Tough new targets for carbon emissions and water use have been launched by the British Brewing Industry.
The targets, in Brewing Green/Our commitment to a sustainable future for Britain's beer, a new report launched by the British Beer & Pub Association, call for a 17.5% reduction in overall CO2 emissions, and an 11% increase in water efficiency between now and 2020.
Britain's brewing industry already has an impressive record in reducing emissions and water use. These new commitments go well beyond any Government requirement or target. On carbon emissions alone, this means that the industry is committing to almost double the Government's 2020 carbon reduction target; 67% lower than 1990 compared with the UK target of 34%.