Budweiser brewery sets environmental targets 6th June, 2013 Daniel Birkett
The Anheuser-Busch brewery have given themselves environmental goals of saving energy, water and packaging which will work out the equivalent to 250m cans of beer.
The Brewer plans to reduce packaging materials by around a quarter of a billion cans of beer in weight as part of a 5yr environmental pledge which was announced on Wednesday. On top of reducing their packaging by 100,000 tons around the world, the company also plan to lower their energy consumption, water usage and carbon emissions.
As well as Budweiser the Anheuser-Busch InBev brewery also owns the brands Stella Artois, Corona and Skol. The UK and Ireland president of AB InBev, Inge Plochaet said:
“Our new environmental goals focus on where it matters most – striving to conserve and protect our natural resources, and continuing to reduce packaging by using fewer, lighter-weight, and recycled materials,” she added.
“Our approach recognises that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to improve sustainability. The key will be to leverage the experience and expertise of our colleagues in our three UK brewery sites.”
AB InBev have decided to cut the amount of energy they consume per hectolitre by 10% which is the same amount of electricity needed to power the floodlights of a football stadium. Carbon emissions per hectolitre will also be cut by 10% and water usage will be reduced to 3.2 hectolitres per hectolitre of produce.