Ireland today published its 2018 Sustainability Report which saw the brewer achieve a 58% reduction in CO2 (carbon dioxide) production since 2008, far exceeding its own 20% target.
'This achievement underscores its 10 year commitment to be a sustainable and green brewer under its global sustainability strategy, Brewing a Better World', the group said in a statement.
The 'Brewing a Better World’ sustainability strategy focuses on six key areas linked to six of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, such as
- Drop the C’: reducing CO2 emissions; Every drop’ protecting water resources; Advocating responsible consumption; Sourcing sustainably; Growing with its communities and Promoting Health and Safety.
“Our Sustainability Report this year demonstrates that our global Brewing a Better World sustainability strategy is delivering really meaningful results in Ireland when it comes to our six key sustainability focus areas," Maarten Schuurman, managing director of Heineken Ireland said.
In 2018, as part of its sustainability plans, Heineken focused on cutting emissions produced by electricity at its 163 year-old Lady’s Well Brewery in the heart of Cork City.
"A focus on electricity – both on where we source it from and on what it powers for us – has been central to our recent sustainability success. All the electric power we use in the production of our beers and ciders now comes from Raheen wind farm," Barbara-Anne Richardson, Heineken Ireland’s CSR and Communications Manager, said.
"The new electric forklift trucks on site have delivered multiple benefits in carbon and noise reduction. Similarly, our new LED lighting system has made significant energy savings and has also delivered safety benefits in ensuring clear visibility in previously poorly-lit parts of the brewery.”
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