We pursue to be a true friend of nature with ongoing reduction of environmental impacts and focusing as much as possible on the use of renewable energy sources. Since 2008 to 2018 we reduced CO₂ emissions by 67% thanks to continuous technological improvements. Since 2016 in our brewery in Karlovac we have used only green electricity (ZelEn) obtained exclusively from renewable sources – and this also contributed to CO₂ emissions reduction.
We continue to do on that. On our new green warehouse in Karlovac, we placed 1.380 solar panels on its roof. This will reduce annual CO₂ emission by 118.5 tons. LED lighting, that we have been gradually introducing all over brewery will lead to additional reduction of energy cost and CO₂ emissions. Furthermore, modernization and upgrade of our main filling line made it eco-friendlier because it now needs less water and energy to operate. Packaging and cooling are also areas in which we made significant progress when it comes to energy and emission footprint.
In our brewery in Karlovac we started to use biogas, which is produced as a by-product of wastewater treatment, primarily as a thermal energy for the production and in smaller volume for heating. Thanks to this initiative, the consumption of natural gas aimed at heating will be reduced and that will bring energy savings. Additionally, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by 110 tons on the annual level.
Compared to last year, we reduced CO2 emissions by 1%, and even by 57% compared to 2008. This can be attributed to numerous savings actions, such as the installation of LED lighting in the production facilities and the use of biogas for production and heating.
Reduced CO2 emissions in production by 57% compared to 2008.