Budweiser's new label will indicate whether the beer inside the bottle or can has been brewed with 100% renewable electricity. Budweiser unveiled its new symbol at the World Economic Forum currently underway in Davos, Switzerland.The company is committed to brewing all of its beers around the world with 100% renewable electricity by 2025, in line with parent company AB InBev’s commitment to source all purchased electricity from renewable sources.
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The symbol will appear on the label of every Budweiser brewed in the United States beginning this spring. The US is the first country where the beer will be brewed using 100% renewable electricity, 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% renewable electricity in their Budweiser brewing operations.
Budweiser has invited 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% renewable electricity.
Chief Sustainability Officer, Tony Milikin, said, “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.”
Forty-one million Budweisers are sold on average 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 Brian Perkins, Global VP at Budweiser.