HRH The Prince of Wales Recognises Magor Brewery Employees for their Environmental Stewardship Back to news

22nd November 2011


Brewery invested over £3.5m into energy and water saving projects over past 3 years

The site has saved 154 Olympic swimming pools worth of water to date in 2011

22 November 2011 Magor, Gwent: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales yesterday visited Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev)’s Magor brewery where he recognised employees for their environmental stewardship and presented Cathy Tomlinson from Newport with a special award in recognition of her work to reduce energy consumption.

As part of AB InBev’s dream to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World, Magor brewery has adopted an ambitious energy reduction programme.  In the past three years, the brewery has invested over £3.5 million in new technology. This has enabled the brewery to cut CO2 emissions by 9.6% in 2011 and water consumption by 10% in 2011.

Improvements continue to be made and so far this year Magor brewery has saved almost 3.9 million hectoliters of water – enough to fill 154 Olympic size swimming pools.

Brewery Manager David Marshall said:

“We’re committed to investing in energy reduction programmes. But an equally important component of these results is the enthusiasm of our colleagues here at Magor, who have really embraced the energy reduction initiative. In particular, our twenty ‘Energy Guardians’ have taken a leadership role in driving change here at Magor.”

As part of his visit, The Prince of Wales also presented Cathy Tomlinson with a special award recognising her work as an Energy Guardian.

“It is such an honour to receive this award, and to be presented with it by The Prince of Wales is really a dream come true…

I’m really proud of what we have achieved as a team and want to thank all of my AB InBev colleagues, and the union, for their commitment to these important initiatives both here at the brewery, and in our community where even small changes can make a big difference.”

During his visit, The Prince of Wales met the Energy Guardians in the Brewhouse, saw how energy reduction methods have been implemented on the brewery’s bottle lines and met with groups of family members who work at the site. Before he completed his visit, His Royal Highness was invited to taste some freshly-poured Stella Artois to experience first-hand the great work AB InBev employees do on site.

David Marshall concluded:

“We were honoured to have His Royal Highness visit us. Our employees make an invaluable contribution to the business through their hard work and commitment. It was great to be able to showcase our brewery and its staff to The Prince of Wales and tell him more about the steps we’ve taken to reduce our environmental impact”.

The Prince of Wales was visiting the Magor brewery as part of his trip to Gwent and Monmouthshire.

Magor brewery employs 400 local people and bottles and packages some of the world’s leading beer brands including StellaArtois, Budweiser and Beck’s.  The brewery produces some two million bottles, 1.8 million cans and 13 thousand kegs of beer each day.



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