ANHEUSER-BUSCH ANNOUNCES U.S. 2025 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

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Launches 100% Renewable Electricity Symbol on Budweiser Packaging in U.S. Anheuser-Busch launched its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, focused on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture, and circular packaging. The ambitious goals, which build on the 2025 Global Sustainability Goals recently announced by the brewer’s parent company AB InBev, will guide and further Anheuser-Busch’s industry-leading sustainability efforts in the U.S. through 2025. Anheuser-Busch recognizes the huge opportunity it has to help protect the environment and inspire its partners to do the same. As beer is a natural product, a healthy environment is crucial to the brewing process. In fact, 98 percent of the primary ingredients used in the beers Anheuser-Busch proudly brews are grown in the U.S. The company’s 12 major breweries boast a 99.8 percent recycling rate. Over the past decade, Anheuser-Busch’s major breweries have reduced water usage by 46 percent. Last year, Anheuser-Busch launched its Elevate platform through which the brewer is working with its 10 craft partners on sustainability efforts, including installing solar panels across their facilities, which will transition to 100 percent purchased renewable electricity by 2020. The brewer has also pioneered new barley varieties that produce high yields using 40 percent less water. To reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain, Anheuser-Busch last year committed to purchasing 40 Tesla electric powered trucks “This is a team effort — together with our wholesalers, suppliers, retailers, NGOs and government partners and more than 18K colleagues across the country — we’re committed to driving change” added Ingrid De Ryck, VP Procurement and Sustainability, Anheuser-Busch.

 

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