A-B InBev is on track to reach its own green targets

A-B InBev is on track to reach its own green targets

Anheuser-Busch InBev has said it is two-thirds of the way towards achieving the three-year global environmental goals it set itself in 2009.

The targets, part of the brewer's 'Better World' commitment, include a water-usage target of 3.5 hectolitres of water for each hectolitre of production by the end of the year. At the end of 2011, this stood at 3.71 hectolitres - a reduction of 8.2% on 2010.

Other commitments include reducing energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and increasing its recycling rate.

Of its energy usage, the brewer said it will have reduced this by 10% by the end of 2012. The company said it is also closing in on meeting its goal of a 99% recycling rate, having reached 98.2% in 2011.

Finally, the company's target of reducing greenhouse emissions by 5% has been met a year ahead of schedule, it said.

"We are in the final stretch to meet our global environmental goals, which is an important milestone for A-B InBev," said company CEO Carlos Brito. "Setting these ambitious, measurable targets brought our 'Better World' strategy to life."

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