Eco-tours of KP breweries (Translation)
4 May 2010
Since April 2010 Kompania Piwowarska's breweries in Poznań and Tychy have been organizing special eco-tours. The aim of the eco-tours is to present the green side of the breweries and show our visitors the effects of KP's pro-environmental activities.
Ecological brewing is a fact. Both KP's breweries prove that during their theme eco-tours. Kompania Piwowarska SA was first exposed to such tours during the December 2008 COP14 climate conference.
"Our guests, outstanding specialists, have rated high the effects of pro-environmental actions and investments. Those effects are clearly visible in numbers: the percent of recycled waste reaches 100, the amount of water necessary to brew 1 litre of beer is about 3.1-3.5 litres, which places us among the world leaders (world average is over 5 litres)" - said Klaudyna Gruszecka, Environment Protection Manager at Kompania Piwowarska. - "There are many numbers, as we have been increasing the number of ecological solutions at Kompania Piwowarska over the last few years. The eco-tour should interest not only the environment protection specialists and experts, but anyone concerned about nature."
Sustainable development at KP
Sustainable development guidelines that Kompania Piwowarska has been following in their pro-environmental activities bind all SABMiller breweries across the world. 4 ecological priorities are listed:
- Reducing water use
- Reducing energy use and CO2 emissions
- Recovery and recycling of packaging waste
- Responsible waste management
Sustainable development relies on a notion that business operations should take into consideration social, environmental and economical challenges to meet the needs not only in the present, but also for future generations.
"We want to promote ecology, because we are a company that cares about the environment. We are ISO 14001 certified, which means we adhere to all world standards in regards to protecting the environment. Kompania Piwowarska (including the brewery in Poznań) is the first brewery in Poland which received Clean Manufacturing certification, and first in the industry to publish an Environmental Report". - said Katarzyna Wilczewska, Public Affairs Manager at Kompania Piwowarska.
Kompania Piwowarska - leader of the Polish beer industry
Kompania Piwowarska is the largest brewer in Poland. Hundreds of years of experience in brewing, state-of-the-art technology and rigorous adherence to the world class manufacturing principles guarantee the highest quality of beer. The company's brand portfolio includes, among others: Tyskie (Poles' favourite beer), Żubr (second highest selling brand in Poland), Lech, Dębowe Mocne, Redd's, Wojak, as well as international premium brands: Pilsner Urquell, Miller Genuine Draft and Peroni Nastro Azzurro. Kompania Piwowarska was established in 1999 after the merging of Tyskie Browary Książęce and Lech Browary Wielkopolski. In 2003, Kompania was joined by Browar Dojlidy, Białystok, and in 2008 by the brewery in Kielce. In fiscal year ended on March 31, 2009 KP sales volume has reached 15.1 mill hectolitres.
SABMiller - one of the largest brewers in the world
Kompania Piwowarska is part of SABMiller plc., one of the largest brewers in the world. The group manufactures or distributes beer across six continents, and its global portfolio includes international premium beer such as: Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell as well as leading local brands such as: Aquila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow or Tyskie. SABMiller is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers outside the USA. In fiscal year ended on March 31, 2009 SABMiller has reported $25.3 billion in revenue, and $3.4 billion in adjusted pre-tax profit. SABMiller plc. is listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges.
Public Affairs Manager
KOMPANIA PIWOWARSKA SA
Tel.: +48 61 667 77 65
Mobile: +48 601 887 966
Tyskie Browarium Coordinator
KOMPANIA PIWOWARSKA SA
Tel: +48 32 327 84 36
Mobile: +48 695 641 465
LECH Tour Centre Coordinator
KOMPANIA PIWOWARSKA SA
Tel: +48 61 667 74 70
Mobile: +48 695 695 593
This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been translated from its local market language to English language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have attempted to provide an accurate translation of the original material but due to the difficulties of translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local market on [04/05/2010].