Anheuser-Busch InBev says it is the world’s most water efficient brewer after achieving a water use ratio of 3.2 hectoliters per hectoliter of production. From 2013 to 2014, this resulted in saving the equivalent of the amount of water it takes to make more than 4 billion cans of our beers.
AB InBev says this water use ratio makes it to the most efficient in terms of water use among global brewers, based on publicly available data provided by global brewers as of May 30.
The company also engages in a water stewardship program, including watershed protection measures in brewery communities facing water stress and working with barley growers to obtain the most crop per drop.
This announcement coincides with AB InBev’s seventh global celebration of the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Environment Day. This year, the company is emphasizing water, a critical input to AB InBev’s products. AB InBev is joining the Global Walk for Water initiatives, and its employees will log steps and charitable donations to drive awareness of water issues.