Leading beverage manufacturer takes charge of its sustainable future
Ölgerðin is a progressive manufacturing company with a history dating back more than a century. Their products are household names throughout Iceland, and the company prides itself on providing excellent customer service and high-quality products.
In 2008, the company merged with Danól to form one of Iceland's largest businesses of its kind. Like many businesses in the manufacturing sector, the company's carbon footprint and CO2 emissions must be carefully managed.
To address this, Ölgerðin has been party to the Icelandic Climate Agreement since 2015 and has been implementing processes to support their goal of reducing their CO2 emissions by 40% before 2030.
The Challenge Ölgerðin needed a solution that would allow accurate and transparent activity data tracking to meet their carbon management goal. This would allow them to improve their sustainability in a systematic and cost-efficient way. The requested requirements were to provide the company with a comprehensive overview of its energy intensity and carbon footprint as well as to facilitate ESG reporting by collecting environmental data in real-time throughout the year.
The Solution In 2017, Ölgerðin teamed up with Klappir to collect activity data on their entire operation, including monitoring CO2 emissions. They have successfully produced ambitious goals and generated Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports that show their current position and progress as a result of implementing our ecosystem technology.
Several impressive results and milestones have been reached on their way to meeting their ambitious sustainability goals.
The continuous data collection and data stream provided by Klappir's ecosystem also helps the Ölgerðin staff make informed energy management decisions systematically and cost-efficiently.
It's easy to see how their goals are progressing and whether their tactics are working – further enhancing their ability to make data-driven decisions on how to run the business best.
Says Málfríður Guðný Kolbeinsdóttir, Sustainability and improvement leader at Ölgerðin,
The system is a godsend not only for us who do the environmental reporting but also for our machinists and engineers: who now have a comprehensive overview of the energy intensity of every single machine. This is a very practical tool, and it helps us manage resources in smart, sensible ways."
The Results So Far
- 65% reduction in the combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions between 2016-2021.
- 89% reduction in the use of oil for steam boilers in production
- 30% reduction in the use of fossil fuels for the company's extensive distribution car fleet