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Major Companies Phase Out HFCs as Montreal Protocol Meeting Kicks Off

Man-made greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — and how to phase down their use in commercial refrigeration and other equipment — will be the topic of the Montreal Protocol meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this week. The EPA says HFCs can be up to 10,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. … Read more »

SABMiller Makes Business Case for Tackling Water Scarcity, Climate Change

SABMiller Makes Business Case for Tackling Water Scarcity, Climate Change

Speaking at the Sustainable Innovation Forum, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, SABMiller Peru managing director Fernando Zavala stressed the increasing risks water scarcity poses to business and society, while also talking about the economic, social and environmental benefits of tackling climate change and investing in water … Read more »

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SABMiller Sets Sustainability Targets

SABMiller has pledged to reduce the carbon footprint of its entire supply chain from grass to glass by 25 percent per liter of beer, and 50 percent across all breweries, by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. This carbon goal is one of the new sustainability targets that the world’s second-largest … Read more »

SABMiller Opens Zambia Water Project, Seeks More Corporate Members

SABMiller’s Water Futures Partnership, run with the WWF and German development agency GIZ, is starting a project aimed at reducing pollution to a Zambian spring that feeds an SABMiller subsidiary – as it emerges that Coca-Cola may be the second company to join the partnership. For the Itawa Spring project … Read more »

MillerCoors Sustainability Report: Cuts Water Use 1%, Meets Waste Goal

MillerCoors Sustainability Report: Cuts Water Use 1%, Meets Waste Goal

MillerCoors reduced the amount of water used in the production of beer by 1 percent from 2010 to 2011, according to the company’s 2011 sustainability report. In 2010 MillerCoors used 4.11 units of water to make one unit of beer, or a ratio of 4.11:1. In 2011 this figure fell … Read more »

Arbor Brewing’s Solar Panels to Offset Gas Use up to 50%

The Arbor Brewing Co. has made nearly $345,000 worth of energy efficiency improvements and solar system installations that will generate electricity and hot water, making the company the first solar-powered brewery in Michigan. The firm made the improvements at locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, Michigan, AnnArbor.com reported, based on … Read more »

SABMiller Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 5%, CO2 Falls 10%

SABMiller Sustainability Report: Water Use Down 5%, CO2 Falls 10%

SABMiller, a brewing company with more than 200 beer brands including Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Grolsch, reduced its water consumption and carbon emissions per hectoliter of lager produced by 5 percent and 10 percent, compared to 2011 levels, according to the company’s 2012 sustainability report. … Read more »