Through our materiality assessment process we identify the most important environmental issues to our business. In our 2014 Commercial Stakeholder Review water was again identified as a top material issue, see full details in Stakeholder Engagement.
Our approach to reducing Our Beer Print is laid out in our 2020 Sustainability Strategy. Launched in 2013, the Strategy integrates how we manage energy, GHG emissions, water and solid waste and sets out how we will meet our 2020 ambitions.
The cornerstone of the Strategy is a commitment to invest in waste water treatment and generate clean energy from this waste stream. The use of anaerobic digestion waste water treatment technology allows us to treat our waste water to a high quality and generate biogas that can be used to produce heat or electricity needed in our breweries. These investments will alleviate the impact of our operations on municipal water treatment resources, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and save GHG emissions.
We currently employ anaerobic digestion technology in 5 of our breweries in the UK, Central Europe and India. In 2014, $11.8M of capital investment has been allocated to 2 other projects to be completed this year. Further anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery projects are planned for 2015 and beyond.