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Leading Global Brewer Sets Three-Year Responsible Drinking Goals; Nears Water, Energy and Recycling Targets to Realize Better World Vision
Submitted by: Anheuser-Busch InBev
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 – 08:00 AM EST
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Apr. 25 /CSRwire/ - Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) today released its 2011 Global Citizenship Report, titled “Connecting for a Better World.” The publication details AB InBev’s 2011 progress toward its Better World commitment and global goals, which focus on responsible drinking, environment and community. The report is available to view and download on AB InBev’s website at www.ab-inbev.com/go/social_responsibility.cfm.
“At AB InBev, we constantly challenge ourselves to dream bigger and achieve more. It is a fundamental part of our culture – and it explains why we are not satisfied with just striving to be the world’s best beer company. Our dream is to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World,” said Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer of AB InBev. “This 2011 Global Citizenship Report is a testament to our progress and our colleagues, as the people of AB InBev continue to drive us toward our dream.”
Global achievements for the 2011 reporting period include:
Responsible Drinking Highlights
AB InBev consults the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and is self-reporting at Level B. The company was the No. 1 ranked brewer in Social Responsibility in the beverage industry in the 2012 FORTUNE “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.
About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with an American Depositary Receipt secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer and one of the world's top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. We invest the majority of our brand-building resources on our Focus Brands - those with the greatest growth potential such as global brands Budweiser®, Stella Artois® and Beck’s®, alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a 50% equity interest in the operating subsidiary of Grupo Modelo, Mexico's leading brewer and owner of the global Corona® brand. AB InBev’s dedication to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, AB InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 116,000 employees based in operations in 23 countries worldwide. In 2011, AB InBev realized 39.0 billion US dollar revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World. For more information, please visit: www.ab-inbev.com.
About Better World
Through our commitment to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World, Anheuser-Busch InBev is the beer industry leader in social responsibility initiatives, ranking as the No. 1 brewer in social responsibility in FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” beverage companies’ list. Our Better World efforts focus on three pillars: promoting responsible drinking; protecting the environment; and giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Around the world, we develop and implement social responsibility programs and campaigns in partnership with parents, government officials, community organizations, retailers and others. From promoting responsible drinking messages on some of the world’s most watched television programming, to turning coconut husks into renewable energy to fuel our breweries, to volunteering in the community, Anheuser-Busch InBev and its employees are committed to making a difference.
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