AB InBev gives the green light

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to aquire 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

The world’s largest brewer has introduced these measures as a reaction to the climate targets under the 2015 Paris Climate Conference agreements.

Carlos Brito, AB InBev CEO, said: “Climate change has profound implications for our company and for the communities where we live and work.”

AB InBev expects to secure 85% of electricity through direct power purchasing agreements and 15% from on-site technologies such as solar panels.

Brito added: “Cutting back on fossil fuels is good for the environment and good for business, and we are committed to helping drive positive change. 

“We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change by purchasing energy in a more sustainable way.” 

This commitment to ‘green’ energy will make AB InBev the world’s largest purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector and will reduce the company’s operational carbon footprint by 30%.

This will be the equivalent of removing nearly 500,000 cars from the road.