As of January 1st, 2022, Ursus Breweries will move towards 100% renewable electricity provided mainly by the green power production assets of ENGIE Romania in the country.
As part of the contract, ENGIE Romania will provide green energy to cover 100% of the consumption needs for all four breweries of Ursus Breweries in Buzau, Brasov, Timisoara, and Cluj-Napoca.
The electricity supplied by ENGIE Romania to Ursus Breweries comes mainly from its portfolio of green energy assets, ENGIE Romania having today an installed capacity of about 113 MW in wind and solar parks located in Braila, Galati, Harghita and Teleorman.
This first agreement paves the way for a long term collaboration. Both parties will continue to identify further ambitious green solutions contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly activity for Ursus Breweries.
Paul Barnett, President of Ursus Breweries: “I am very glad that our breweries will switch to 100% renewable electricity in 2022. While this initial contract is a very important milestone in our sustainability journey, we wish to extend this partnership in the next years. For now, this first step we are taking together will help us reduce our CO2 footprint in the year to come and allow us to run our business in harmony with nature and have a strong contribution to the environmental protection goals set by the group we are part of, Asahi Europe & International”.
Nicolas Richard, Executive Vice President, Head of Supply & Energy Solutions, ENGIE Romania: “We are proud to be able to provide tailored made solutions aiming at reducing Ursus Breweries carbon footprint. We are confident that our presence throughout the renewable energy value chain, from production to supply, will stand at the basis of a strong future partnership that we are currently working on.
It is expected that, in just six months, Ursus Breweries will be able to save almost 4,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking over 1,700 passenger cars off the road for the same period.
This is yet another action taken by Ursus Breweries as part of the company’s sustainability strategy, which sets the way we look ahead to the future and encompasses six pillars: carbon neutrality, reduction of water consumption, sustainable sourcing, circular packaging, inclusion and well-being as well as empowerment for responsible choices. More information about the Ursus Breweries sustainability efforts can be found at https://ursus-breweries.ro/en/dezvoltare-durabila
ENGIE Romania follows on Group strategy and contributes to the decarbonization of its customers’ businesses, proposing solutions for reducing their carbon footprint. To this end, ENGIE Romania’s objective is to develop new renewable energy capacities, contributing to the Group’s ambition to reach the goal of having an additional annual capacity of 4GW/year from 2022 to 2025.