Compañía Cervecera de Canarias Reinforces its Commitment
after Reducing Energy Consumption by 7% since 2009
23 October 2012
The company's environmental support is within its
commitment with the sustainable development in which it has
been working continuously
The company joins the celebration of the International
Day of Energy Savings on Sunday 21st of October
Canary Islands, October 19th 2012.- Compañía Cervecera de
Canarias managed to reduce its energy consumption by 7%
within its policy of efficient management of the resources,
a course of action that has become one of the priorities
for the company. The company will join the celebration of
the International Day of Energy Savings this Sunday.
Compañía Cervecera is making a big effort in terms of
making an efficient use of the energy through a reduction
of the impact that this entails, as well as the use of
cleaner energy sources. With all this, the company wants to
achieve a dual goal, focused in the achievement of
economical and resource savings, and also, the reduction in
the emission of greenhouse gases, contributing to the
creation of a more sustainable development.
The actions carried out by Compañía Cervecera de Canarias
allowed them to reduce the energy consumption by 4% last
year, which currently stands at 130.54 Megajoules per
hectolitre produced. Also, the constant implementation of
those measures allows them to accumulate a reduction of
around 7% in the last three years.
Another line of action of the efficient use of the energy
is focused in the reduction of CO2 emissions. In this
field, the data shows that last year there was a reduction
of 6% in the use of fuel. The results obtained in the last
three years show results much more significant, as a
reduction of 30% in the emissions has been reached.
Compañía Cervecera considers that in order to keep the
progress and even improve it, it's necessary to keep
advancing in the improvement of the energy efficiency and
it has taken the challenge of reducing the energy
consumption up to 100 Megajoules per hectolitre of beer
produced in 2020.
In order to do so, the company has at its disposal a wide
program of activities directed to minimise the impact in
the environment. In this sense, it develops a process of
global approach to administer the energy and the emissions,
and to do so they have taken into account the carbon print
associated with the value chain. In this case, their
actions are mainly focused in controlling aspects like
bottle and packaging manufacture, the transport and
refrigeration of products.
Other fields where it's working to implement the efficiency
of the operations it focuses in the implementation of the
measuring systems, the investment in new technologies, as
well as raising awareness among the workers about a
responsible use of natural resources.
In this area, Compañía Cervecera is carrying out an
evaluation in the way the energy is being used and in the
behaviours that should be introduced, as well as
calculating the investment required for these
implementations. Also, it keeps supporting the
implementation of new goals that allows the company keep
getting improvements in this area.
The new action plans in this case are focused on completing
the analysis of consumption from individual facilities with
the inclusion of new and more advanced registration
The results obtained will allow the company to create new
action plans to prioritise the implementation of measures
with a bigger impact in the reduction of the consumption.
About Compañía Cervecera de Canarias
Compañía Cervecera is one of the main national breweries
and one of the main engines in the economical and social
development in Canarias: it boosts the creation of 7,000
direct and indirect jobs; it is shareholder of several
companies in Canarias; and it gives priority to local
supplies in order to carry out their production. The
company, that is part of the international group SABMiller,
has more than 300 business owners from Canarias among its
shareholders, which are approximately 30% of the total and
are represented with two members in the Board of Directors.
Compañía Cervecera produces its own brand of beer Dorada
and Tropical, and under license Carlsberg; it distributes
international brands such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro
Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kilkenny. Also,
it has other beverages such as natural drinks Appletiser
and the energetic Red Bull.
This SABMiller subsidiary news release has been
translated from its local market language to English
language for publication on www.sabmiller.com. We have
attempted to provide an accurate translation of the
original material but due to the difficulties of
translation slight differences may exist.
Note, the news release was first published in its local
market on 19th October 2012.