InBev acquired Anheuser-Busch in 2008 for US$52 billion, to become the world's largest brewer and one of the world's top five consumer products companies. In 2013 the company acquired the half of Mexico's largest brewer, Grupo Modelo (maker of Corona beer), it didn't already own. In 2016 the company acquired SABMiller for over US$100 billion. AB InBev is part owned by the men behind Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital, who also own 51% of Burger King and 25% of KraftHeinz.
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This company received a score of 9.5/100 (retrieved 13-Nov-2017) 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 2017][More on Habitats]
As You Sow's 2017 report, Mining the Disclosures, is a deep analysis of 206 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).
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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]
The 2017 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark assessed 98 of the largest publicly traded companies in the world from the Agricultural Products, Apparel and Extractives sectors on 100 human rights indicators. This company's score was in the 20-29 band range. The overall average score was 28.7%.
[Source 2017][More on Human Rights]
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]
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]
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]
As listed on the We Mean Business website, this company has committed to the following climate action initiatives: commit to 100% renewable power.
[Source 2017][More on Climate Change]
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.
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In their 2017 report 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty', Ceres looks at how food sector companies are responding to water risks. 42 companies were assessed on a 0-100 point basis across four categories of water management: governance and strategy, direct operations, manufacturing supply chain and agricultural supply chain. This company received a score of 43/100.
[Source 2017][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 'C'.
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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||Public company|
|Revenue||US$43.6 billion in 2015|
|# Employees||150,000 in 2015|
|Subsidiaries||Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc.
CUB Pty Ltd
- Cascade Brewery Company Pty Ltd
- Matilda Bay Brewing Company Pty Ltd
Grupo Modelo S.A.B. de C.V.
4 Pines Brewing Company
Pirate Life Brewing Pty Ltd
Products / BrandsAB InBev
Budweiser Beer (imported)
Carlton & United Breweries
Alpha Ale Beer
Beez Neez Beer
Black Douglas Premix Spirits
Black Douglas Scotch Whisky
Bohemian Pilsner Beer
Chatelle Napoleon Brandy
Continental Liqueurs Liqueur
Cougar Premix Spirits
Dirty Granny Cider
Fat Yak Beer
Great Northern Beer
Kent Old Brown Beer
Lazy Yak Beer
Light Ice Beer
Matilda Bay Beer
Melbourne Bitter Beer
Minimum Chips Beer
NT Draught Beer
Pilsner Urquell Beer
Prince Albert's Gin
Pure Blonde Beer
Ruby Tuesday Beer
Sheaf Stout Beer
Stella Artois Beer
The Duck's Beer
4 Pines Beer
Pirate Life Beer
SABMiller acquired by AB InBev
6th Oct 2016 — SABMiller shareholders have backed a multi-billion dollar takeover by brewer AB InBev. Shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour, with 95.5% of minority investors approving the deal, providing a clear victory for AB InBev. The deal is expected to be complete by 10 October.
The takeover will mean that AB InBev, which is already the world's largest brewer, will sell one in four beers worldwide. This includes beer and cider brands owned by Carlton & United Breweries including Cascade, Strongbow, Stella Artois, Pure Blonde and Dirty Granny cider. The deal has dropped Carlton & United Breweries Shop Ethical! rating from a C to an F.
See more on the social and environmental track record of AB InBev at the Shop Ethical! company profile page.[source]