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How We Are Supporting the UN Global Goals

Posted: September 24, 2018
How We Are Supporting the UN Global Goals

Just like you, we care about the changes facing our world. At AB InBev, we're determined to build a company to last, but we know we can only do that with a healthy, natural environment and thriving communities.

As the world's leading brewer, it is our responsibility to play a part by delivering solutions and using our global voice of our brands to help drive consumer awareness and inspire action to positively impact the world.

We're proud to be contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the broader global sustainable development agenda while building resilient supply chains, thriving communities and a healthier natural environment. That's why we have placed a deliberate focus on the 12 goals where we can use our global reach and partnerships to drive meaningful change.

In our view, the Global Goals should not be viewed as individual challenges as they are interconnected and complex. That's the reason we created our Global Smart Drinking Goals in 2015 and launched our 2025 Sustainability Goals earlier this year to do our part to make these global ambitions a reality.

In addition to galvanizing the power of our own programs and colleagues, we must build meaningful partnerships with state and local governments, civil society, research institutions, NGOs and other businesses. When we work together, we bring in fresh thinking and new perspectives, which is why we recently launched our 100+ Sustainability Accelerator. The Accelerator will support promising ideas from entrepreneurs, academics and start-ups that address some of the world's biggest sustainability challenges.

Our brands have provided a unique opportunity to bring partnerships and causes to life for consumers, driving energy and excitement around some of the SDG's most important issues. Stella Artois' “Buy a Lady a Drink” with Water.org has provided water access to over a million people in the developing world, inspiring consumers to help end the global water crisis by donating more than $8 million to Water.org. Building on this momentum, Stella Artois has committed to provide 3.5 million people with long-term, sustainable access to clean water by 2020 helping us achieve Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3) and Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6).

This year, Budweiser, revealed a renewable electricity symbol to celebrate its commitment to brew with 100% renewable electricity putting us on the path towards meeting Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7) and Climate Action (SDG 13). The symbol was launched in the spring in the U.S. and is rolling out to additional international markets by 2025. It is also available for other brands to use to celebrate their own renewable electricity achievements.

We're eager to work with anybody who has ideas and for how we can take our contributions further, or help accelerate yours, because like you, we're in this to make difference.

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