Asahi’s story of actionWe Mean Business Coalition
A growing number of companies are going all in for halving emissions by 2030. The We Mean Business Coalition spoke to Japan headquartered global beverage company Asahi to find out how they are taking climate action.
The gifts of nature are essential to brew great tasting beer, so we are committed to running our business in harmony with nature, not only for us but for the generations to come. That’s why we’re committed to reducing our scope 1 and 2 emissions towards carbon neutrality of all our breweries by 2030, from a 2019 baseline, in line with what science says is necessary to keep global warming to a maximum of 1.5ºC.
So far we are proud to say that 1 in 2 of our beers in Europe is now brewed with renewable energy, we use 40% less water than we used 10 years ago and 100% of the barley we use in Czechia, Slovakia and Italy is sourced locally, most of it directly from farmers.
By the year 2030, our ambition is that we also have 100% reusable or recyclable packaging and 100% sustainably sourced ingredients. For scope 3 emissions, we aim to have achieved a 30% reduction by 2030, on the road to reaching 100% by 2050, from a 2019 base year.
We will initiate partnerships and actively cooperate with our suppliers and customers to accelerate reduction of emissions, especially in the area of packaging, transport and cooling of beer on sale. We’ve come a long way, but we know we must go further. If there ever was the time to act, it is now. That’s why we’re all in for 2030.