LONDON, 18th March, 2014 – Today more than 25 employees from AB InBev’s Stag Brewery in Mortlake joined representatives of Thames21 in a clean-up on the banks of the River Thames.
The clean-up, organised by the brewery in recognition of World Water Day, is an annual effort to improve sections of the river for local residents, businesses and wildlife. Led by Stag Brewery’s Environment and Safety Manager, Rodger Parsons, and joined by Thames21, London’s leading waterways charity, the volunteers removed rubbish and debris from the riverbanks of Mortlake.
Chris I’Anson, Stag Brewery Manager, comments:
“As London’s biggest source of freshwater, the River Thames is a central part of the city and the Mortlake community, so we are delighted to be able to do our bit.
World Water Day is also a timely reminder of the importance of freshwater and its management for a sustainable future. Water is a vital natural resource and an essential part of the brewing process – from cleaning, cooling and steam production.
That’s why AB InBev is committed to using water as efficiently as we can.”
Integrating sustainability into every process, the brewery recycles more than 99% of its waste and has reduced its water usage by more than a third (36.4%) over the last five years, also cutting its CO2 emissions by 12% for the same period.
Verena Gielen, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Thames21 said:
“It is really encouraging to see businesses like AB InBev with its Stag Brewery caring for their local river. This is the third year they have organised the clean-up event and we are looking forward to carrying out future events together with them. Thames21 encourages all businesses to get involved and look after their local river, for example through our new project Thames River Watch which is about understanding the health of the Tidal Thames.”
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Thames21 in an environmental charity (registered number 1103997) which works with thousands of volunteers each year to improve London’s rivers, canals and ponds. The charity is the voice for London’s waterways, mobilizing over 12,000 volunteers every year to clean and green the capital’s 400 mile network of waterways. Thames21 aims to transform neglected and littered waterways into areas that everyone can use and enjoy with innovative and tailored community approaches.
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