Anheuser-Busch Rated Top on the Environment in the 2000 Edition of Shopping for a Better World. The three largest brewers in the United States in 2000 were Coors, Anheuser-Busch and Miller. Shopping for a Better World in 2000 gave Coors a C for its environmental programs, an A to Anheurser-Busch and a D to Miller. Disclosure, Environment, Gender, Minorities, Charity, Workplace, Family Adolph Coors (now Molson Coors) ACBANRAC Anheuser-BuschAACBABC Miller/Philip Morris (now SAB Miller)CD BBC?? What’s changed since 2000? Two of the companies were since acquired by overseas buyers. Coors was acquired by the Canadian firm Molson. Miller was sold by Philip Morris/Altria to South African Breweries, based in London. SAB Miller and Molson Coors have an agreement to market jointly in the United States.
Calvert’s Website Rates Anheuser-Busch Highly on Green Screens. Calvert’s ratings of the largest 100 U.S. companies (originally published in 2006 and apparently updated in 2007, accessed March 15, 2008) gives Anheuser-Busch a 4/5 rating in every category - including the environment - except human rights (labor relations being a key part of this category). The company receives an overall rating of No* because it is “involved” in making alcoholic beverages. Of Calvert’s six "picks" from the top 100, four were in the computers field (Applied Materials, Intel, Dell, Microsoft) and two were in consumer products (Colgate-Palmolive, Procter&Gamble). The Corporate Citizen Top 100 List Excludes Breweries.Business Ethics dropped Anheuser-Busch in 2001 when theratings from Kinder Lydenberg Domini were first used. KLD has a social compliance matrix that excludes manufacturers of alcoholic beverages. CRO Magazine switched for its 2008 list from KLD to a new firm, IW Financial when it acquired the list from Business Ethics magazine – but alcohol and tobacco companies remain off the list.
3/17/08 (HuffPo) Hops and Fears on St. Pat's Day.Rating the Beer Industry: The greenest beer. Hops are scarce and their price has been rising. Barley too. But you can't make beer without them. So be afraid of a beer drought at some small breweries. These fears are no joke says Alonovo. It's enough to remind you of Prohibition, the end of which was 75 years ago. From April to December 1933, the only legal U.S. alcohol was beer. For St. Patrick's Day, 2008, the question is: Which beer is greenest? Of the biggest three U.S. brewers, which has the greenest production? I think it's Anheuser-Busch. More: John Tepper Marlin, Huffington Post, Hops and Fears on St. Pat's Day. See also Beer Industry.
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