Brewer AB InBev has surpassed its three-year global environmental goals on the use of water, energy, carbon emissions and recycling, the company has announced. The targets covered the period 2009-12.

The company reduced water consumption to 3.5 hectolitres per hectolitre of production; cut energy use per hectolitre in breweries and soft drink facilities worldwide by 12%, beating the target of 10%; cut carbon emissions by 15.7%, surpassing the original three-year target of 10%; and increased its recycling rate to 99.2% for solid waste and by-products, exceeding the 99% target.

The company claimed the targets were achieved through a combination of operational changes, technological solutions, partnerships and a sustainability focused mindset.

“I’m delighted to see the results of the hard work that the teams at our UK breweries have put in over the past three years. Protecting and promoting the environment is a fundamental part of our dream to be the ‘Best Beer Company in a Better World’,” said AB InBev’s UK and Ireland president Inge Plochaet. 

AB InBev will announce a new set of global environmental goals later this year.