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Environmental Management System
Accurate and timely information is the key to setting and managing our internal environmental targets.
At the heart of our ability to gather and act on that information is our global management system, known as Voyager Plant Optimization (VPO). This system is used to manage every aspect of our brewery operations, including environmental performance.
VPO incorporates standards drawn from — and in many cases, more stringent than — such widely accepted general and environmental management protocols as ISO standards. VPO is the centralized framework we use to benchmark our water and energy use, quantify performance gaps, identify and disseminate best practices and monitor our progress.
Accountability also is a big part of the VPO framework. By the end of 2014, approximately 90 percent of our beverage plants throughout the world had been certified in accordance with our VPO requirements. Most of the plants not yet certified are newly acquired or commissioned, and efforts are underway to achieve certification.