At AB InBev Europe, as part of our Global Sustainability Goals, we have committed to sourcing 100% of our purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025 to ensure our operations are helping to power a more sustainable future.
In 2022, we were proud to announce that we have achieved this ambitious goal in the UK and the EU three years early, and all of our beers brewed in Western Europe – including Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois – are now brewed with 100% renewable electricity* from a mix of on-site, near-site solar and wind installations and by certificated (GoOs).
In 2018, we made a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Lightsource BP to fund, develop and operate solar installations that generate enough renewable electricity to brew all our beers in the UK, connecting to the grid in 2020.
Following that we struck a virtual power purchase agreement with BayWa r.e. in 2020 to enable the brewing of all our beers in the EU with 100% renewable electricity*. In September 2022, we opened (along with our partners BayWa r.e. and Verbund) the Solar Park in Pinos Puente, Spain, which provides 250 gigawatt hours of renewable electricity per year.
On top of this we have been, and continue to be, actively investing in on-site and near-site solar and wind installations on our breweries, warehouses, and offices.
*Electricity is only one of the energy sources we use to brew our beers