We are members of, or work in partnership with, a range of organisations.
We adopt a partnership approach with a variety of organisations, including suppliers and local businesses at a regional and local level. In addition, we are members of, or work in partnership with, a range of organisations, some of which are listed below.
International Center for Alcohol Policies
ICAP is a not-for-profit organization, supported by major producers of beverage alcohol. It is a resource for all those interested in alcohol policy worldwide. ICAP promotes dialogue involving the drinks industry, the research and public health communities, government, and civil society, encouraging them to work together.
Global Actions on Harmful Drinking
Global Action on Harmful Drinking is a consortium of initiatives dedicated to helping reduce the harmful use of alcohol. This work is the result of a collective commitment made by the chief executives of major international beverage alcohol producers to make a significant effort in the 2010-2012 timeframe to address harmful drinking through a combination of global and local actions, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
In partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), we have pioneered the technique of water footprinting within our value chain, which we use to identify and focus our actions on the specific issues relevant for breweries most at risk.
Building on this work, we launched our first global partnership, Water Futures, with WWF and GTZ, the technical development agency of the German government. This initiative extends our work on existing local projects in Colombia, Honduras, El Salvador and South Africa and aims to develop business cases for further watershed protection schemes in Peru, Ukraine and Tanzania.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is the leading conservation organisation working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. MillerCoors in the USA is working with TNC to protect their local watersheds, as well as educate and improve practices of their suppliers in an effort to protect freshwater systems that are vital to their business, surrounding communities and wildlife. SABMiller subsidiaries Cervecería Nacional and Bavaria are also working with TNC in Ecuador and Colombia.
Business Action for Africa
Business Action for Africa is an international network of businesses and business organisations from Africa and elsewhere. As one of the co-founders of Business Action for Africa, SABMiller is committed to assisting poverty alleviation through market-based solutions.
FARM-Africa works directly with rural communities in eastern Africa, building their skills and knowledge and enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty. They help communities identify the problems limiting their livelihoods and the income they can generate from their land, whether they are smallholder farmers, pastoralists or forest dwellers and then work with them to find the most effective and appropriate solutions. We are working in partnership with FARM-Africa and local smallholder farmers in Southern Sudan to develop a local sourcing programme to grow Cassava.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organisation that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty and fights for social justice. Oxfam America is one of the 14 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam International. We have worked with Oxfam America to determine the poverty footprint of our value chain in Zambia and El Salvador. Our aim was to collaborate openly around the impacts of business on poverty. The findings of this collaboration were published in a March 2011 and can be found in our Reporting section.
Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC)
GBC is a Coalition of more than 220 companies united to keep the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria a global priority. The Coalition’s members share learnings from the front lines of the fight, and GBC provides tailored support so that companies can take an active role in defeating the pandemics. GBC also organizes collective actions among companies, and links the public and private sectors in ways that pool talents and resources.
The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria
The Global Fund is a unique, public-private partnership and international financing institution dedicated to attracting and disbursing additional resources to prevent and treat HIV and AIDS, TB and malaria. This partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and affected communities represents an innovative approach to international health financing. We are working with the Global Fund to implement our Tavern Intervention Programme (TIP) in South Africa.
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
We are committed to the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact that cover areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Our annual Sustainable Development Report, with accompanying material, represents our annual 'Communication on Progress'.
In July 2007 we were a founding signatory of the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, which committed us to leadership in water management.
The World Economic Forum (WEF)
The World Economic Forum is an independent international organisation committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We are a WEF industry programme partner.
Business Fights Poverty
Business Fights Poverty is a vibrant community of individuals from business, the international donor community, non-government organisations and academia - all of whom share a passion for fighting poverty through business.
Our global procurement company, Trinity, has joined SEDEX, a not-for-profit organisation promoting ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex covers four main pillars: labour standards, health & safety, business practice and the environment.
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action.
Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER)
BIER is a partnership of leading global beverage companies working together to advance the standing of the beverage industry in the realm of environmental stewardship. The partnership was formed in 2006 and is facilitated through member-hosted Roundtable meetings and working groups on key environmental issues.
AIM-PROGRESS is a forum of consumer goods manufacturers and suppliers assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable production systems.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2012 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.