How can a company lower its carbon footprint?
AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, is aiming to lower its carbon footprint. With the introduction of a new sustainability strategy and the acceleration of their global green logistics programme, they are finding innovative ways to better serve their customers and the environment, whilst building climate change measures into their policies, strategies and planning.
In 2017, AB InBev made a commitment to secure 100% of their purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Commitments such as this are undoubtedly important – without them, trends are set to continue, and with that far-reaching consequences. According to the IEA, world electricity demand will have increased by 70% by 2040 – a demand that simply cannot be met without renewable energy.
By making a commitment to secure 100% of their electricity from renewable sources, AB InBrew will be reducing their carbon footprint by 30%. To achieve this, they are engaging in power purchase agreements that in turn will support investments in renewable energy infrastructure.
In 2017, AB InBrew also developed its global green logistics program. Here, they have installed GPS devices across their transportation fleet to track their fuel efficiency. As a result, they have already been able to reduce their emissions by 16.4%. Their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint is one way that they are building climate change measures into their policies, strategies and planning.
This story shows how AB InBev supports Goal 13: Climate Action, specifically Target 13.2: “Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning”
About AB InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev), is a multinational beverage and brewing company that was founded in 2008. With brands such as Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois, they are the world’s largest brewer, considered one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods companies.
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