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AB InBev announces Green China strategy and launches renewable energy program2018-06-07
In the beginning of 2018, AB InBev, on the global level, announced its ambitious 2025 Sustainability Goals, seeking long-term sustainable growth in areas including smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging, and climate action. By releasing its Green China strategy on the World Environment Day, AB InBev China seeks to support the brewer’s global pursuit of its 2025 Sustainability Goals with down-to-the-ground actions.
Upon release of the Green China strategy, Frank Wang, VP LCA, APAC North, noted: “By executing the Green China strategy, AB InBev China will effectively improve water availability and quality in high stress areas where we operate, team up with suppliers to expand resource recovery, and provide renewable energy to regional power network.”
At the kick-off ceremony, Masson Zhang, VP Procurement, APAC North, presented a Strategic Partner plaque to Liu Song, VP of GCL New Energy, as both industry leaders jointly celebrate the program’s successful power-up.
Also on the occasion, AB InBev China invited Masson Zhang, VP Procurement, APAC North, Lin Boqiang, Dean of the China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy at Xiamen University, Qiao Tian, Consultant at the Rocky Mountain Institute, and Ou Limin, Director of the Putian Institute of Environmental Sciences, for an in-depth panel discussion on China’s green future, and their shared opinions were highly recognized by guests onsite.
Lin Boqiang, Dean of the China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy at Xiamen University, an important think-tank for the country’s green development, who shared his appreciation for the brewer’s positive impact: “Green development is a common agenda for both the government and the business, and vigorous efforts to develop renewable energy sources are highly critical to establishing a green low-carbon circular development system. The successful launch of AB InBev China’s renewable energy program provides a new mentality for foreign companies in China to pursue green-manufacturing-driven industrial upgrade.”