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Compañía Cervecera de Canarias Reinforces its Commitment after Reducing Energy Consumption by 7% since 2009

23 October 2012

The company’s environmental support is within its commitment with the sustainable development in which it has been working continuously

The company joins the celebration of the International Day of Energy Savings on Sunday 21st of October

Canary Islands, October 19th 2012.- Compañía Cervecera de Canarias has managed to reduce its energy consumption by 7%, in line with its policy of efficient management of resources - a course of action that has become one of the priorities for the company. The company will join the celebration of the International Day of Energy Savings this Sunday.

Compañía Cervecera is making a big effort to use energy efficiently in order to reduce its impact on the environment, as well as using cleaner energy sources. With all this, the company wants to achieve a dual goal; the achievement of economical and resource savings, and also, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to the creation of a more sustainable development.

The actions carried out by Compañía Cervecera de Canarias allowed them to reduce energy consumption by 4% last year, which currently stands at 130.54 Megajoules per hectolitre produced. Also, the constant implementation of these measures has allowed them to accumulate a reduction of around 7% in the last three years.

Another line of action in the efficient use of the energy is focused on the reduction of CO2 emissions. In this field, the data shows that last year there was a reduction of 6% in the use of fuel. The results gathered from the last three years are much more significant, as a reduction in emissions of 30% has been reached.

Compañía Cervecera believes that in order to keep up this progress and even improve on it, it’s necessary to keep advancing in the improvement of energy efficiency and it has taken on the challenge of reducing energy consumption to 100 Megajoules per hectolitre of beer produced in 2020.

In order to do so, the company has at its disposal a wide program of activities directed at minimising its impact on the environment. In this sense, it is developing a global approach to administering energy and emissions, and to do so they have taken into account the carbon print associated with the value chain. In this case, their actions are mainly focused on controlling aspects like bottle and packaging manufacture, transport and the refrigeration of products.

Other areas where the company is working to ensure the efficiency of its operations include the implementation of measuring systems, investment in new technologies and raising awareness among its workers about the responsible use of natural resources.

In this area, Compañía Cervecera is carrying out an evaluation in the way energy is being used and in the behaviours that should be introduced, as well as calculating the investment required for these implementations. Also, it continues to support the implementation of new goals that allow the company to keep improving in this area.

The new action plans in this case are focused on completing the analysis of consumption from individual facilities with the inclusion of new and more advanced registration systems.

The results obtained will allow the company to come up with new action plans to prioritise the implementation of measures that will have a bigger impact on the reduction of consumption.

About Compañía Cervecera de Canarias

Compañía Cervecera is one of the main national breweries and one of the main engines in the economical and social development in Canarias: it boosts the creation of 7,000 direct and indirect jobs; it is shareholder of several companies in Canarias; and it gives priority to local supplies in order to carry out their production. The company, that is part of the international group SABMiller, has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its shareholders, which are approximately 30% of the total and are represented with two members in the Board of Directors.

Compañía Cervecera produces its own brand of beer Dorada and Tropical, and under license Carlsberg; it distributes international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. Also, it has other beverages such as natural drinks Appletiser and the energetic Red Bull.

 

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 19th October 2012.

 

 

 

 

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