The Grolsch organisation is just as unique as the brand itself.
Generation after generation, we have followed our own path and done
things differently. Our Swingtop bottle is a good
example. Grolsch dares to experiment, while remaining faithful
to its principles. We have an entirely unique vision of beer and of
sustainability too. We feel it is important to
continually challenge ourselves.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility form an
integral part of how Grolsch operates. We believe that it is our
responsibility to make an active contribution to a sustainable
living environment and to minimise the impact of our business on
the environment. All of this is done partly with a view to securing
our business over the long term.
The sustainability strategy of Grolsch contains four different
- Promote social and economic growth;
- Encourage responsible alcohol consumption;
- Safeguard the availabilityof water and reduce consumption;
- Decrease our CO₂ emissions and maximise the reuse of
Curious about the SCSR activities and agenda of Grolsch? See the
online annual reports below.
The Grolsch beer brewery in Enschede is one of the most
environmentally friendly beer breweries in the world. During the
construction process between 2001 and 2004, attention was
specifically paid to a range of environmental aspects and to
ensuring that the brewery was adapted to fit perfectly into its
immediate surroundings. For instance, it is one of the world's most
economical users of water, produces virtually no sound or odours
that are discernible to those in the vicinity, and the biogas
released from water purification is reused to power the steam
boilers. In that way Grolsch generates 18% of its total energy
needs itself. This makes Grolsch a brewery with one of the highest
share of biogas in the world.
Click on the image below to view the Grolsch SCSR annual review