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Are you a brewer or a business operating in the beer value chain in Europe that has taken steps to integrate environmental sustainability in your operations? If so, we’d love to know more and to promote your efforts.

How the BeerTrim stops beer taps from leaking


Packaging,Circularity - Global - Global

The BeerTrim nozzle is a simple, waste-saving device designed to improve tap performance and bar efficiency. A patented gadget that retrofits onto any beer pipe or tap, BeerTrim uses laminar flow to ensure a smooth and stable flow of beer from the tap with minimal foaming and fobbing.

Diageo-owned Guinness found inventive ways to dispose of excess beer


Secondary Products,Circularity - Trans-national - Ireland

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 We committed to taking back unsold, out-of-date kegs of beer from our customers: more than 28 million pints of beer from Ireland and around the world.

Sustainable brewery in Salzburg, Austria


Energy - Regional - Austria

"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."

Sustainable festival tray: saving money and the environment


Packaging - National - Netherlands

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.

Mahou San Miguel is committed to sustainability in its strategy


Energy - National - Spain

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.

Royal Grolsch creates future-proof ‘Kornuit’ forest


- National - Netherlands

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.

AB InBev: Turning barley ‘leftovers’ into sustainable packaging


Packaging,Secondary Products - Global - Global

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...

Transition to solar energy by the Rothaus Brewery in Germany


Energy - Local - Germany

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.

The Schladming Brewery – a green brewery


- Local - Austria

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 goes for sustainability


Energy - Local - Belgium

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.

Athenian Brewery joins the H2020 funded AccelWater project

01/01/2021 - 31/12/2024

- Local - Greece

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.

Water for Hops


Water efficiency - - Czech Republic

Water for Hops project aims at finding solutions to secure enough water for future hop production in Saaz region in the Czech Republic.

Dolium one way kegs are 100% recyclable and circular


Packaging,Circularity - Global - EU

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.

First heavy duty electric trucks


Transport,Energy - European - Others

In 2020, Carlsberg Group purchased electric 26-tonne trucks from Renault Trucks to make important steps in the transformation of urban transport.

Improving water quality and access in Vietnam


Water efficiency - Global - Others

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

Local recoursing & most Sustainable brewhouse of Europe


- European - Netherlands

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.

Heineken’s Sol now brewed with solar energy


Energy - Global - Global

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.

Circular fridges to zero waste at HEINEKEN Mexico


Circularity - National - Others

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.

HEINEKEN pioneers zero-emission shipping in the Netherlands


Transport - National - Netherlands

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 Sustainable Story of the Bulgarian Brewing industry


Energy,Water efficiency,Circularity - National - Bulgaria

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.

Climate neutral brewery in Austria


Energy - Regional - Austria

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

Removing plastic from Heineken UK multi-pack cans


Packaging - National - United Kingdom

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.

Heineken brewed 100% green for the Dutch market


Energy - National - Netherlands

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

Building the New Forest of Sofia


Energy - Regional - Bulgaria

Zakgorka Brewery’s beer brand Ariana supported the building of the ‘green filter’ in the capital city of Sofia by planting 6286 trees.

Biogas – our new renewable energy source


Energy - Local - Croatia

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.