International: SABMiller achieves water reduction goal

The global brewery company, SABMiller, has exceeded its 2015 goal of reducing the amount of water used to produce one litre of beer, revealed Allan Clark, CEO. In July 2014, SABMiller announced the launch of its sustainable development strategy, Prosper, which laid out a set of ambitious new targets to be achieved by 2020. Clark said that the company has cut water use per litre of beer by 28 percent, now using 3.3 litres of water to make one litre of beer. By 2020, SABMiller has pledged to secure the water supplies they share with local communities through partnerships to tackle shared water risks; further reduce water use to 3.0 litres of water per litre of beer and 1.8 litres of water per litre of soft drink; and reduce the carbon footprint of the company’s value chain by 25 percent per litre of beer, and 50 percent across all breweries.