Reducing water consumption and ensuring its continued availability

 

Our ambition is to produce more beer with even less water. We always want to improve and strive to cut back the amount of water we use per hectolitre of beer. At the same time, we will continue to work towards guaranteeing the availability of high-quality water now and in the future.

 

Results 2018

 

In 2018, we needed 3.26 hectolitres of water to produce 1 hectolitre of beer, representing a 32% drop in water consumption compared to 2005. We used slightly more water in 2018 than in 2017, which is due to our more varied range of products, requiring more flushing. In view of these market developments, achieving our ambition of using 3.05 hectolitres of water per hectolitre of beer will be no easy task. Naturally, we will be doing everything we can in 2019 to make progress and cut back how much water we use.

 

 

OBJECTIVES 2019

In the coming year, we want to continue to reduce our water consumption per hectolitre of beer by means of several projects, including:

  • Continued improvement in filling line efficiency
  • Cooling installation optimisation
  • Increasing filtration efficiency in Brewing
  • Continued optimisation of the flushing machines
  • Regular consultation with stakeholders about water

 

Activities

Get basics right packaging

Get basics right packaging

Water risk assessment

Water risk assessment

Continued improvement of filling line efficiency

Continued improvement of filling line efficiency