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Our culture requires that we conduct business around the globe according to the highest ethical, corporate governance and transparency standards, and in compliance with all applicable regulations.
Our passion for beer transfers to our uncompromising commitment to product quality that ensures that our consumers enjoy the freshest, best-tasting beers. We follow a comprehensive quality management system at our breweries and facilities to maintain product safety, and we extend these standards to our suppliers as well. There were no product-safety recalls in 2014.
In our breweries, our production lines are equipped with advanced technology systems to help our brewing and packaging professionals detect issues as the beer is being packaged. In addition, we utilize a coding system on our packages that identifies the beer packaging date, source brewery, package production line and time-specific data at 15-minute increments. This information allows us to pinpoint brewing and packaging information to help expedite any product quality analysis that may be needed.
If consumers should have any questions, comments or issues, they may call our toll-free customer service number printed on our packaging and speak to a company representative.
As a leading global company, we operate in countries having a broad range of cultures and business practices. As a result, it is more important than ever that we are guided by a clear and consistent code of business ethics and guidelines for AB InBev employees around the world.
In achieving our business objectives, we must always adhere to the highest standards of business integrity and ethics, as well as respect and comply with all applicable national and supra-national laws and regulations.
We updated our Code in January 2014. Read our Code of Business Conduct
As the world's leading brewer, our company deals with a broad range of issues, and we monitor all legislation for possible impacts on our business.
Like many businesses, we participate in the political process in various ways at all levels of government. This includes bipartisan support of candidates and political organizations throughout the countries where we operate.
For example, an AB InBev subsidiary contributed approximately 2.1 million USD to state and local candidates and organizations in the United States in 2014. At the federal level, the Anheuser-Busch Political Action Committee (AB-PAC) allows company employees to join together collectively and participate in the political process. Voluntary contributions by employees allowed the AB-PAC to provide approximately 475,000 USD in support of federal candidates and organizations in 2014. Through a matching-grant program, an AB InBev subsidiary matched participants' AB-PAC contributions with a donation to a charity of their choice. In 2014, the company contributed approximately 416,000 USD to more than 450 nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and has donated more than 1.7 million USD to approximately 700 organizations since 2010.
AB InBev and its subsidiaries also actively develop strong working relationships with public officials, emerging leaders and influential members of the communities where we live and work. In many cases, we work with outside consultants who are familiar with the legislative process, as well as the federal, state and local laws relevant to the company's business.
All of our public policy expenditures and activities comply with relevant federal, state and local laws, as well as with the company's approval processes, and reflect our continued commitment to supporting the political process. We strive to ensure that our actions work to support the best interests of our company, employees, shareholders, and consumers, as well as the communities in which we do business.