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Adapting to and mitigating climate change

We continuously take measures to reduce our carbon footprint. Adapting to and mitigating climate change is important both in terms of securing the future of our business operations and ensuring their profitability. 

We are constantly developing our climate emissions calculation in order to be able to support the emission reduction work and ensure that the calculation is up-to-date. We provide more detailed reporting on the emissions through CDP climate reporting. In which Olvi group achieved the grade B in 2023, while the average for our industry was B-.

We want to contribute to the reduction of emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, with the objective of holding the increase in the average global temperature at 1.5°C. As part of this, our goal is for our brewery to be carbon neutral by 2030. In addition, our goal is a carbon-neutral value chain. The preliminary target year set for the value chain is 2040.

Actions to reduce carbon footprint:

  • As of the beginning of 2020, all our products are only produced with renewable energy.
  • In 2023, we expanded our own solar park at the logistics centre, built in 2021, which produces about 16% of logistics centre’s electricity.
  • In 2022, we established a biogas plant, through which we produce biogas from our wastewater. This initiative reduces our reliance on fossil fuels and allows us to reduce urban sewage pollution load.
  • We have 2 fully electric heavy-duty trucks transporting goods in Tallinn and as of the beginning of 2024, in Tartu.
  • In 2023, we updated our sales personnel car fleet by acquiring 37 new hybrid cars.
  • In 2023, we switched to district heating, which reduced our footprint by 600 tons of CO2e.