AB InBev Aims to Reduce Tons of Packaging Material by 100k
Anheuser-Busch InBev announced new five-year goals for its “Environmental Commitment,” including reducing packaging materials by 100,000 tons, or the equivalent of about 250 million full cans of beer.
The new commitments [PDF] build on the three-year global environmental achievements reached at the end of 2012 from a 2009 baseline, the company says. Other goals include:
- Reduce water risks and improve water management in 100% of its key barley growing regions in partnership with local stakeholders.
- Engage in watershed protection measures at 100% of its facilities located in key areas in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Mexico, Peru and the US, in partnership with local stakeholders.
- Reduce global water usage to 3.2 hectoliters of water per hectoliter of production.
- Reduce global GHG emissions per hectoliter of production by 10%, including a 15 percent reduction per hectoliter in China.
- Reduce global energy usage per hectoliter of production by 10%.
- Reach a 70% global average of eco-friendly cooler purchases annually.
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