Here’s a thought the next time you pop the top on a bottle of Grolsch…
The Grolsch brewery in Enschede, the Netherlands, which produces Grolsch Premium Pilsner, has – as of 1 January 2020 - moved to using entirely green electricity generated by European windmills.
It’s an amazing milestone, which has seen its CO2 footprint halve.
CO2 emissions have reduced by 46% or 6,700 tons per year. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of 3,000 households.
There’s still more to do though of course and Grolsch’s aim is have a completely CO2-neutral brewery by 2025, that uses only sustainably-generated energy.
Susan Ladrak, Manager Engineering at the brewery said: “Based on our ambition to have a completely CO2-neutral brewery by 2025, I am incredibly proud that we can now take a big step forward by switching to 100% green electricity. This means we are reducing CO2 emissions by 6,700 tons of CO2 per year. At the same time, we are making great progress on the next steps, including replacing natural gas with more sustainable alternatives. This involves working closely with various partners in the region. We feel it is our responsibility to contribute to a better, greener and more circular world.”
More information about the Grolsch sustainability policy and the results achieved in recent years can be found at www.koninklijkegrolsch.nl.