Anheuser-Busch InBev

Formed with the merger between Interbrew and AmBev in 2008, AB InBev (Anheuser-Busch InBev) is today one of the world's largest brewing companies. The group has regional headquarters in locations such as London, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Johannesburg, and owns 260 breweries and 69 verticalized operations across its global operations in more than 50 countries. In addition, the company engages with over 20,000 farmers worldwide. In terms of its product portfolio, AB InBev manufacturers and sells over 500 different branded beers worldwide, with leading market positions in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Started the journey

Social inclusion

On track

Summary

Anheuser-Busch (AB InBev) provides detailed public disclosure on its commitments in the social inclusion dimension but has scope for improvement in nutrition and environment. The company has set time-bound, science-based targets for reducing its scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions and regularly reports against them. It has a commitment to sustainable packaging, has set a 2025 target for efficient water management and supports efficient soil-monitoring processes. However, it lacks commitments relating to responsible fertiliser use and food loss and waste. In the nutrition dimension, the company does not disclose commitments to improve the availability of healthy products in its portfolio, nor to reformulate products to improve their nutritional value. While it does have a time-bound target on labelling and alcohol health literacy, as well as a responsible marketing policy, the company does not commit to promoting employee nutrition or ensuring the food safety of its products. The company provides detailed commitments across the social inclusion dimension. It prohibits the employment of children and all forms of forced labour in both its own operations and throughout its supply chain. It is also committed to the health and safety of all workers. AB InBev does not yet have a full living wage commitment but strives to pay a wage that supports an adequate standard of living. The company is committed to connecting and empowering farmers and conducts due diligence related to land rights.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
USD 52,329,000,000
Major subsidiaries
SABMiller, Fosters Group, Grupo Modelo, AmBev
Consumer brands
Beck's, Brahma, Budweiser, Corona, Leffe

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

The company is also included in the following benchmarks developed by WBA and our Allies. These benchmarks help to deepen our understanding on key issues and industries.