Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our blog!

Excise and taxes
Invitation of the European Parliament’s TAXE Committee

Invitation of the European Parliament’s TAXE Committee

The European Parliament’s TAXE Committee has invited AB InBev, as well as a number of other multinational companies, to join an exchange of views with MEPs on 16 November on policy proposals for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) as well as the recent OECD recommendations on Base Erosion Profit Shifting – or BEPS. 

Healthier world
Industry Joining Forces on Global Beer Responsibility Day

Industry Joining Forces on Global Beer Responsibility Day

On September 18th, Global Beer Responsibility Day will be organized as a joint beer industry initiative for the first time in a number of markets worldwide. During this day we want to emphasize our continuous efforts to remind consumers to enjoy our beers in a responsible way.  This event originally started as an initiative by AB InBev back in 2010 and since then we’ve seen similar efforts from other alcohol producers, which we of course welcome as a very positive development. 

Innovation, Growing world
Being part of a wider barley growers network: a mutual benefit

Being part of a wider barley growers network: a mutual benefit

Barley is one of the main ingredients of beer and therefore its availability and quality are crucial to our company’s future and success. However, with the rise of crop issues due to increasingly erratic climate patterns, farmers are moving away from malting barley in favour of crops with simpler management and more predictable revenues. In order to be able to keep brewing great beers in future, it is essential that malting barley remains a relevant and attractive crop to the best growers in the world. 

Innovation
“Intermodal Transportation”: The Route To a Sustainable Future

“Intermodal Transportation”: The Route To a Sustainable Future

“Green logistics” – perhaps more appropriately called “greener logistics” – has become a catchword in the transportation industry and a major focus of our company. In 2014, we became the first in the brewing industry to set out a global commitment on this topic, aiming for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our logistics operations by 15% per hectolitre sold. Striving for continuous improvement to deliver this target requires innovation and strong partnerships. In this blog post, I will introduce you to some of our intermodal transportation* projects, which focus exactly on these areas. 

With the Water We Save, We Help the People Who Need It Most

With the Water We Save, We Help the People Who Need It Most

Water, the main ingredient to brew our beers, is a scarce resource and as you might have been reading in earlier blogs, we’re proud to be industry leader with a water usage ratio of 3,2 liter per liter of beer brewed. We take our responsibility to use this vital resource to mankind wisely, but also want to move beyond and share part of the water we save with the people who need it most.

World Environment Day 2015: Making an impact inside and outside our brewery walls

World Environment Day 2015: Making an impact inside and outside our brewery walls

Today, we celebrate World Environment Day!
Since 2009, AB InBev participates in the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED), an annual event that focuses on positive environmental action. As a company, we take action to decrease our environmental footprint every day throughout the year. On WED, we emphasize these activities and encourage our staff to lend a hand. 

Consumer information
Our Work to Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm: Taking Stock

Our Work to Help Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm: Taking Stock

As members of the European Alcohol Health Forum (EAHF), we’ve worked in recent years to achieve ambitious commitments by undertaking concrete actions to address alcohol-related harm. And to ensure our words have turned into actions, we’ve asked PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to independently audit our progress. The results of that audit have just been published and we wanted to share it with you. 

Consumer information
Better Regulation: from Theory to Practice

Better Regulation: from Theory to Practice

Last week’s ‘Better Regulation package’ is, rightly, the talk of the town. Given EU citizens’ alarming levels of scepticism, even cynicism, towards the EU, it is high time for the Commission to consider how it can make EU law-making more accountable to citizens and ensure it is seen to add value.

 

 

We’ve proudly released our 2014 Global Citizenship Report

We’ve proudly released our 2014 Global Citizenship Report

Have you already read our new Global Citizenship Report? If you did, you would have definitely noticed our excitement around the achievements and progress on our Global Responsible Drinking Goals, Global Environmental Goals and our GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attainment for our pledges signed by bartenders, wait staff and store clerks around the world, whom we trained on the responsible serving and selling of alcohol beverages.