At Anheuser-Busch, water is at the basis of everything we do so we feel a deep responsibility to be stewards of the water that sustains our communities, gives life to our earth, and goes into the beers we proudly brew.
This year, in our tenth year of partnership with the River Network, we are hosting 20 community-based events with our colleagues across the country to improve the quality of local watersheds.
The program builds on our 2025 US Sustainability Goals where we have committed to having 100% of our facilities engaged in water efficiency efforts; and 100% of our communities in high stress areas having measurably improved water availability and quality.
To date, employees from over 30 of our facilities have helped collect nearly 255,000 lbs of litter, sort 18,540 lbs of litter to divert recyclable materials from landfill, and plant over 4,500 shrubs and trees this year.
Through this partnership with organizations who share our purpose to protect our environment, such as 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, work, and play.
“I’ve been extremely fortunate to work side by side with thousands of enthusiastic Anheuser-Busch employees over the last 20+ years and, with their help and many others, we’ve been able to remove over 10 million pounds of garbage from America’s rivers,” 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.”
From river cleanups by foot, kayak, and canoe to building pollinator gardens and landscaping to stop erosion, our employees and their local partners have participated in a wide variety of projects tailored to the needs of their communities including:
Across the U.S. by the end of 2019, our breweries and other facilities will have participated in more than 170 community-based events since 2010, alongside dozens of local nonprofit and municipal partners, to help build a world that is cleaner and more sustainable for future generations.