FOR THE GOOD OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Beer is more than just a beverage to us – it represents an important part of our living culture. As the largest brewing group in Austria, it is understood that we are bound by a responsibility to the environment.

From the field to the bottle and from the grain to the customer, we actively take measures to protect the environment. Our strategy: lower the consumption of energy and water, minimize CO2 emissions, reduce the consumption of raw materials and generate less waste. Every day, we are working to become better. We are setting environmental standards for the entire industry through relevant projects at all of our locations. We do this here in Austria as well as internationally as part of the HEINEKEN Family.

The elements of our approach are clearly defined: lower the consumption of energy and water, minimize CO2 emissions, reduce the consumption of raw materials and generate less waste. With the exception of our affiliate, the Villach Brewery, all of our breweries have been certified according to the environmental management system, ISO 14001:2009. We operate on a precautionary principle, in which we are constantly working on improving elements in social and environmental areas with regard to our business. Environmental management systems make it possible to systematically approach a broad spectrum of environmental topics in our company. Emerging requirements in environmental protection, such as the laws governing energy efficiency, for example, can be integrated into existing environmental management systems.

Every day, we are working to become better. We are setting environmental standards for the entire industry through relevant projects at all of our locations. We do this here in Austria as well as internationally as part of the HEINEKEN Family.

Environmental management – our principal focal point

– Sustainable sourcing
– Protecting water resources
– Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions

How much CO2 is released by in the production of our beer – our carbon footprint
What we look for in procurement.
Water is our most important raw material. We do everything we can to protect it.
How we save energy and reduce our CO2 emissions
Best Practice
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