Shaping the debate and sharing best practice
Many of the resource challenges we face can only be addressed by working through a broad coalition of local partners to tackle shared risk.
SABMiller has been active in the water debate for a number of years. We are a founding signatory of the UN CEO Water Mandate which helps companies to develop, implement and disclose water sustainability policies and practices. In 2011 we participated in the second CDP Water Disclosure Project which provides insight into companies’ water risk. We have also taken the lead role in the public-private Strategic Water Partnership Network in South Africa – part of the global Water Resources Group.
Drawing on our global scale, our understanding of risk and our existing relationships with governments, NGOs and other stakeholders, we are building coalitions to turn our understanding of water risks into practical plans.
Formed in 2009, our Water Futures partnership with WWF and the German development agency, GIZ, is one example of a public-private partnership devoted to managing shared water risk and to demonstrating the link between water, food and energy security. During the year we expanded the partnership to include our businesses in four new markets: Colombia, Honduras, India and the USA. We aim to build on the partnership’s success by sharing our knowledge and experience and applying the lessons learned to other aspects of the nexus. For example, we’re part of the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture which aims to ensure food security for all in an environmentally sustainable way while generating economic growth and opportunity.
Sustainable Development Report
Our 2012 Sustainable Development Summary Report, covering progress on our 10 priorities.
The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus.