The beer festival calendar traverses the globe and interacts with millions of beer lovers each year. Sampling diverse beers alongside culinary delights and, often, live entertainment is a pastime enjoyed around the world - and 2017 will not disappoint. Here’s what the beer festival world can offer this year…
Today we announce our company-wide commitment to secure 100% of purchased electricity from renewable sources across our global operations by 2025. This will cut 30% of our operational carbon footprint. As a result, we will be the largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector globally.
On the 1st of July, we launched two projects with co-funding of the European Commission: LIFE BEVERAGE and LIFE REFRESHMENT. The EU grants co-funding to projects with European added value supporting environmental, nature and climate action projects throughout the EU. These projects are hence completely in line with our ambition to contribute to a better world and continue to work on the pillars of sustainability and social responsibility throughout our entire value chain.
The European Commission adopted today a report on the mandatory labelling of the list of ingredients and the nutrition declaration for alcoholic beverages. The Commission invites the alcoholic beverages' industry to develop, within a year, a self-regulatory proposal aiming to provide information on ingredients and nutrition of all alcoholic beverages.
'Dry January' may be over for another year, but the concept continues to divide opinion. While some will be feeling proud of their achievement, others will have succumbed to the odd cheeky pint. The rest will just be relieved to have their mates back in the pub.
Today, at the WEF, Stella Artois and Water.org called for international business leaders, corporations, media and consumers to join the mission to help end the global water crisis. While onsite, Stella Artois jumpstarted its own commitment to this effort with a multi-year extension of the “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign with Water.org, co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White. Through this partnership, we aim to help provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to clean water by 2020.
Last year, we shared a set of articles highlighting different initiatives that contribute to build a better world, to provide a multi-angle insight on our company. Because our world keeps changing, we bring you a sequel today with new stories putting leadership, innovation and environment at the top of our agenda.
With our Global Smart Drinking Goals, which were launched a year ago, we deepened our commitment to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. At AB InBev, and as the leading global brewer, we believe that offering our consumers a wider choice of products with different alcohol strengths is key to helping them make smart drinking decisions.