The HEINEKEN Company joined forces with Philips, Signify, and Nouryon to sign a green energy deal providing additional renewable electricity for Europe. Through this first-of-its kind consortium, the development of 35 wind turbines in Finland is supported, which are to be completed in 2023. The Company is also committing to contracting 330 GWh of renewable electricity each year for the first 10 years. It is enough to power 40,000 households annually.
As part of the global CO₂ reduction programme – Drop the C – the HEINEKEN Company wants to significantly reduce emissions across its value chain and support the UN Paris Agreement and the EU’s Green Deal objectives. Furthermore, the Company is committed to reaching the goal of using 70% renewable energy in the beer production by 2030. This deal is another step towards our ambition and will cover 60% of the electricity requirement of 13 of our European OpCos, including the brewery in Karlovac.
HEINEKEN Hrvatska has actually been using energy from renewable sources extensively for several years. We first started using ZelEn green electricity in 2017. A year later, we installed 1,380 solar panels on the roof of our green warehouse, which also reduces CO2 emissions by more than 118 tons during the annual production of 395,000 kWh of electricity. The recent introduction of LED lighting in production facilities and the use of biogas for production and heating have led to additional savings and a carbon footprint reduction of almost 60% in the last ten years.