AB InBev bolsters sustainable stance
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has committed to 2025 Sustainability Goals in smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging, and climate action.
It is hoped that the delivery of the goals will have a wide-reaching impact that includes: connecting thousands of farmers to technologies and skills, ensuring water access and quality in high-stress communities, partnering with suppliers to increase recycling content, and adding renewable electricity capacity to regional grids.
According to AB InBev, the newly created 100+ Sustainability Accelerator will enable the brand to enlist scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs around the world to help build and scale solutions.
It will aim to solve 100+ challenges by 2025. Powered by ZX Ventures, the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator will also run annual boot camps in nine markets followed by a ten-week programme for select entrepreneurs to test and scale solutions. The first set of challenges will be announced in June.
Carlos Brito, chief executive officer of AB InBev, says, “Our dream is to bring people together for a better world, which is why we are committed to supporting a healthy environment and strong communities.
“Climate change is the most pressing issue confronting our planet and could impact the natural resources we rely on to brew our high quality beers. More than ever, we see an opportunity to use sustainability as a catalyst for innovation.
“Our 2025 Sustainability Goals and 100+ Accelerator will complement each other, providing solutions for environmental and social challenges so we can build a company to last for the next 100+ years.”
AB InBev’s chief sustainability & procurement officer, Tony Milikin, comments, “We know we cannot accomplish our comprehensive sustainability goals alone. As a global brewer operating in more than 50 countries, we are excited to draw on our entrepreneurial spirit and to collaborate with governments, NGO partners, universities and innovators to tackle some of the world’s most important challenges.”