Brewer and aluminium can manufacturers and recyclers
Worlds #1 aluminium can recycler. One of the largest manufacturers of aluminum cans in the US. Makers of Budweiser beer. Acquired by InBev in 2008 for US$52 billion, to become the world's largest brewer (overtaking SABMiller). Sold its theme park division in 2009 to The Blackstone Group.
|Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.||USA||website|
| Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV
owns 100% of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
|Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.|
As You Sow's 2015 report, Waste and Opportunity, analyses the packaging practices of large fast food chains and beverage companies, highlighting leaders and laggards in these sectors. Corporate performance is evaluated in the areas of materials source reduction, reusable packaging, use of recycled content, use of recyclable packaging, and actions taken to promote materials recycling. This company was ranked as Needs Improvement.
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
Identified in 'The Big Chill: Too Scared to Speak' report which identified Chinese Olympic Sponsors response to Darfur crisis in Sudan. Received Fs for a poor response or none at all.
[Source 2008][More on Human Rights]
The 2011 U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report by U.S. nonprofit organization, As You Sow, rates companies on 5 criteria: general environmental performance, source reduction, recycled content, recyclability, and container recovery. This company failed to respond to As You Sow's Beverage Container Recycling Survey and received an 'F' Grade based on publically available information.
[Source 2011][More on Packaging]
OpenSecrets.org tracks the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. Follow link to see this company's record of political donations, lobbying, outside spending and more.
|Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV|
Climate Counts compares companies on their commitment to tackling global warming. The scoring ranges from A (best) to E (worst) and assesses the level of action taken on climate change using CDP's climate performance score as the primary indicator of company performance on climate change. This company received an 'A'.
[Source 2016][More on Climate Change]
As You Sow's 2016 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 230 companies' human rights performance in relation to sourcing conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This company's score was below 40% (Weak).
[Source 2016][More on Human Rights]
This company received a score of 37.9/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
This company received a score of 13.5/100 (retrieved 13-Oct-2016) in the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI), a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly in regards to environmental management and water pollution. Scores are calculated using government compliance data, online monitoring data, and third-party environmental audits, as well as trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company's supply chains.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received a 'D'.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Politicians and unions have criticised executive bonuses totaling more than 1 billion euros at AB InBev triggered when the brewer cut its huge debt two years ahead of target following the acquisition of the maker of Budweiser.
[Source 2012][More on Finance]
In 2016 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Anheuser-Busch InBev agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and chilled a whistleblower who reported the misconduct. An SEC investigation found that the company used third-party sales promoters to make improper payments to government officials in India to increase the sales and production of Anheuser-Busch InBev products in that country.
[Source 2016][More on Governance]
This company is on OpenSecrets.org's list of "Heavy Hitters", a list of the 100 biggest givers in US federal-level politics since 1989. Companies on this list lobby and spend big, with large sums sent to candidates, parties and leadership PACs. This company comes in at number 99 on the list, with donations totalling $18,711,103 between 1989 and 2016.
[Source 2016][More on Politics]
Criticisms include layoffs and payment delays to suppliers as a result of the InBev takeover of Anheuser-Busch, fighting a bill in 2005 that would combat underage alcohol consumption, political donations, and pollution.
[Source 2010][More on Governance]
AB InBev set 3 year environmental goals in 2009 which resulted in an 18.6% reduction in water use, a 15.7% decrease in carbon emissions and an increase in the recycling rate for solid waste and by-products from 98.2% to 99.2% by 2012.
[Source 2012][More on Environmental Claims]
This company is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the main food industry initiative supporting the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. Created by Nestle, Unilever and Danone in 2002, the SAI Platform is a non-profit organization to facilitate sharing, at precompetitive level, of knowledge and initiatives to support the development and implementation of sustainable agriculture practices involving the different stakeholders of the food chain.
[Source 2014][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
The Sustainable Food Lab is a network of business, public sector, and civil society leaders from around the globe who are working together to accelerate sustainability in mainstream food and agriculture.
[Source 2016][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
Green America's Responsible Shopper provides details about the corporate responsibility records of well-known companies. Follow the link to see this company's profile. [Last updated 2009]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Address||St Louis, Missouri, USA|
Products / BrandsAnheuser-Busch
Budweiser Beer (imported)
World's top two brewing companies likely to merge
8th Oct 2015 — Anheuser-Busch InBev has increased its offer for SABMiller (whose flagship brands include Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni) to almost £68bn, as the prospect of a merger between the two brewing giants becomes increasingly likely.
The revised proposal represents a valuation of £42.15 per share in cash, with a partial share alternative available for approximately 41% of SABMiller shares. The latest bid is a significant increase from Anheuser-Busch`s original offering of £38 per share and amounts to a 44% premium on SABMiller`s closing price before speculation about a takeover was renewed. It was also said to be `highly attractive` to SABMiller`s shareholders.
Any deal between the two brewers would create the world`s largest beer maker and house some of the sector`s most well-known brands, including Budweiser and Grolsch. A combined company would generate annual revenues of $64bn.
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InBev buys Anheuser-Busch
18th Nov 2008 — In Nov 2008, Belgium based brewing giant InBev bought USA brewing giant Anheuser-Busch for US$52 billion, creating the world's largest brewer with nearly 25% global market share and one of the world's top five consumer products companies. Brands include Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck's. [source]