SABMiller holds a minority share in a number of businesses around the world. We encourage these partners to consider sustainable development and we provide support where we can, even though they are not under our management control. This year we are pleased to report that our partner Delta Corporation in Zimbabwe was fully integrated into our SAM reporting system and is therefore included within the scope of our main report.
China: CR Snow
China Resources Snow Breweries Limited (CR Snow) is our partnership with China Resources Enterprise Limited and is the largest brewer by volume in China, producing over 103 million hectolitres of beer a year. Its Snow brand is the world's biggest beer brand by volume.
This year, CR Snow used four hectolitres (hl) of water per hectolitre of beer produced, consistent with performance last year. However, energy consumption was 165.5 megajoules (MJ) per hectolitre (2011: 175 MJ/hl), which is a 5.4% improvement compared to last year.
The business produced 1.5 million tonnes of waste, of which the vast majority was recycled. In addition, 96% of the products produced by CR Snow used returnable glass packaging.
This year, CR Snow’s Xiaoshan Brewery commissioned a generator to use biogas from its waste water treatment plant. It is estimated that the generator will save 1,000 tonnes of coal per year and reduce the CO2 emissions associated with the brewery.
CR Snow employs over 85,000 people. This year, CR Snow provided 180,000 days of training for its employees, an increase of 10,000 compared to last year.
This year, the number of female managers increased to 631 (2011: 561) but the number of female executives decreased slightly to 97 (2011: 102).
Encouraging enterprise development in China
CR Snow has continued to sponsor the 'China University Tour for Employment Guidance', which began in November 2008. This touring programme of lectures and consultancy sessions on employment and entrepreneurship enables students to learn from successful entrepreneurs and Human Resources specialists as they visit various universities around China.
Since the programme began, over 1,200 university students have benefited from this free employment guidance. In Gansu province, CR Snow expanded this programme to sponsor students from poor families to attend university and provide them with internship opportunities with CR Snow. This year, 275 students benefited from this programme.
This year we were pleased to announce the successful completion of our strategic alliance with Anadolu Efes. As part of this alliance, SABMiller's Russian and Ukrainian beer businesses were transferred to Anadolu Efes and SABMiller now has a 24% equity interest in Anadolu Efes, which is listed on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.
Anadolu Efes has a 2015 goal to reduce water consumption to an average of 3.5 hl/hl of beer produced. It has also made specific commitments to responsible water use which include:
- To fully comply with legal requirements;
- To reduce water consumptions and increase water recycling and recovery;
- To decrease the amount of waste water and increase wastewater quality; and
- Develop cooperation for the protection of water resources.
With regard to energy and carbon emissions, Anadolu Efes aims to achieve a 31 kWh/hl energy consumption ratio and reduce specific GHG emissions in breweries by 15% by 2015.
Promoting responsible consumption
Anadolu Efes recognises the importance of responsible consumption and includes “Drink Responsibly” warning on all signboards, posters and advertisements to educate consumers about the effects of irresponsible alcohol consumption.
Anadolu Efes does not target youth or children, nor does it use young people or children or those look like children or young people in its advertisements, advertise in areas where the target audience is children or use content that may link its products with driving.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2012 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.