"We are becoming more aware of our impact on the environment every day and are constantly trying to reduce the footprint we leave behind. Sustainability is, therefore, one of the main pillars of our strategy and I am glad that, here, we are already in the fourth consecutive year in which we are launching the Bergenbier S.A. Sustainability Report", pointed out Mihai Voicu, General Manager of Bergenbier S.A.
In 2022, Bergenbier S.A. became the first beverage producer in the country to introduce the cap attached to the PET bottle for all brands in the portfolio of companies that use this type of packaging.
Through this action, Bergenbier S.A. aligned with the European Single-Use Plastics Directive. In addition, the company reduced the weight of the PET bottle, and estimates show that with these adjustments, the amount of plastic introduced annually for this type of packaging will be on average 100 tons less.
"In the Ploiești brewery, we implemented the World Class Supply Chain 2.0 strategy to reduce the carbon footprint associated with beer production. We have results as expected, with significant reductions in the use of resources such as water or energy. Also, we no longer send any household waste to the landfill, reusing it in accordance with the legislation in force. All this is the result of concrete measures applied as part of a coherent strategy and the constant efforts of all colleagues involved", added Iulius Chiriac, Bergenbier S.A. Supply Chain Director.
The percentage of waste recovery is almost 100%, the brewer focusing on energy recovery or recycling. Moreover, water consumption decreased by 8.6% compared to the previous year, electricity consumption by 6.8%, and CO2 emissions were 4% lower compared to the previous year.
Also, Bergenbier S.A. purchases entirely green energy both in the brewery in Ploiești and in the head office in Bucharest.
The sustainability report for the year 2022 can be consulted here, and the related reports from previous years are available on the prientiresponsabili.ro platform.
Part of the Molson Coors Beverages Company Central & Eastern Europe group, Bergenbier S.A. was founded in 1994, and the most important brand in its portfolio, Bergenbier, was launched a year later.
Today, Bergenbier S.A. is in the top three beer producing companies in Romania, having a modern brewery in Ploiesti and a high-performance national distribution network. Bergenbier S.A. pays more attention to the impact it has on the community and the environment.
The company's portfolio includes brands that cover all market segments. In addition to the beers produced in Ploiesti – Bergenbier, Fresh, Staropramen, Staropramen Unfiltered, Stella Artois, Beck's, Noroc, Löwenbräu – the company exclusively imports and distributes the Prague specialty Staropramen Dark, the Belgian abbey beers Leffe and Hoegaarden, the American beer Miller Genuine Draft, the Mexican beer Corona, as well as the unfiltered German white beer Frazinskaner.