(Shanghai, 17 January 2023) Budweiser BrewingCompany APAC ("Bud APAC" or the “Company,” SEHK:1876), the largestbeer company in Asia-Pacific, is proud to announce that the company has beencertified for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in China, India,and South Korea by the Top Employer Institute. The award recognizes thecompany’s excellence in delivering an outstanding employee experience.
“AtBud APAC, people are our biggest assets. I would like to thank all ourhard-working and passionate colleagues who always strive to excel and create aworkplace that is engaged, innovative and inclusive.” said Linda Qian, BudAPAC’s Chief People Officer.
BudAPAC follows a people-first philosophy, focusing on our employees’ well-being.On top of our flexible working policy, we launched a series of initiatives onemployee compensation and benefits in 2022. The year also saw Bud APACcelebrate Diversity & Inclusion Month across APAC, and Budweiser China hostMulan Day, an annual event to recognize and celebrate women leadership, for thefourth consecutive time. As a company, we are committed to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive workingenvironment where women can sustain, lead and excel.
In terms of ESG, we were upgraded to an “AA” rating by MSCI forEnvironmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”), which was Bud APAC’s third ratingupgrade in less than three years. MSCI now ranks Bud APAC as an ESG leader among 50 global beverage peers,noting our effective governance and social programs, comprehensive ESGdisclosure, and responsible product and marketing initiatives. This recognitionfrom MSCI is also testament to our progress toward our 2025 SustainabilityGoals and our ambition to achieve net zero across our value chain by 2040.
TheTop Employers Institute programme certifies organisations based on theparticipation and results of their HR Best Practices Survey. This survey coverssix HR domains consisting of 20 topics including People Strategy, WorkEnvironment, Talent Acquisition, Learning, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion,Well-being and more.
Top EmployersInstitute CEO David Plink said: “Exceptional times bring out the best in peopleand organisations. And we have witnessed this in our Top EmployersCertification Programme this year exceptional performance from the certifiedTop Employers 2023. These employers have always shown that they care for thedevelopment and well-being of their people. By doing so, they collectivelyenrich the world of work. We are proud to announce and celebrate this year’sgroup of leading people-oriented employers: the Top Employers 2023.”
AboutBudweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited
Budweiser Brewing Company APAC Limited ("BudAPAC") is the largest beer company in Asia Pacific, with leadershippositions in Premium and Super Premium beer segments. It brews, imports,markets, distributes and sells a portfolio of more than 50 beer brands,including Budweiser®, Stella Artois®, Corona®, Hoegaarden®, Cass® and Harbin®.Bud APAC has expanded beyond beer into new categories such as ready-to-drink,energy drinks and spirits in recent years. Through its local subsidiaries, BudAPAC operates in its principal markets, including China, South Korea, India andVietnam. Headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, China, Bud APAC operates 48 breweriesand employs over 25,000 colleagues across APAC.
Bud APAC is listed on the Hong Kong StockExchange under the stock code "1876" and is a Hang Seng CompositeIndex member that is incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands. The Companyis a subsidiary of Anheuser- Busch InBev, the public Company listed on Euronextwhich has over 600 years of brewing heritage and an extensive global presence.
About Top Employers Institute
Top EmployersInstitute is the global authority on recognising excellence in PeoplePractices. We help accelerate these practices to enrich the world of work.Through the Top Employers Institute Certification Programme, participatingcompanies can be validated, certified, and recognised as an employer of choice.Established over 30 years ago, Top Employers Institute has certified 2053organisations in 121 countries/regions. These certified Top Employerspositively impact the lives of over 9.5 million employees globally.