World's Largest Beer Brewer Cuts Water Use, Braces for Future Risks

Author: Jessica Leber of ClimateWire, in New York Times, Published on: 15 March 2010

Every liter [Anheuser-Busch Inbev] produced in 2007 required about five times as much water to produce it. Faced with growing water scarcity around the world and increasing pressure to cut consumption, the company plans by 2012 to ratchet down that ratio to 3.5 liters of water per liter of beer, a 30 percent reduction, it announced today... AB InBev...is among the 60 percent of major beverage manufacturers -- as well as other water-intensive industries, such as power and mining sectors -- looking to reduce their water footprints, according to a recent water risk report by Ceres... [also refers to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, SABMiller]

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Related companies: Anheuser-Busch InBev Coca-Cola PepsiCo SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev)