This week Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) released its 2010 Global Citizenship Report. The report is timely, considering the greater attention businesses devote to water, a resource that is most critical for AB InBev’s long-term success. With 114,000 people employed in 23 countries, the beer brewing and beverage giant has a huge impact on environmental and social issues around the world. The company also can influence kindred companies both large and small to take a second look at how their supply chain and operations affect the communities in which they conduct business.
AB InBev’s 57-page report covers topics across the sphere of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The company’s management and employees have tackled drought, water efficiency, responsible drinking (the original social responsibility), volunteerism, and workplace inclusion.
Beer is fast becoming the beverage of choice across the demographic and economic spectrums, and various brands are closely identified with national consciousness from Kosovo to Korea. With four of the top 10 selling brands across the globe, and a portofilio that includes Argentina’s Quilmes, China’s Harbin, and Brazil’s Brahma, AB InBev has worked on many initiatives, including the following:
Editor's note: to learn more about GRI methodology, check out the GRI Certification in Sustainability Reporting coming to San Francisco in June
Leon Kaye has written for TriplePundit since 2010, and became its Executive Editor in 2018. He's based in Fresno, CA, from where he happily explores California’s stellar Central Coast and the national parks in the Sierra Nevadas. He's worked an lived in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and Uruguay, and has traveled to over 70 countries. He's an alum of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Southern California.