Renewables & recycling
Brewing, packaging, cooling and distributing our beers all generate greenhouse gas emissions. So, we are focused on improving our energy efficiency and decreasing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We're working hard to reduce the carbon emissions in our brewing and logistics operations, to roll-out eco-friendly coolers with our retailers, to source renewable electricity and to incease the recycled content in our packaging.
Our energy use
We are working across our entire value chain, from continuously improving the efficiency of our operations and switching to cleaner fuels to helping both our suppliers and customers reduce their carbon footprints.
From lighting retrofits to heat recovery to solar arrays and wind turbines, we are shrinking our own carbon intensity and helping suppliers and customers reduce theirs through transportation and logistics initiatives.
Our beers are sold in a variety of recyclable package types — from bulk packaging such as beer kegs that are usually returnable and reusable — to cardboard boxes, aluminum cans, and glass and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Increasing the recycled content in our packaging is core to our approach. And we are also making progress in using returnable packaging.
We are constantly looking for ways, not only to use lighter-weight and recycled materials in our packaging, but to use less material, period. This reduces costs, cuts waste and minimizes the consumption of natural resources and transportation fuel.
For packaging, that is not returnable, we support consumer recycling initiatives around the globe, including Keep America Beautiful in the United States and the Ambev Recicla project in Brazil which benefits consumers, cooperatives, society and the environment by improving waste disposal, sorting and recycling of post-consumer packaging, and creating jobs.
In line with our culture of continuous improvement, we aim to continuously raise the bar by reducing the amount of material we use, recycling everything we can, increasing use of recycled materials in our packaging and ensuring that our packaging is recyclable whenever possible.
Cleaner fuel in brazil
We recognize the importance of protecting the environment and are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. So, our team in Brazil is using biogas created out of our own brewing process in many of our breweries in an effort to decrease our emissions.
Better packaging is better for consumers – and the environment
New packaging and beer-tapping technology can bring fresh and cold beer to our consumers in a new way that reduces the impact on the environment. So, we’re looking at new packaging innovations to do just that.