Bud Light NEXT Celebrates Climate Neutral Certification Ahead of Earth Day 2022
NEW YORK, NY – April 14, 2022 – Today, as Earth Day 2022 approaches, Bud Light NEXT is proud to announce it has completed the process to become Climate Neutral Certified. By measuring and offsetting last year’s carbon emissions and implementing reduction plans for future emissions, Bud Light NEXT has met the independent certification standard from Climate Neutral, a nonprofit organization working with brands and consumers to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. The new designation comes just two months after hitting store shelves as Anheuser-Busch’s first-ever zero carb beer.
Climate Neutral’s certification builds on internationally recognized standards for carbon measurement, neutrality, and reduction. When Climate Neutral certifies a brand such as Bud Light NEXT, it means the brand has chosen to be accountable for the greenhouse gas emissions generated in the production and operations of their goods or services. To showcase its commitment, Bud Light NEXT will proudly feature the Climate Neutral certification on its packaging beginning in June.
“When we launched Bud Light NEXT, we wanted to bring a beer to market that was all about breaking barriers, just like the consumers it was brewed for,” said Andy Goeler, Vice President of Marketing, Bud Light. “We have a huge opportunity with Bud Light NEXT to take bold action that creates a better future for our consumers and the next generations to come, and our Climate Neutral certification is a big step in that journey for us.”
In honor of this milestone, Bud Light will also be working with its leading esports partner – League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) – to offset 100% of the electricity used during the LCS Spring Finals in Houston, TX at NRG Stadium taking place April 23-24 with clean, renewable sources from wind power.
Today’s announcement for Bud Light NEXT builds on recent actions that Bud Light has taken to protect the environment and encourage consumers and partners to do the same.
· During the 2021 NFL Season, Bud Light was the first major beer brand to join the How2Recycle® labeling program to educate and inspire consumers to recycle their beer bottles, cans and packaging.
· Ahead of Super Bowl 56, Bud Light NEXT teamed up with innovative fleet partners Nikola Corporation and BYD Motors to conduct a zero-emissions beer delivery of Bud Light NEXT.
“We’re excited that Bud Light NEXT is joining our movement, as one of hundreds of brands that have earned the Climate Neutral Certified designation,” said Austin Whitman, CEO of Climate Neutral. “Brewers such as Anheuser-Busch, alongside their brands like Bud Light NEXT, have a tremendous reach with their operations and their consumers. Their involvement is a proof point that climate change is now an issue of widespread importance. And their actions show that we all have ways to respond immediately and visibly to it by avoiding, removing, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
With this milestone, Bud Light NEXT is not only Anheuser-Busch’s first-ever zero carb beer but is also positioned to become the company’s first net zero carbon footprint beer. Bud Light NEXT is just one part of the company’s larger ambition to achieve net zero by 2040 through industry-leading sustainability initiatives.
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About Bud Light
The Bud Light brand name represents a family of products including Bud Light, Bud Light Seltzer, Bud Light NEXT Bud Light Peels, Bud Light Chelada, Bud Light Platinum and Bud Light Platinum Seltzer. At the forefront of innovation, Bud Light continues to expand its product portfolio, offering a wide range of products brewed to meet the ever-changing preferences of consumers everywhere. Since 1982, Bud Light has delivered the best-selling premium light lager in America that is consistently brewed with a fresh, clean finish. For more information about Bud Light and our full family of products, visit www.BudLight.com.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.