In the next ten years, we will raise the bar to reach carbon neutrality, maximize circularity and continue making efforts to preserve water sources. Today, climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity and to business as well. Carbon dioxide emissions and the human-caused greenhouse gases have long been identified as the main "culprits". That is why we continuously work to reduce our carbon footprint, and we want to achieve complete carbon neutrality in the production by 2030, and in the rest of the value chain by 2040. At HEINEKEN Hrvatska we reduced CO2 emissions by more than 50% compared to 2008, primarily due to intensive use of energy from renewable sources.
As part of the global goals by 2030, we will reduce the average water consumption to 2.6 hectolitres per one hectolitre of beer, and our brewery in Croatia currently uses over 40% less water than it did ten years ago. Also, in the global strategy treatment of wastewater is planned for 2023, and we are already doing it here in Croatia, in Karlovac.