Performance highlights 2016

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We are on track to halve our on-site greenhouse gas emissions per hectolitre of lager between 2008 and 2020. In the year ended 31 March 2016 fossil fuel emissions per hl of lager produced fell by 5.4% to 8.9 kgCO2e/hl1, with total CO2e emissions of 1.7 million tonnes (2015: 1.7 million tonnes), of which 0.8 million tonnes were generated from our direct use of fuels such as natural gas, coal and oil (scope one) and 0.9 million tonnes were generated indirectly from the production of electricity and steam we purchase (scope two). Energy savings have contributed the vast majority of on-site emissions reductions, often through operational improvements and changes to routines.

However, reducing emissions from our operations is just the first step. In 2014, we committed to reducing our total carbon footprint per hectolitre by 25% by 2020, from 2010 levels. Since 2010 we have reduced our value chain carbon footprint by 19% to 54.8 kgCO2e/hl. This includes a 21% reduction in packaging emissions, a 15% reduction in emissions from trade refrigeration, and a 38% reduction in our on-site emissions from manufacturing.

Information for the year ended 31 March 2016 has been subject to limited assurance by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. For further details of the assurance provided see the independent assurance report.