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