With 87% of our value chain carbon footprint outside our operations and direct control, partnering is key to reducing our beer-in-hand emissions.
We collaborate with partners who supply our ingredients, packaging, transport and refrigeration on efficiencies and innovation that drive down their carbon footprint and ours. For example, partnerships are helping us progress in areas such as sustainable packaging and switching to renewable energy.
In 2020, we published the results of our beer-in-hand footprint analysis, showing a 7% reduction in carbon emissions across the value chain from 2015-2019. We are on track to 15% by 2022, and 30% by 2030.
We’re constantly trying to make everything about our beers even better. Snap Pack is one of the results. A world-first for the beer industry, this innovation took us three years to develop together with our partners.
Reducing our beer-in-hand carbon footprint means innovating across our packaging portfolio. And innovations are best achieved in partnership with other experts. The paper bottle company, Paboco, is helping us achieve breakthroughs in our Fibre Bottle project, developing the world’s first 100% bio-based beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres.
A partnership with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, could take us a step closer to ZERO carbon footprint, with a trial demonstrating the possibility to cut the carbon impact of glass bottles by up to 90%.