Energy & carbon
A holistic approach to energy and carbon management
We take a holistic approach to managing energy and carbon. Primarily, we seek to be energy efficient as we brew beer and operate our facilities.
We continually evaluate alternative and renewable sources of energy, which produce fewer emissions than fossil fuels and use them whenever we can. We also consider the carbon associated with our value chain, focusing particularly on packaging manufacture, transport and the refrigeration of our products.
Progress against 2012 targets
|Continue to reduce fossil fuel emissions per litre of lager as we work towards our target to be 50% more carbon-efficient by 2020 over a 2008 base||The carbon emissions per hectolitre of lager produced fell to 12.4 kgCO2e/hl, 10% less than the previous year|
Prepare our European operations for phase 3 of the European Emissions Trading Scheme
Allowances for phase 3 of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme calculated and submitted.
Ensure we are maximising emissions reduction opportunities as part of our capital plans by considering Clean Development Mechanism and other potential sources of carbon finance.
Support provided to current CDM projects in India, Latin America and South Africa.
- Pilot new energy efficient, LED illuminated fridges in the trade in South Africa
- Continue to reduce fossil fuel emissions per litre of lager as we work towards our target to be 50% more carbon-efficient by 2020 over a 2008 base
- Add three Clean Development Mechanism projects in India to reduce our carbon footprint and costs of production
Our position on energy and carbon: reducing our carbon and energy footprint