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Post date: 07/09/2014 - 10:32

SABMiller Sets Out Ambitious New Sustainability Targets

The company commits to supporting half a million small businesses, world-class water efficiency, and cutting total carbon footprint.

SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, is scaling up its globally-recognised sustainable development programmes with a set of ambitious new targets to achieve by 2020. The business, which is recognised as a leader for embedding sustainability into its operations, has pledged to:

• Directly support over half a million small businesses, to help them grow, improve their livelihoods and drive local development

The company commits to supporting half a million small businesses, world-class water efficiency, and cutting total carbon footprint.

SABMiller, the world's second-largest brewer, is scaling up its globally-recognised sustainable development programmes with a set of ambitious new targets to achieve by 2020. The business, which is recognised as a leader for embedding sustainability into its operations, has pledged to:

• Directly support over half a million small businesses, to help them grow, improve their livelihoods and drive local development
• Achieve a world-class water efficiency target of 3.0 litres per litre of beer and secure the water supplies it shares with local communities through watershed partnerships at every site that faces water risks
• Reduce carbon footprint of the entire value chain from grain to glass by 25% per litre of beer, and an average of 50% across all its breweries
• Measurably improve food security and resource productivity by developing targets by crop and growing region
• Encourage moderate and responsible alcohol consumption by scaling up global and local programmes to reach all SABMiller beer consumers

This new programme, branded Prosper, is the latest evolution of the company's approach to sustainable development.