At the beginning of the new year, Budweiser APAC and Southern Weekend jointly host a think tank salon of “Forward 2020 - Green Transformation and Sustainability” in Shanghai. Purpose of this salon is to understand the progress in the field of sustainable development, especially of Chinese consumers’ expectation for green life, and hope to gain experience and inspiration through exchanges with leading organization and enterprises in sustainability.
20+ guests, including experts, scholars from UNEP, WWF, BSR, CDP, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, State Grid (Beijing) energy conservation institute, Southern Weekend China CSR Research Center, etc., and are all gather to Budweiser office in Shanghai for this gathering. Mr. Wang Renrong, Executive Director, General Counsel and Joint Company Secretary; Mr. Jan Clysner, VP of Procurement and Sustainability, APAC participated in the event, and talked with the experts about Budweiser's sustainability strategy and implementation and listened to the suggestions from all parties.
5 themes are discussed at this meeting, including climate change and enterprise energy transformation, Transition of China consuming pattern and enterprise green transformation, communication of sustainability, energy management and energy transformation, and carbon information disclosure. Mr. Jan Clysner, introduced the Budweiser APAC’s sustainability Journey in detail. Yushuo, an award-winning start-up of the 2018 ABI "Accelerator 100 +" project, was also invited. Yushuo's project is to use the recovered automobile power battery as the energy storage system, helping the automobile power battery extend its service life by 2-3 times. It will also launch a pilot project in Budweiser China in 2019.
For us, sustainability is not part of the business, it's our business. In the fast-growing Chinese market, we have the responsibility and obligation to promote the sustainable development of the whole industry. At the same time, we hope to cooperate with all stakeholders, and help our consumers to transform to "green life". With all stakeholders, we will jointly promote the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, and truly bring changes as an industry leather. We is willing to make contributions to the construction of ecological civilization with all stakeholders.