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Total size of beer market (hl 000)
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The Bavarian Brewery opens for business.
The company launches its famous Aguila brand.
Bavaria becomes an open company on the Colombian stock exchange.
The company starts producing bottled water and fruit refreshments.
Bavaria becomes part of SABMiller.
Bavaria is delisted from the Colombian stock exchange.
In October, Cervecería del Valle, the most modern brewery in Latin America, is opened.
Bavaria birth 120 years of uninterrupted operation in Colombia.
Improving supplier standards in Colombia
In 2009 Bavaria presented ethical performance awards to 54 suppliers as part of its Rumbo Empresas Íntegras y Transparentes programme.
Helping prevent beer sales to underage people in Colombia
‘Todos podemos ser padres’ (‘We can all be parents’) encourages retailers and customers to be vigilant about underage drinking.
Ensuring responsible sourcing of coal in Colombia
As a significant buyer of coal and as part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, Bavaria undertook a detailed review of its coal suppliers to make sure they were meeting expected quality and production standards, including those relating to working practices and environmental management.