SAB Miller's footprinting study
Based on the 5Rs (pRotect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Redistribute), SAB Miller takes account of water-related risks throughout the value chain. In 2009 the company conducted a water footprint case study analysis for two operation sites in South Africa and Hungary, obtaining information regarding the supply chain’s water consumption, the effects of resource consumption in the agricultural supply chain in the different geographic regions and the cost of water to the value chain. This study has led SAB Miller to further action and partnerships on water-use efficiency, wastewater treatment and risk reduction to the business. It also works collaboratively with some of the communities in which it operates to protect the watersheds that the company shares with local communities and on which they depend.