must operate with or without production. … Learn More

We are utilizing partnerships and innovation to reduce the carbon emissions in our packaging, currently the largest contributor of emissions by sector in our value chain compared to all other segments within the operational boundary and Scope 3 categories in … Learn More

BIER has been talking about this kind of on-the-ground water collaboration for a while as a natural extension of its portfolio of benchmarking, best practice sharing, and tools/guidance development. It was clear to members, based on the opportunities and risks, … Learn More

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