(BELGIUM)

Global beer giant AB InBev has pledged to source 100% of its purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

A company which generated $45.5 billion in 2016, the move will make it the “largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector globally”, according to AB InBev. It will also reduce the company’s operational carbon footprint by 30%.

“Climate change has profound implications for our company and for the communities where we live and work,” said AB InBev CEO Carlos Brito. “Cutting back on fossil fuels is good for the environment and good for business, and we are committed to helping drive positive change. We have the opportunity to play a leading role in the battle against climate change by purchasing energy in a more sustainable way.”

AB InBev has also joined RE100 a global initiative of the world’s most influential organisations which backs a shift to 100% renewable energy.