Reducing the carbon trail of beer
Another important contributor to emissions is transport and distribution. Long distance shipping comes with a particularly high environmental cost. For non-returnable bottles shipped to China, which is an important part of our export market, this can represent as much as 25% of the emissions derived from packaging and logistics. According to the abovementioned study, approximately 2.7 kCO2 is emitted per hectoliter of beer shipped to China. Our recent investment in a brewery in the Tianjin region in China will allow us to produce our beers locally, thereby significantly lowering our emissions resulting from long-distance exporting.