AB InBEV celebrates World Soil Day, reiterates commitment to sustainable agriculture

Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the world’s largest brewing corporations, celebrated this year’s World Soil Day with a renewed commitment to doing its part in creating healthier environments through sustainable agriculture and investing in soil health to help farmers around the world thrive.

The multinational brewery giant stated: “As a global brewer, we depend on high-quality agricultural crops from thriving communities to brew our beers. Soil health is important for many reasons: it helps farmers improve productivity, protects water resources, and mitigates the impact of climate change. We are investing in soil health to help our farmers from around the world thrive – from their productivity to their efficient use of natural resources. But we cannot do it on our own.”

This year’s edition of the World Soil Day event which was held virtually on the 4th of December was themed “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity” by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) campaign to encourage people around the world to engage in proactively improving soil health and to fight soil biodiversity loss.

“We have worked with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for many years as a global partner in water. Our work together has furthered green infrastructure initiatives, conservation and reforestation projects, habitat restoration efforts, and improved water infrastructure to achieve measurable impact at scale. In July 2020, we expanded our work with TNC and launched a partnership in agriculture,” the Company added.

The World Soil Day is celebrated yearly every 5th of December. In June 2013, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Conference, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5 December as the World Soil Day. Since then, the WSD has been celebrated worldwide.

The company also reiterated its promise of committing to healthier environments in a statement which reads in part: “On World Soil Day, we are committed to doing our part in creating healthier environments through sustainable agriculture. Together we can improve soil health and build thriving communities for the next 100 years and beyond.”

AB InBev has a portfolio of over 400 brands including Budweiser, Corona, Castle, Castle Lite, Bud Light, and more.


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