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Our Goals

100% of our purchased electricity comes from renewable sources &
25% reduction of carbon emissions across our value chain

  • Our Approach

    As we seek to transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy, we aim to have a clear understanding of risks and opportunities related to climate change. We have conducted a preliminary review of where physical and transition climate-related risks are more prominent in the APAC region and influential to our value chain. Going forward we will be using the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (“TCFD”) and conducting a comprehensive assessment.

    As part of our commitment to driving decarbonization and building climate resilience through our 2025 Sustainability Goals, we are proud to have announced our ambition to achieve net zero across our value chain by 2040.From renewable energy to packaging and end-of-life solutions, we aim to innovate and create efficiencies that can deliver progress.

Areas of Focus

  • Purchased Electricity from Renewable Sources

    ·While we endeavor to install on-site renewable sources as far as practicable, procuring offsite renewable electricity is a big part of our strategy to ensure we can meet our goal of 100% renewable electricity. There are of course policy and infrastructure constraints in many local markets. Therefore, we strive to collaborate with various partners and local governments to put in place adequate policies that support renewable electricity.

    ·In China, we have three breweries that achieved RE 100, namely, Wuhan, Ziyang and Kunming. Wuhan brewery will realize carbon neutrality by the end of 2021, which will be the global first within AB-Inbev. There will be another six RE100 breweries in 2022. Additionally, we have installed solar panels in 11 breweries across APAC.
  • GHG Emissions Reduction

    Packaging Materials
    Contributing to 42% of our total carbon footprint and therefore we must establish strategies to reduce carbon emissions. We accomplish this, in part, through lightweighting (reducing weight of our bottles and cans), as well as sourcing packaging material made from the majority recycled content. In China, we rolled out a lightweighting project for aluminum cans where approximately 135 tons of aluminum were saved.

    Product Cooling
    We begin the use our scale to source and install more energy-efficient and eco-friendly chillers, coolers and refrigerants. In China, we required that only coolers labeled with Level 1 Energy Efficiency (representing the most energy-efficient models) should be purchased. Similar requirements are applied to our operations in India for chillers.

    Working closely with our farmers, to build resilience through crop management, improved varieties, and risk mitigation tools, while also exploring how agriculture can be part of the solution to reducing GHG emissions. We also build a soil health framework that can sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide.

    We have implemented various measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in our production and operations. We have replaced coal boilers with natural gas boilers, installed LED lighting and installed biogas collection system to recover a biogas to produce steam that would be reused in the brewing process. The carbon emissions from our operations were reduced by 23% compared to our 2017 baseline.Educating our suppliers on our 2025 Sustainability Goals and encouraging them to implement low-carbon production is one of our priorities. For example, in FY2020, two of our glass suppliers reconstructed their furnaces to burn natural gas instead of coal.

    Logistics accounts for approximately 5% of our total carbon footprint, making the transport industry a prime source for innovative sustainability solutions. We proactively embrace innovation to explore new approaches to achieve:
    1. Green logistics,
    2. Adopt new technologies to drive carbon reduction.
    3. Pushing for the development of clean energy sources.
    Green logistics KPIs are set and reviewed on an annual basis.
    Over the past years, we have been working to curb CO2 emissions in the logistics channel by:
    1. Deploying alternative energy vehicles and electric forklifts,
    2. Upsizing truck capacities,
    3. Reducing shipping distances and
    4. Shifting from road to rail transportation in China.
  • Our Accomplishments

    25.6% of purchased electricity volume was from renewable sources in APAC.
    A reduction of 15.5% in carbon emissions and a 38% reduction in carbon intensity compared to our baseline year 2017 across our value chain.
  • Our Initiatives

    Three of our breweries in China (Ziyang, Wuhan and Kunming) achieved RE100*.Installed solar panels at 11 breweries across APAC.Deployed 300 green vehicles in China's logistics fleet (including 240 liquefied natural gas trucks, 55 electric trucks and 5 hydrogen fuel cell vehicle trucks which are empowered by cutting-edge technology to reduce carbon emissions)Committed to achieving a target of deploying over 50% clean energy trucks by 2025.
  • Looking Forward

    We see ourselves as part of the global climate action to turn pressing climate-related risks into inspiring opportunities that not only reduce our own footprint but also help our value chain and communities to adapt.

    Moving towards net zero, our decarbonization plan will focus more on ways to influence our partners across the value chain. To do so, we will continue to lend support to explore and implement solutions that are advanced, integrated, innovative and nature-based.