Energy savings from Anheuser-Busch's US aluminium can recycling operations last year are said to have made considerable powering savings.
The company claims that the power savings were actually enough to supply electricity to more than 370,000 homes for one year. This achievement, as well as others in environmental, health and safety areas, is detailed in Anheuser-Busch's 2002 Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) report, released yesterday.
The EHS report, available on the company website, describes Anheuser-Busch's progress in promoting environmental, health, and safety performance for its brewing, packaging, entertainment, and brewing-related operations.
"As has been our goal for years, Anheuser-Busch seeks to continually implement comprehensive improvements that conserve resources, reduce waste and promote recycling," said John Stier, director of environmental affairs. "This year's report shows that we're making progress in these important areas."
The company says that it has pursued its environmental policies through the education and training of its employees, honing the design of its cans to make them more material efficient and improving safety standards in all its operations.
The company says it remains committed to producing the highest quality products in environmentally responsible ways. Such efforts earned it special recognition last year when The National Recycling Coalition honoured the company with its Recycling Works recognition award.
"We have built a well-deserved reputation of quality in everything we do," said Dave Costello, director of corporate safety, health and risk management. "All of our employees know this especially holds true in the workplace, where we make safety a top priority. This year's report shows we have made steady progress in improving safety performance in our operations. We're committed to continuing to build on our solid safety track record."
Anheuser-Busch Companies is based in St. Louis, Michigan, and its subsidiaries include the world's largest brewing organisation and one of the largest US manufacturers of aluminium beverage containers.