Continuous improvement in water efficiency
Since 2003, our operations in Slovakia have reduced consumption by 10% to 4.67 hectolitres of water per hectolitre of beer produced, comparing favourably to the industry average.
During this time, at our brewhouse in Saris we have replaced our lauter tun, wort kettle and heat recuperation system to reduce water use. We have also installed a more efficient bottle washer and now use the same water to clean the inside and then the outside of our kegs, so reducing water and chemical use.
Improvements in efficiency are not just about investing in new technology and improving our processes. We are also working hard to make sure all our employees are aware of why we are looking to reduce our consumption and the part they can play.