Climate change affects our lives no matter where we are on the planet. As a responsible company with a commitment to zero carbon footprint in the coming years, we have already taken important steps in this direction.
The reduction of our environmental footprint is an important effort that concerns every step we take. By investing in the continuous modernization of our facilities and technological equipment, as well as in the optimization of our processes, in the whole range of our operation, we have already achieved significant results, while at the same time we have re-evaluated every stage of our supply chain, reshaping our processes, from production to the final delivery of our products.
The entire production process in our two proprietary production plants, at Sindos in Thessaloniki and Ritsona in Evia, is in line with environmentally friendly mechanisms, while adhering to the strictest standards of quality control and product safety is always a priority for our company. From insulation to lighting and bottling processes, we implemented dozens of improvements, saving significant amounts of energy, thus, we began collecting the carbon dioxide produced during the beer fermentation process, which is reused for production and bottling needs. At the same time, we implemented numerous initiatives contained in the Carlsberg Operational Manual related to means of operation (water and energy supply, etc.), brewing and processing (B&P), as well as packaging, while both our breweries have been certified for the development of an environmental management system in accordance with international standards ISO14001:2015. Our fridges and draught beer coolers have been included in our modernization program, as they have already started to be replaced by new ones that allow minimal energy consumption which can be reduced further through the respective functional elements of the fridge or cooler.
Our waste management and recycling systems are also particularly effective. At Olympic Brewery we annually recycle significant quantities of materials coming from our production plants, like glass, metals and iron, paper, plastic, and wood.
Based on our ESG program (TTZAB), we have raised our ambition level by maintaining our targets towards 2030 and introducing a new 2040 target.
We are targeting to ZERO carbon emissions at our breweries and a 30% reduction of our beer-in-hand footprint by 2030. In addition to this, we will go Beyond by working towards a new target to achieve net ZERO carbon emissions across our entire value chain by 2040.
To achieve our ambition and targets on carbon, we will take concrete action across our value chain, and leverage carbon reductions from our new targets and activities within agriculture and packaging.
Decarbonizing our thermal energy usage, through converting our boilers from using natural gas to using renewable thermal fuels or electrification
Ensuring that any additional renewable electricity we consume comes from on-site renewable electricity generation or is procured through Power Purchase Agreements
Ensuring our agricultural raw materials are cultivated using regenerative agricultural practices, which improve the ability of soils to capture and store carbon neutrally
Ensuring our packaging systems are fully circular and their production is decarbonized
Ensuring our short-distance transport vehicles are electrified while our long-distance vehicles are powered by renewable fuels
Ensuring our cooling equipment is increasingly efficient and powered by renewable electricity
Water is an extremely valuable natural resource and an essential key ingredient in our products, while other key ingredients, such as grain and hops, need it to grow. Therefore, its conservation is a great responsibility as well as a necessity for us.
Our products bring people closer and are strongly related to moments of joy and relaxation. However, irresponsible drinking -such as underage drinking or drink and drive- remains a global problem.
The Health & Safety of our people is a key and unwavering priority, and we want to ensure that they all go home safe every day.