In 2013 Magor Brewery unveiled a new storage warehouse that has removed the need for 330,000 kilometres of lorry journeys required to transfer goods between external warehouses and the brewery.
This is saving an estimated 289 metric tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 52 UK households*
The new facility, which took 18 weeks to build, allows AB InBev UK to make a number of important changes as the company continues to reduce its impact on the environment. Measuring in at approximately the size of five football pitches, the new warehouse helps reduce the need for the brewery to use external storage sites, reducing CO2 emissions in the process.
Jessica Morden, MP for Newport East, was at the brewery to unveil the warehouse along with John Griffiths, Assembly Member for Newport East, Tony Monteiro, Brewery Manager and members of the brewery team who worked on the project.
The warehouse is an important step in Magor Brewery’s ongoing efforts to help AB InBev achieve its global environmental performance targets. Millions of pounds have been invested over several years at the brewery which has helped to improve its waste recycling rate to 99.8% and reduce CO2 emissions per hectolitre of production by 23.3%.
Since the start of 2011, more than six million hectolitres of water have been saved at the brewery – enough to fill 244 Olympic sized swimming pools. The onsite Environmental Committee – a dedicated team of employees at the brewery who work hard to find new ways to be a sustainable business – has driven employee-led changes and introduced new innovations to help the brewery reduce its environmental impact.
Speaking at the unveiling Jessica Morden MP, commented:
“The brewery is an important part of the community in this area and I know how hard both management and local trade unions have worked to lower the impact on the environment. It is therefore with pride that I am cutting the ribbon on the new development as this is yet another important commitment that will further reduce the CO2 emissions. This is a project that will benefit the brewery, the staff and the wider community.”