Heineken Ireland Reports It Has Cut Its Carbon Emissions By 55%
Heinken Ireland has released a new sustainability progress report, revealing that it has cut its carbon emissions by 55% and achieved zero waste to landfill status in the decade since it began reporting under its global sustainability strategy, "Brewing a Better World".
The report also states that, in particular through the removal of plastic from the Heineken festive pack that was sold at Christmastime last year, 2019 saw Heineken Ireland begin a journey towards removing all plastic shrink and can connectors from its products by the first quarter of 2021. According to the report, as part of this work, Heineken Ireland will remove almost four million pieces of consumer-facing plastic, weighing 93 kilos, from across its portfolio of beers and ciders.
Additionally, Heineken Ireland has been sustainably repurposing beer that was returned from the cellars of pubs following COVID-19-related pub closures. The company has been working to convert the returned product into green electricity and agricultural fertiliser.
Heineken Ireland sustainability manager Barbara-Anne Richardson stated, "2019 marked another year of important progress on our sustainability goals under our global 'Brewing a Better World' strategy. We have been operating under this strategy for ten years now and have made a huge amount of progress in that time. 2019 was also the start of our journey towards removing over four million pieces of plastic from our beer and cider portfolio by next year.
"We were particularly delighted to be recognised for our sustainability progress by Bord Bia through their 'Sustainability Project Impact' award and are delighted to have been shortlisted this year for Chambers Ireland's Sustainable Business Impact Awards."
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