Stimulating economic development in the communities in which we operate
The World Bank estimates that global poverty halved between 1990 and 20101. At SABMiller we believe that the key to reducing poverty is the creation of jobs and economic growth.
We also know that 'inclusive growth' – building value chains that drive economic growth and stimulate social development – is the best way to generate long-term returns for our business and to create wealth for the countries and communities in which we operate.
"There is no longer any doubt that business plays an integral role in delivering economic and social progress."
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, UN Private Sector Forum, New York, September 2010
1 An update to the World Bank's estimates of consumption poverty in the developing world, Shaohua Chen and Martin Ravallion, Development Research Group, World Bank (03-01-12)
- This table is constructed based on data contained within the SABMiller 2012 Annual Report and follows guidance recommended by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI EC1).
- Excludes share option charges, includes employer taxes and social security contributions.
- Excludes VAT, indirect taxes and taxes borne by employees.
- Includes cash donations, value of gifts in kind and time donated, and management costs of CSI activity.
- Value retained to fund future capital expenditure and acquisitions.
Oxfam Poverty Footprint
Report with Oxfam America, on the socio-economic impact of the SABMiller and Coca-Cola Company value chain in El Salvador and Zambia.
Economic and social contribution made by SABMiller's subsidiaries, Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) and Voltic in Ghana
Find out about the contribution made by SABMiller to the European economy.
Generating inclusive growth
By delivering high-quality products that consumers enjoy, our businesses create jobs, pay taxes, develop local skills and encourage enterprise.