Anheuser-Busch's Sustainability Challenge: 20 Million Empty Miles
“Transportation is key to our long-term 2025 sustainability goal of reducing carbon emissions throughout our entire value chain by 25%,” Slaughter explained. “Transportation is 9% of that. In addition to our consideration of alternative fuels — we’re working with Nikola and Tesla to make our entire dedicated fleet zero emission — we are also looking first at optimization, reducing emissions through picking the right mode of transport in the first place, and ensuring that all backhauls are full.”
Filling Anheuser-Busch’s backhauls poses a challenge and a massive opportunity for efficiency gains and reduced environmental impact. Every year, Slaughter said, A-B has 20 million empty miles in its dedicated fleet that need to be filled with freight.