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We care for the environment and constantly work towards reducing our carbon footprint and improving resource-efficiency. We always put the transparency and traceability of procurements first.
Our responsible footprint is moulded in the supply chain, from suppliers to consumers. As we use significant amounts of raw materials and natural resources, such as grain, energy, water and packaging materials, when producing our drinks, the management of our supply chain and procurement methods have a significant impact on the environment, climate and society. We always look for the necessary resources using the best and most efficient ways, which are also the most environmentally friendly.
Environmental responsibility is one of the most important topics in the supply chain for us and our stakeholders. Environmental responsibility is primarily expressed in resource-efficiency: in the efficient use of raw materials, stock and energy, but also in the reuse and optimisation of transport. We constantly make an effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
Reducing the carbon footprint
The CO2 emissions expelled in the environment as a result of our activities mainly originate from production activities and transport. In order to reduce them, we are constantly improving our energy use, making environmentally friendly choices and gradually increasing the use of renewable energy. These are our priorities.
Water consumption and sewage treatment
As the drink industry uses significant amounts of water, it is important for us to ensure the balance of the water ecosystem and gradually reduce water consumption. To this end:
We have joined Eesti Pandipakend and Eesti taaskasutusorganisatsioon (ETO), which ensures that our plastic, aluminium, glass and cardboard packages are recycled. Additionally, 94% of drinks produced by A. Le Coq are bottled in reusable bottles.
In 2021, we will start using lighter bottles on export markets, which will reduce annual glass use by more than 700 tonnes. As a result, we will save approximately 25 lorries worth of energy used in transport. We reuse 100% of our packaging waste, such as cardboard, plastic, aluminium and glass, on site. We engage in circular economy with food and agricultural companies, where we reuse our spent grain and yeast. The spent grain and used yeast from beer brewing is used for producing animal feed or food supplements.
Responsible purchasing/supply chain
A responsible supply chain means choosing responsible suppliers and ensuring the transparency and traceability of our procurements.