ST. LOUIS, MO (June 5, 2018) – Anheuser-Busch is celebrating World Environment Day 2018 together with its colleagues, wholesaler partners and communities by hosting more than 20 river and watershed protection projects across the country.
This year’s events follow the brewer’s recent announcement of its U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, which focus on four key areas: renewable electricity and carbon reduction, water stewardship, smart agriculture and circular packaging, and look to build on the brewer’s long history of environmental stewardship.
“Sustainability is not just related to our business, it is our business,” said Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “As America’s leading brewer, we believe we have a responsibility to set an example when it comes to protecting the environment. Through partnerships with groups like the River Network and Living Lands & Waters, we’re committed to driving change – not just within our facilities, but in the broader communities where we live and work – and are delighted to do our part to build a better world.”
Together with longstanding partners River Network and Living Lands & Waters, Anheuser-Busch is hosting more than 20 community-based river cleanups to improve the quality of local watersheds across the country. Yesterday, Carlos Brito, CEO of Anheuser-Busch parent company AB InBev, joined Anheuser-Busch’s senior management and more than 100 company volunteers in Brooklyn, New York to clean up the Brooklyn Marine Park.
“I’ve worked with Anheuser-Busch and thousands of team members over the last 20 years to clean waterways across the country,” said Chad Pregracke, president and founder of Living Lands & Waters. “The brewer has been one of our strongest corporate partners and is truly passionate about its ability to positively impact the communities where it operates.”
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and colleagues. Anheuser-Busch owns and operates 22 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, employing more than 18,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.