Budweiser boosts climate change credentials with new renewable energy symbol


26 Jan 2018 --- Budweiser has revealed a new symbol on its beer that shows it has been brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity. It’s all part of a grand plan to brew Budweiser around the world with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, in line with parent company AB InBev’s commitment to source all purchased electricity from renewable sources.

The symbol will appear on the label of every Budweiser brewed in the US beginning in spring 2018 - the first country where the beer will be brewed using 100 percent renewable electricity. 

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Budweiser's new symbol that shows beer has been
brewed with 100 percent renewable electricity

The US electricity is sourced from the Thunder Ranch Wind Farm in Oklahoma, which is powered by Enel Green Power. The label will then roll out to additional markets as they reach 100 percent renewable electricity in their Budweiser brewing operations.

Budweiser unveiled the symbol at an event at the World Economic Forum, inviting other brands to adopt the symbol and celebrate renewable electricity use as a way to tackle climate change. Budweiser is encouraging other brands to use the symbol on any product that is made using 100 percent renewable electricity.

“To brew the perfect beer we need the highest quality natural ingredients. This is why we’re working to ensure a thriving, sustainable environment for the next 100 years and beyond,” said Chief Sustainability Officer, Tony Milikin.

Budweiser says it is committed to a building a brighter future and is proud to use its iconic brand to play a role in driving meaningful change on a global scale.

On average, 41 million Budweisers are sold every day around the world and switching to renewable electricity in Budweiser brewing operations will correspond to taking 48,000 passenger cars off the road every year.

“We know that climate change is an important issue for consumers, but they aren’t sure how their everyday actions can make a difference. The renewable electricity symbol can show consumers that their purchasing choices can have a positive impact,” said We spoke to Brian Perkins, Global VP at Budweiser.

Budweiser is working alongside a number of NGOs and with Accenture to develop a process and guidelines to encourage other brands to adopt the symbol.

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