Water Stewardship


water reduction achieved in our breweries since 2017

Water is a key ingredient in all our products, so we value every drop. But more than just a key resource for our business, clean water is a critical resource for the economic, social and environmental well-being of every community around the world. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly scarce in many parts of the world. Efforts to increase our water efficiency, which began decades ago, have expanded beyond our walls into watershed protection efforts across the world. We believe water and climate change are closely linked: climate change is making water more variable, reducing availability and degrading quality. As the leading brewer in APAC, we are committed to being part of the solution to some of the growing water challenges in areas where we operate. Each production facility of Budweiser APAC is required to implement technical and organizational measures in order to prevent and manage soil pollution, and manage water resources from surface and subsurface sources. We manage the effluent discharge in order to avoid chemicals shock or organic overload into the Biological Treatment System. Our ultimate goal is to ensure water availability and quality for both our breweries and our communities, because when our communities thrive our business thrives.

Creating Measurable Impacts at High-risk Watersheds

So far, 100% of our sites in APAC have conducted local outreach activities, determined water solutions specific to their community and identified appropriate solutions.

In India, we have initiated tangible actions across all our 5 high water risk sites in 2019.Our priority is to continue to drive water usage efficiency in these breweries (below numbers) but also have a larger impact in these watersheds and the communities surrounding these sites.

The work we are doing includes building water harvesting structures like check dams, recharge wells and storage ponds as we target a recharge capacity of 500,000 kiloliters before the 2020 monsoon. Our efforts will positively impact watersheds and will enable us to deliver on our commitment of improving water availability in our communities.

n China, we also conducted a clean-up at the watershed of the Erlonghu river. This included clearing away trash, planting trees and continually taking water samples to monitor improvements in water quality.