Ambitious goal

Unlike many other countries in the world, the Netherlands does not face a long-term water shortage. But that is no reason to waste water! Grolsch has decided to further reduce its use of water, with an ambitious target! Our water goals are ambitious. Since 2005 we have achieved water reduction of 33%. In 2020 our ambitions is to achieve a reduction of 36% compared to 2005. 




Our activities

At Grolsch we are currently undertaking a variety of initiatives and activities to reduce water consumption:


  • Biological water purification removes 80% to 85% of pollution from waste water. 
  • The biogas released from water purification covers 15% of our gas needs;
  • Water conservation projects related to use of rinsing machines, crate washers and tunnel pasteurisers.
  • An annual benchmark assessing water use by companies has placed us in the top 30% of firms; 
  • Encouraging employees to make careful use of water.