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 these are listed below.
AIM-PROGRESS is a forum of consumer goods manufacturers and suppliers assembled to enable and promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable production systems.
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.
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 the alleviation of poverty through market-based solutions.
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.
FARM-Africa works directly with rural communities in eastern Africa, building their skills and knowledge and enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty. It helps communities identify the problems limiting their livelihoods and the income they can generate from their land, be they smallholder farmers, pastoralists or forest dwellers. It then works with them to find the most effective and appropriate solutions.
Global Actions on Harmful Drinking
Global Actions 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 from 2010 to 2012 to address harmful drinking through a combination of global and local actions, with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries.
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 organises collective action 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 in South Africa.
International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP)
ICAP is a not-for-profit organisation, supported by major producers of beverage alcohol, and 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.
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 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 and assess the impacts of business on poverty. The findings of this collaboration were published in March 2011 and can be found in our Reporting section.
SABMiller Procurement (previously Trinity Procurement) is a member of SEDEX, a not-for-profit organisation promoting ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. Sedex covers four main pillars: labour standards, health and safety, business practice and the environment.
Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform
SABMiller is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. SAI Platform is the global initiative helping food and drink companies to achieve sustainable production and sourcing of agricultural raw materials. SABMiller is one of over 50 global members who share, at a precompetitive level, knowledge and initiatives to support the implementation of sustainable agriculture practices. Members are organized in six Working Groups: Arable and Vegetable Crops, Beef, Coffee, Dairy, Fruit and Water with opportunities for expansion to other areas. Progress includes the development of Principles and Practices for sustainable agriculture in these areas and an industry aligned Farmer Self Assessment to help farmers assess and improve their sustainable agriculture practices.
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 its local watersheds, as well as to educate and improve the practices of its suppliers in an effort to protect freshwater systems vital to its business and to surrounding communities and wildlife. SABMiller subsidiaries Cervecería Nacional and Bavaria are also working with TNC in Ecuador and Colombia.
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 WBCSD is a CEO-led organisation 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.
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.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
In partnership with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), we were one of the early pioneers of water footprinting in the brewing industry. We use this value chain approach to water quantification and risk analysis to identify and focus our actions on specific issues relevant to breweries most at risk.
Building on this work, we launched our first global water partnership, Water Futures, with WWF and GIZ, the technical development agency of the German government. This initiative aims to develop business cases for further watershed protection schemes and share knowledge on integrated water risk management across eight countries – South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Peru, Honduras, Colombia, India and the USA.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2013 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.