ST. LOUIS, MO – December 29, 2018 – Anheuser-Busch today announced that it is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to improve water quality, enhance the health of river basins, and help meet the water needs of a number of its local communities. More details of the projects — which are part of a larger global partnership with TNC announced earlier this yearby the brewer’s parent company, AB InBev — will be shared in 2019.
“As the nation’s leading brewer, our company is committed to a cleaner and more sustainable world – and water conservation is crucial to that commitment,” said Adam Warrington, Vice President, Better World at Anheuser-Busch. “The Nature Conservancy has been working tirelessly in the U.S. and around the world to help ensure a water-secure future. Through this U.S. partnership, we look forward to creating practical solutions to help protect our watersheds.”
The new partnership supports Anheuser-Busch’s U.S. 2025 Sustainability Goals, announced in April this year. As part of the Water Stewardship goal, Anheuser-Busch plans for 100% of its facilities to be engaged in water efficiency efforts, and to ensure that 100% of communities in high-stress areas have measurably improved water availability and quality.
To learn more about Anheuser-Busch’s sustainability work, please visit www.anheuser-busch.com/betterworld.
For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 29 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry.
From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.