100% of our purchased electricity will be from renewable sources and a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions across our value chain
“Climate change is the most pressing issue confronting our planet. At AB InBev we are committed to doing our part.” – Carlos Brito, CEO, AB InBev
Brewing our beers is reliant on a healthy natural environment, as well as on thriving communities. In March 2017, we committed to secure 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
We have made progress toward that goal already with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in place in both Mexico and the United States, where our agreement with Enel Green Power resulted in the construction of the Thunder Ranch Wind Farm in Oklahoma. Today, about 50% of our U.S operations purchased electricity comes from renewables – enough to brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings of beer each year.
Now we are going further – with a science-based target for carbon reduction across our value chain. Hitting this target will be the same as taking more than a million and a half cars off the road every year. Through renewable electricity use, brewing efficiency, green logistics programs and innovation across our supply chain, we are already reducing our impact. In fact, between 2012 and 2017 we reduced our total absolute energy usage by 10%. As we look to the future, we will invest in new technologies for our operations and work closely with our supplies to help them reduce their own emissions.
Around the world we have launched a number of green logistics initiatives to reduce energy usage and emissions. We have invested in low emission transportation, including in the United States where we recently ordered 40 Tesla hybrid trucks to start the transformation of our dedicated fleet.
In 2017, 96% of our global cooler purchases met the standards we set for friendly coolers, meaning they met least two of the following features: long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting; energy-saving controllers; or an eco-friendly refrigerant gas that has much lower GHG impacts than conventional alternatives.
We pride ourselves on our close relationship with our consumers, and we know they care about climate change. That’s why Budweiser is taking a leading role in engaging consumers in the conversation.
What is in scope for your Carbon goal?
Our whole value chain is in scope. We will reduce our carbon emissions throughout our entire value chain, which includes:
Scope 1: onsite energy generation and use, including all brewing and vertical operations
Scope 2: Purchased electricity
Scope 3: Purchased goods (raw materials and packaging), transportation/distribution, refrigeration, end of life
What is a science-based target?
Our goal is ensured by the Science-Based Targets Initiative and is in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
What is the scope of your 100% renewable electricity commitment?
Our brewing and verticalized operations