Mysore, November 25, 2019 – Reflecting its commitment to building a sustainable future, AB InBev India’s state-of-the-art brewery in Mysore, today announced that it has successfully reduced its carbon footprint by 3.5 million kgs through the adoption of renewable electricity. The brewery replaced over 65% of its total electricity consumption with solar power. This milestone is part of AB InBev India’s global commitment to secure 100% of the company’s purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), the world’s leading brewer, brews brands like Budweiser, Budweiser Magnum, Beck’s Ice, Haywards5000, KnockOut, Royal Challenge and Fosters amongst others.
Commenting on this milestone, Ben Verhaert, President – South Asia, AB InBev said, “As the world’s leading brewer, we have an incredible opportunity to catalyse positive change by adopting sustainable methods in our operations. Last year, with the implementation of renewable electricity at our brewery, we generated more than 33.8 lakh kwh, enough to power around 3000 households* a year and are encouraged by the progress we have made. We are ramping up efforts in our breweries across the country, thus reinforcing our commitment to achieve 100% renewable electricity. By shifting to renewable electricity, we are playing a key role in tackling climate change to build a sustainable future.”
The company, last year, signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in India for 3.6 gigawatt hours per year for a period of ten years with Amp, a global renewable power provider for the Mysore brewery. The company is also part of the RE100 initiative, led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).
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