We are aligned to our parent company’s ambition of being Carbon Zero by 2050.  We acknowledge that this is an ambitious target, and we are working on our local roadmap to be able to achieve this in time. Our focus for 2019/20 is on reducing our carbon intensity by 2% from previous year actuals.

Our pledge to TAKE2: The Victorian Government's TAKE2 initiative sets ambitious targets for the State to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and help keep temperature rise to under two degrees. In 2018 Asahi Beverages took the TAKE2 pledge as one way to show our commitment to tackling climate change. 

An efficient commercial fleet: Fuel efficiency is a major consideration when selecting the car fleet for our sales team. We have been progressively rolling-out a more fuel-efficient fleet of commercial vehicles, including some hybrids.

Energy efficient fridges: We’re helping our customers reduce energy and costs with improved energy efficiency of our fridge fleet. Prior to 2009 a two-door fridge consumed approximately 14kWh/day. Through improvements in fridge technology this has been reduced to approximately 4.8 kWh/day. This represents a 65% reduction in the energy requirements of customer fridges.

Energy efficient lighting: Our manufacturing and distribution sites have progressively implemented energy efficient lighting solutions, each running with a slightly different approach to suit site requirements. More recently upgrades have been completed at our Laverton, Tullamarine and Albury sites replacing more than 1,200 high-bay lights, reducing carbon emissions by 2,600 tonnes, and saving approximately $250,000 in electricity costs.

Energy efficiency and renewables: We continue to explore renewable energy opportunities, such as Solar Photovoltaic. In 2018 our Prospect Distribution Centre landlord updated the site’s lighting to energy efficient LEDs and installed a 100-kilowatt roof-top solar PV system.

Another solar installation 100kW system has been operational at our Huntingwood manufacturing site since 2008, which has generated more than 780 MWh of electricity over its life so far.