Supporting employees through change

Our employees play a crucial role in our success. We have created a People Plan to keep all employees informed about the proposed AB Inbev transaction.

The recommended acquisition of SABMiller by AB InBev has caused some uncertainty among employees. We have created a People Plan to keep all employees informed about the proposed transaction, and how they might be affected. The plan is designed to treat and remunerate our people fairly, keep hold of our best talent, and support our teams through the potential changes. It also aims to ensure that our business keeps producing results while making a smooth transition to a new company where our people can continue to develop their careers.

We have kept our people informed through town-hall meetings, functional meetings, individual meetings with managers, and regular communications. Employees have had their say through focus groups and surveys conducted worldwide. Most of those participating have said that, despite the potential changes, they feel empowered to make decisions, understood their goals, feel positive about their line managers, and are learning useful skills for their careers.

Leadership skills become more critical than ever during periods of change. To support leaders during the period, we developed a toolkit to provide further support and resources that address some of the most common leadership challenges during transition. This includes a combination of quick, easy to access resources such as top tips, along with short articles and videos to help leaders with leading their teams in a period of uncertainty.