Anheuser-Busch InBev Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report

  Anheuser-Busch InBev Publishes 2012 Global Citizenship Report

   Reaches global environmental goals, including leading-edge water target

     Reports on first-year progress of global responsible drinking goals

Business Wire

BRUSSELS -- April 24, 2013

Anheuser-Busch InBev (Euronext: ABI; NYSE: BUD) today reported progress
against its Better World commitments in its 2012 Global Citizenship Report:
Conversation, Action, Results.

The report highlights country-level initiatives and key metrics in relation to
responsible drinking, the environment, communities and people. It also
describes how AB InBev’s breweries and soft drink facilities across 23
countries are scaling best practices globally and how the company engages with
stakeholders to foster collective action in areas such as water risk

“Becoming the Best Beer Company in a Better World is an ambitious dream. But
it is one we believe is worth pursuing,” said Carlos Brito, CEO of
Anheuser-Busch InBev. “It starts with a culture that fosters the right
conversations with the right stakeholders, both inside and outside our

Highlights from the report include:

  *Achievement of three-year Global Environmental Goals on water, energy,
    carbon emissions and recycling, that the company set in 2010. This
    includes reducing water use by 18.6 percent (to a leading-edge rate of 3.5
    hectoliters of water per hectoliter of production), decreasing carbon
    emissions by 15.7 percent and increasing the company’s recycling rate from
    98.2 percent to 99.2 percent for solid waste and byproducts.
  *First-year progress against Global Responsible Drinking Goals, including
    reaching more than 270 million consumers to increase awareness of the
    importance of using a designated driver (2011 data).
  *The company’s third annual Global Be(er) Responsible Day, held on
    September 21, 2012 and involving nearly 25,000 colleagues and more than
    500 partner organizations around the world in activities promoting
    responsible drinking and responsible serving.
  *Supporting implementation of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global
    Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol, which includes working with
    industry peers and stakeholders on the Global Actions Commitments to
    address key issues such as reducing underage drinking and strengthening
    and expanding marketing codes of practice.
  *Encouraged and expanded community engagement with a global volunteer
    policy that guides and tracks employees’ volunteer efforts. In 2012, more
    than 21,000 employees volunteered their time to support a variety of
    community activities around the world – an increase of more than 12
    percent over 2011 employee volunteer efforts.
  *Engaged and supported employees, providing more than 1.4 million hours of
    training to approximately 47,000 employees across the company – an average
    of about 32 hours per employee – through the efforts of Anheuser-Busch
    InBev University. Programs like these led to the company achieving an
    employee engagement index of 77.4 percent – an increase of 1.4 percent
    over the previous year. The engagement index is based on the results of an
    opinion survey of more than 80,000 employees worldwide conducted in
    December 2012.

The report also features country-level highlights, as well as initiatives that
are leading practice at AB InBev, including:

  *World Environment Day
  *Lean & Green Certification

Later this year, AB InBev will announce a new set of challenging global
environmental goals, pending a thorough review of the initial three-year cycle
and consultation with stakeholders, as well as 2012 progress on its global
responsible drinking goals. The company consults the Global Reporting
Initiative’s (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and is self-reporting
at Level B.

Anheuser-Busch InBev was also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine on their 2013
list of “World’s Most Admired Companies”. The company was ranked No. 1 overall
among beverage companies, and was also the No. 1 ranked alcohol company in
Social Responsibility, in the beverage industry.

Learn more about AB InBev’s sustainability initiatives and Better World work
at, on Facebook and on

About Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in
Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer, one of the world’s top
five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage
industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” companies list. Beer,
the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands
of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge
strong connections with consumers. We invest the majority of our
brand-building resources on our Focus Brands - those with the greatest growth
potential such as global brands Budweiser®, Stella Artois® and Beck’s®,
alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®,
Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®,
Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a 50
percent equity interest in the operating subsidiary of Grupo Modelo, Mexico's
leading brewer and owner of the global Corona® brand. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s
dedication to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in
Leuven, Belgium dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser
& Co brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically
diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets,
Anheuser Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately
118,000 employees based in 23 countries worldwide. In 2012, AB InBev realized
39.8 billion US dollar revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer
Company in a Better World. For more information, please visit:

About Better World

Through our commitment to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World,
Anheuser-Busch InBev is the beer industry leader in social responsibility
initiatives, ranking as the No. 1 brewer on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most
Admired” companies list. Our Better World efforts focus on three pillars:
promoting responsible drinking; protecting the environment; and giving back to
the communities in which we live and work. Around the world, we develop and
implement social responsibility programs and campaigns in partnership with
parents, government officials, community organizations, retailers and others.
From promoting responsible drinking messages on some of the world’s most
watched television programming, to turning coconut husks into renewable energy
to fuel our breweries, to volunteering in the community, Anheuser-Busch InBev
and its employees are committed to making a difference.

For more information about Anheuser-Busch InBev and Better World, please


Anheuser-Busch InBev
Marianne Amssoms, +1 212-573-9281
Karen Couck, +32-16-27-69-65
Laura Vallis, +1-212-573-9283
Graham Staley, +1 212-573-4365
Thelke Gerdes, +32-16-27-68-88
Christina Caspersen, +1-212-573-4376
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