The key aim of this project was to process returned beer into environmentally sustainable products. We committed to taking back unsold, out-of-date kegs of beer from our customers: more than 28 million pints of beer from Ireland and around the world.
"As a privately-owned brewery we feel personally obliged to uphold certain values. Environmental sustainability and quality-consciousness play a decisive role here. Our annual Sustainability Report is compiled according to GRI standards, and documents our priorities, achievements and goals."
In 2018 and 2019, our beer brands Grolsch and Kornuit launched a pilot with both circular cups and circular trays at festivals, offering festival organizers a full-service package that includes delivery, logistics, cleaning and storage.
In 2018, Mahou San Miguel was a pioneer in launching ecological sunshades with nanotechnology that contribute to purify the air by eliminating harmful substances. In 2021, the Spanish brewer will introduce sustainable sunshades in six key international markets.
An existing collaboration between Koninklijke Grolsch and Landschap Overijssel has led to a special project: the planting of the Future-proof Kornuitbos forest. This forest contains various tree species that are able to cope with the changing climate.
How can we achieve more production sustainability and higher yield, with more compact and energy-saving plants? To accomplish these goals, GEA takes a holistic view of the processes from malt intake to bottling
AB InBev has revealed a new bottle design that reduces the weight of its standard longneck beer bottle from 180g to 150g, cutting CO2 emissions by 17% per bottle.
Mahou San Miguel has reduced its CO2 emissions and natural gas consumption by 60% at its Burgos Production Center by recovering energy from the production process of Verallia, a glass manufacturer located next to the brewer’s facilities.
A solar process heating system delivered by rooftop flat-plate collectors combined with a heat storage system puts an end to the use of the fossil fuel gas-heated steam and helped reduced energy cost in The Hütt-Brauerei Bettenhäuser GmbH & Co KG.
Estrella Damm is the first Spanish beer brand to eliminate plastic rings and printed plastic shrink wrap from its packaging. The packs of beer cans are now packaged using 100% biodegradable cardboard from sustainably managed forests.
Royal Grolsch is one step closer to its goal of being CO2 neutral by 2025. Despite the pandemic, the Dutch Enschede-based brewer achieved good results in the field of sustainability and corporate responsibility in 2020.
The Pilsner Urquell packaging has been refreshed: the plastic labels and aluminum foil have been replaced with 100% recyclable paper labels.
Recently AB InBev's "Corona" brand made headlines for being the first global beverage brand to roll-out six-pack cartons made using barley straw. To find out what it took to reimagine a barley ‘leftover’ into an industry first, AB InBev caught up with Keenan Thompson, Global Director of...
Rothaus Brewery has been using sustainable energy production based on wood chips for several years. To further reduce the consumption of resources, Rothaus Brewery has installed a solar collectors, measuring approximately 1,000 m², in 2018.
AB InBev and supermarket group Colruyt join forces: Green hydrogen as a promising solution for heavy transport
AB InBev and Colruyt are collaborating to demonstrate the use of alternative fuels on a large scale to the transport and logistics sectors. On their way to zero-emission transport, the two companies want to build further on the hydrogen economy for heavy transport in Belgium.
AB InBev provides tools, resources and technology that empower farmers to improve their yields, livelihoods and sustainability. As part of their 2025 Sustainability Goals, AB InBev is committed to skill, connect and financially empower 100% of their direct farmers by 2025.
Royal Grolsch has launched a digital platform for entrepreneurs within the Dutch hospitality sector: duurzamehoreca.nl. The online platform provides insights into their business and e-learnings and information about sustainability.
Schladminger beer has been brewed with 100% green energy since mid-2019. A new energy concept was developed for sustainable production, which requires cooperation with the local district heating network on the one hand and an independent pellet heating system on the other.
Alken-Maes will further reduce its environmental footprint through sourcing locally grown hops and barley, and by adding two wind turbines to sit alongside 6,000 solar panels on its brewery roof.
Over the past few years, Empresa de Cervejas da Madeira (The Madeira Beer Company) has invested in ensuring environmentally sustainable processes across the production chain. Transitioning to solar energy is their latest project.
Athenian Brewery in Greece will support the EU-funded AccelWater project with its expertise, facilities and qualified personnel in the development and implementation of sustainable strategies to reduce water and energy consumption through an integrated approach.
Collecting and recycling aluminum cans and plastic cups at music festivals
Water for Hops project aims at finding solutions to secure enough water for future hop production in Saaz region in the Czech Republic.
An ongoing project aims to replace the refrigeration compressors, as the energy consumption of our currently used technology is high.
In preparation of the reopening of the HORECA in the Benelux & France, Dolium have prepared its keg collection program, developed local dismantling, and realized solutions for 100% reuse of the materials together with recycling partners. All at no cost for customers.
From barley to bar: AB InBev trials blockchain with farmers to bring supply chain transparency all the way to beer drinkers
AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer, has launched a new pilot in Europe that will use blockchain technology to give full transparency and traceability in its supply chain of barley, from consumer back to the farm.
From barley to bar: AB InBev trials blockchain with farmers to bring supply chain transparency all the way to beer drinkers
AB InBev has launched a new pilot in Europe that will use blockchain technology to give full transparency and traceability in its supply chain of barley, from consumer back to the farm.
The innovative OxySteam process can reduce losses from boilers by up to 95%
AB InBev and BayWa r.e. announce biggest ever Pan-European corporate solar power deal to brew Budweiser with 100% renewable electricity
AB InBev beers, including Budweiser will soon be brewed with renewable electricity throughout Europe as AB InBev inks a deal with global renewable energy developer, BayWa r.e., to purchase 100% renewable electricity for its European brewing operations.
32 startups get the opportunity to accelerate their business at AB InBev’s Global Innovation and Technology Center
On the 19th and 20th of February 2020, 32 startups had the opportunity to accelerate their business in collaboration with AB InBev, which opened the doors of its Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC).
GreenKayak is an environmental NGO that engages volunteers in the fight against environmental pollution while kayaking. We have proudly sponsored a fleets in three countries since 2018.
In 2020, Carlsberg Group purchased electric 26-tonne trucks from Renault Trucks to make important steps in the transformation of urban transport.
In 2020, Carlsberg Group put their commitment to safeguard shared water resources into action – bringing clean water at the turn of a tap to almost 20,000 people in Vietnam
Scientists at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory in Copenhagen are turning their attention to sustainable agriculture to reduce climate risks in the supply chain
Carlsberg Group is working with Desolenator to bring clean water to a town in West Bengal, protecting the resources we share.
Sinds the end of the 90's about 95% of our raw matherials are sources with 25 local farmers. In 2001 we re-introduced the cultivation of hops in The Netherlands. In 2020 we opend our new brewhouse; the most sustainable brewhouse of Europe.
AB InBev unveils Belgium’s very first electric delivery truck. The Volvo FL Electric Truck emits no CO2 and is low noise.
The Brussels Beer Project brewed the world's first beer from unsold bread in 2015, called Babylone. Now it has closed the loop, by brewing a beer from unsold fresh bread and making bread with spent grains from brewing. Over 10 tons of bread is recycled per year.
Iconic beer brands now plastic-ring free, eliminating 250 tonnes of plastic every year across from the canned beer range, including Budweiser, Bud Light and Stella Artois.
Since April 2020, HEINEKEN's Sol beer has been brewed using solar energy thanks to the installation of 9,212 solar panels in its brewery in Zoeterwoude. Consumers across 50 markets now have access to the sunshine beer, which marks an important step in its journey to reduce its carbon footprint.
Heineken's popular Hungarian brand, Soproni, has taken one step closer to Brewing A Better World, the company's sustainability strategy, with the local sourcing of ingredients at its core. Barley, sour cherry, elderflower and, as the latest addition, hops are now all locally sourced in Hungary.
“Refresh and reforest!" is one of the largest reforestation projects organized by a brewer in Romania, awakening beer lovers' desire to do good to the nature.
HEINEKEN is working with one of its fridge manufacturers in Mexico to collect more than 7,300 used fridges from the market. This means that 99.8% of the components of old fridges can now be reused, remanufactured or recycled.
Zero Emission Services B.V., a Dutch company, is introducing interchangeable battery containers to make inland shipping emission-free, HEINEKEN is their first client. The company has entered into a 10-year agreement, making great step towards climate-neutral logistics in the Netherlands.
The Slovenian Pivovarna Laško Union, part of the Heineken Group, committed to embrace a new sustainable packaging strategy.
In the last 5 years Bulgarian brewers have increasingly adopted sustainable brewing practices investing around 30 million EUR in innovative green solutions for improving the eco print of the brewing industry.
Brau Union’s second climate-neutral Schladming brewery in Austria, part of the Heineken group. The brewery is now entirely powered by renewable energy thanks to the installation of a new biomass boiler in June 2019. #BrewingABetterWorld
In the UK, Heineken is eliminating plastic from millions of cans as it rolls out innovative sustainable packaging across thousands of UK stores. Green Grip, the new 100% plastic-free cardboard topper for multi-pack cans is sustainably sourced, recyclable and compostable.
Use of surplus yeast in Marmite production
Since July this year, all Heineken beer for the Dutch market has been brewed using 100% green energy. Allowing the brand to take another step towards Heineken Netherlands’ mission to be fully circular by 2030. #WeAreHEINEKEN #BrewingABetterWorld
Zakgorka Brewery’s beer brand Ariana supported the building of the ‘green filter’ in the capital city of Sofia by planting 6286 trees.
New strategies for improving the sustainability of breweries: full waste recovery for aquaculture feed
Commitment of Belgian brewers on a further increase in the sustainability of their water use
The City of Leuven has been collecting 1 million litres of water since the beginning of June from the Stella Artois brewery
No more plastic, less CO2 emissions.
HEINEKEN Croatia has built a new pipeline, through which biogas is run from the purifier to the boiler room, where it is burned and used as thermal energy for production and heating.
New WWF tool will help Carlsberg build resilience through better understanding of water risk scenarios
Carlsberg Group will harness the WWF Water Risk Filter to generate water risk scenarios ((Optimistic, Current Trend and Pessimistic) for 2030 and 2050 in order to better understand future water risks and drive more effective corporate action on climate and water resilience.
Heineken Spain is the first Spanish brewer to produce all its beers and ciders exclusively with 100% renewable electricity.
Ciucaş, an Ursus brand, supports Foundation Conservation Carpathia in its effort to protect the forests in the Făgăraș Mountains, natural habitat for stags, deer and other wild animals.
Heineken has developed three water compensation projects from its Water Balancing program, which contribute to the recovery of natural ecosystems.