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Anheuser-Busch InBev Growing Together For a Better World Launches 2015 Global Citizenship Report

Published 04-27-16

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At Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD), we believe in driving progress for our Better World priorities through collaboration and partnership to help ensure the well-being of our communities and the sustainability of our natural resources. Today, we released our 2015 Global Citizenship Report, focused on the theme of “Growing Together For a Better World,” highlighting how hard work, learning and ambition can become more impactful when we tackle sustainability issues together.

“At the heart of our Better World initiatives is a commitment to bringing people together,” said Ricardo Rolim, Global Vice-President Sustainability. “We know we can’t achieve our Dream to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World without trust, transparency and collaboration across our value chain and with our colleagues, partners and stakeholders around the world.”

In 2015, we continued to make great strides together — from evolving our approach to smart drinking, to advancing new and innovative methods for water stewardship and grower collaboration, to joining with other industry leaders to advance global road safety. 

We celebrate that progress, examine lessons learned and share our collective aspirations for a sustainable future in our 2015 Global Citizenship Report. Some of the biggest steps forward highlighted in this year’s report showcase the power of our global network of colleagues and partners joining together to make a big impact:

  • Getting Smart About Drinking—In 2015, we launched our new Global Smart Drinking Goals. Together with partners, we aim to empower consumers to make smart drinking choices and reduce the harmful use of alcohol by end 2025.
  • Reducing Carbon Emissions— In 2015, we hit and surpassed our 2017 eco-cooler goal reaching an 84.2% global average of eco-friendly cooler purchases annually, up from our 2012 baseline of only 6%.  We also continued to improve the efficiency of our operations, use cleaner fuels and work with our logistics suppliers to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Growing a Sustainable Future—In 2015, we expanded our SmartBarley program to include not only benchmarking, but also a portfolio of grower-centric programs focused on research, technology, innovation and general education on best practices. Since the program launch in 2014, more than 3,200 growers have participated in the SmartBarley program.
  • Cultivating Water Stewardship—We are focused on minimizing our water use throughout our value chain—from helping farmers use enhanced irrigation technology and drought-resistant seeds, to improving our water efficiency, to providing our effluent for community needs and leading multistakeholder partnerships that help protect watersheds and ecosystems in waterstressed regions.  Our efforts have resulted in a savings of over 37 million hectoliters between 2014 and 2015. 
  • Our Commitment to Road Safety—In 2015, we continued to make progress, joining with other industry leaders as part of Together For Safer Roads, to advance global road safety.  During our first full year of programming, we focused on three key areas: advancing safer vehicles and roads through data and technology, creating a culture of traffic safety built on a safe systems approach, and raising awareness about the importance of safety.
  • Volunteering to Build a Better World—Our colleagues completed 926 projects to clean up watersheds and beaches on World Environment Day 2015 and more than 22,000 colleagues, family members and friends participated in our first global Walk for Water to drive awareness of water issues, and to support the work of important local non-profit partners. Throughout 2015, our colleagues spent over 370,000 hours volunteering in their local communities. 

We invite you to learn more about these results in the full report that summarizes our 2015 activities, but also to explore the “Social Responsibility” section of our website, where you will find interactive stories and graphics, more detail on our Better World strategy and initiatives and in-depth information on key data and metrics.  You can also engage with us about our Better World stories and initiatives on our Twitter feed at @ABInBevNews and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/abinbev

About Anheuser-Busch InBev 
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). 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. This includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®; international brands Beck’s®, Leffe®, and Hoegaarden®; and local champions Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Victoria®, Modelo Especial®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Cass®, and Jupiler®. Anheuser-Busch 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, Anheuser-Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 155 000 employees based in 25 countries worldwide. In 2014, AB InBev realized 47.1 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. Learn more at ab-inbev.com, at facebook.com/ABInBev or on Twitter through @ABInBevNews.

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Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with an American Depository 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®, Hasseré¶der® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a 50 percent 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 23 countries worldwide. In 2011, AB InBev realized 39.0 billion USD revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World. For more information, please visit: www.ab-inbev.com.

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