Inbev Web Pages 2007
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Having based its 2006 Corporate Citizenship Report on the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, Inbev has met many of the criteria of our Pacific Sustainability Index. It scored especially well in the area of environmental reporting. However, the report did not entirely adhere to the GRI guidelines, and as a result is weak in the areas of specific environmental intent, and human rights and other social factors, giving the impression of a lack of concern for the fair treatment of the company’s employees. Inbev’s short and limited Code of Business Conduct and Code of Dealing fail to compensate for the gaps in the Citizenship Report. Rather than specifying the company’s exact expectations from and for its workers, the Code of Conduct merely charges employees to apply with all laws, stating that the Code’s “precepts should be self-evident to anyone with an understanding of right and wrong….” While Inbev is making great strides toward sustainability and is clearly conscious of the need for transparency in corporations, it could afford to be more specific about some of its own positions and principles, especially regarding its workers. Analyzed by Elise Novak, and posted to the web on 1/22/2007.
InBev NV/SA knows a good beer is timeless. With origins that date back to 1366 it has a collection of more than 200 global beers brands. The company outranks all others as the world's largest brewer by volume thanks to an ambitious merger in 2004 with the world's #5 brewer, Brazil's Companhia de Bebidas das Américas (AmBev). InBev operates facilities in more than 30 countries, producing lagers, premium beers, and specialty brews that are sold in 140 countries. InBev's flagship brands include Beck's Brahma, Leffe, Skol, and Stella Artois. Source: www.hoovers.com
The letter grades reported below are based on all reports irrespective of year of the same sector in the database and may be slightly different from the grades in the individual sector reports, which are based on scores of companies in just that report.
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