AB InBev Commits to Cutting Emissions in Logistics Operations by 15 Percent

By Frazer Jones
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is making big promises in the name of conservation. The beverage giant has announced that it plans to reduce carbon emis...

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) is making big promises in the name of conservation. The beverage giant has announced that it plans to reduce carbon emissions in its logistics division by an impressive 15 percent before the end of 2017.

According to reports, AB InBev is focusing on all aspects of its supply chain to meet this goal – inbound transportation, outbound transportation, and warehousing will all be subject to analysis and sustainability measures. Some of the measures that AB InBev plans to implement are more efficient fleet vehicles and partnerships with suppliers and other supply chain partners with strongly efficient best practice protocols. The brand is also researching fuel alternatives for further efficiency down the road.

This new conservation goal comes as an add-on to AB InBev’s current Social Responsibility goals first set last year against the targets it was able to reach in 2012. In addition to this new carbon emissions goal, AB InBev’s social responsibility goals improving water management in key barley growing regions, reducing global water usage down to 3.2 hectoliters of water per hectoliter of production, and working with local stakeholders to implement watershed protection strategies in all of its key production areas including China, Brazil, and the US.

While AB InBev’s plans to cut carbon emissions are good for the environment, they are also good for AB InBev’s own bottom line – the brand has reportedly calculated that, if its logistical improvements all go to plan and meet expectations, the resultant cost savings could add up to $200 million by the end of its 2017 timeframe. If AB InBev is successful in achieving these goals, the goals it sets for the next five years should be even more impressive.


Read more about AB InBev’s social responsibility goals here: http://www.ab-inbev.com/go/social_responsibility/Environment/2017_Goals.cfm

[Source: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2014/06/05/ab-inbev-pledges-15-carbon-emissions-cut-in-logistics/]



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