8:30am - 10:00am
Monday, October 28, 2019
Hear about the sustainability efforts of the leading US brewer
Vice President of Sustainability Procurement
About Our Keynote Speaker
Angie Slaughter is vice president of sustainability procurement at Anheuser-Busch. As vice president, she is responsible for working cross-functionally to lead the company’s sustainability goals for the North America Zone operations. Her responsibilities have included developing strategies for renewables, sustainable agriculture, water stewardship, and sustainable packaging. Previously, Slaughter held various roles in procurement including work with agricultural commodities, raw materials for vertical operations, and utility, water, and wastewater contracts for the company. She started in Brewing Engineering with the company in 1997 and is a licensed professional engineer with the State of Missouri.
Paper360° Talks with Angie Slaughter about Sustainability
This article is from the forthcoming July/August issue of Paper360°.
Paper360°: Your 2025 Sustainability Goals include a goal that 100 percent of packaging materials be either returnable or comprised of 50 percent or more of recycled materials. What has been the biggest challenge for Anheuser-Busch in this area? How can paper and packaging manufacturers help you meet these challenges?
Slaughter: While aluminum is infinitely recyclable, the biggest challenge has been with glass. An aluminum container can be melted down and re-used over and over again offering hope of true, 100 percent “sustainability” in the beer/beverage container lifecycle. However, non-aluminum beverage containers rely on all or some percentage of single generation raw materials use and we are constantly looking for new solutions.
We understand that some of the most innovative sustainability ideas come from our supply partners, including those in paper and packaging. We are committed to working together to bring packaging solutions to market and to reducing carbon emissions throughout our supply chain. Our goal is to work directly with our suppliers to collectively reduce our environmental footprint across our value chain by 25 percent by 2025.