11 Jul '11, 2pm

SABMiller Makes More Beer With Less Water

Global brewing company SABMiller is cutting the amount of water used to make beer. So far, it's managed to cut it by only 8%, but they say that's a lot for a water intensive industry in their corporate sustainability report . SABMiller owns more than 200 brands of beer, including Miller Genuine Draft, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni and Grolsch. The company is also one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world and has more than 70,000 employees spread across 75 countries. SABMiller states, "The scarcity and availability of water represent a potentially significant risk to parts of our business, as well as to some of the communities in which we operate." The company's goal is to reduce water consumption 25% below 2008 levels by 2015. So far, the company has cut 8%, even as its total water consumption increased with higher production levels. Over the last year, it cut it by 3%....

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