Brewing giant AB InBev has pledged that its five largest European breweries – including those in Jupille and Leuven – will be carbon neutral by 2028, it announced Friday.
“The term ‘net zero’ refers to the balance between the amount of emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere,” the group explained in a statement, adding that its ambition is to achieve net-zero emissions in its entire value chain by 2040, Belga News Agency reports.
The first AB InBev breweries to achieve neutrality will be those of Magor and Samlesbury in the United Kingdom, in 2026. The Belgian breweries of Leuven and Jupille and the Bremen brewery in Germany will follow in 2028. In total, this would reduce annual CO2 emissions by 110,740 tonnes – equivalent to the emissions of almost 35,000 cars, the group says.
To achieve this, the company plans to change its energy sources – focussing on renewable energy – and improve energy efficiency.