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Compañía Cervecera has invested more than 25 million Euros in the development of its environment in the last nine years (Translation)

15 July 2011

The company has announced its experience in Corporate Social Responsibility in the symposium of innovation Creactiva 2, celebrated in Adeje

- With these social, environmental and cultural actions, the company focuses on combining its business profits with the improvement in Canarias.

- Compañía Cervecera de Canarias is one of the pioneer institutions in Canarias in the development of these kinds of actions. They have become one of the company's priorities.

Canarias, 14th of July, 2011 - The commitment of Compañía Cervecera de Canarias to combine its business profits with social and environmental development has been at the core of the presentation given by the company in the symposium of Creactiva 2: Innovation, Business Social Responsibility and Sustainability, celebrated this morning in Adeje.

Luis Durango is in charge of Corporative Communication and External Relations of Compañía Cervecera de Canarias. He gave a presentation emphasizing the role played by the Corporative Social Responsibility as one of the main cores of innovation, and the actions the company has been developing in the last nine years in this field, which has become one of its priorities and in which it has invested more than 25 million Euros.

The symposium Creactiva 2, organised by the Fundación Canaria Empresa University of La Laguna, University of La Laguna and Cluster Tenerife of Touristic Innovation, with the sponsorship of Adeje City Hall, put special emphasis on boosting the use of innovative and creative initiatives in order to advance the renovation of Canarias' touristic model. To this end, large groups of specialists and professionals contributed their experience in different sectors.

Compañía Cervecera is one of the pioneer companies in the Canary Islands in the development of Corporative Social Responsibility actions, hoping to answer the demand that exists at the moment in some sectors of society. To that end, it has made an effort in boosting its innovative ability, both in offering services and products and incorporating new ways of working that have an effect in the improvement of living conditions of the environment and in the business profits.

In this respect, Luis Durango reviewed the main actions that Compañía Cervecera is undertaking regarding sustainable development, like measures to fight the irresponsible use of alcohol through self-regulation measures and campaigns to increase public awareness, as well as actions to extend its commitment to the partners providers, taking priority in the supplies in Canarias.

Other measures developed are focused on the development of its team of people through the improvement of their training and the revision of social benefits. 

To reduce environmental impact, initiatives were directed to recycle the totality of organic waste with the reuse of the bags for animal feeding and agricultural compost. Actions directed to reduce the use of natural resources such as water, fuel and electricity complete the group of initiatives developed in this field.

On the other hand, Compañía Cervecera has started a policy directed to promote the recycling and reusing of containers and packaging materials.
 

Apart from these actions, we have to mention the collaboration with institutions that work to improve the quality of life of the people of Canarias, among which there are more than 30 NGO's, as well as the support to programs of interest for sustainable development of the Islands, funding research, and cultural and sporting sponsorships.

About Compañía Cervecera de Canarias

Compañía Cervecera is one of the main national breweries and one of the main engines in the economical and social development in Canarias. It boosts the creation of almost 900 direct jobs and almost 7,000 indirect and induced jobs. It is shareholder of several companies in Canarias and it gives priority to local supplies in order to carry out their production. The company, which is part of the international group SABMiller, has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its shareholders, which are approximately 30% of the total and are represented with two members on the Board of Directors.

Compañía Cervecera produces its own brand of beers, Dorada y Tropical, and under license Carlsberg. It distributes international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. It also has other beverages such as natural drinks Appletiser y Peartiser, the energetic Red Bull, and the premium juices Granini.

This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on http://sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.

Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [14/07/2011].

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