Damm is one of the main leaders in the food and beverage sector, with a presence in catering, logistics and distribution. It has 17 factories on the Iberian Peninsula, where it produces and bottles more than 19M hectolitres of beer, water, soft drinks, milk and milkshakes.
Damm’s main idea was to calculate its carbon footprint in order to deal with climate change and meet the decarbonisation goals.
Calculating the organisation’s carbon footprint to understand the starting point (ISO 14064) and make a reduction plan that identifies the pathway to decarbonisation.
What was done?
Based on the calculation of the organisation’s carbon footprint, in which all direct and indirect emissions were included, a climate action plan was devised which proposed actions to reduce this footprint as well as various initiatives aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Once the more macro and carbon level actions are identified, we will focus on analysing what other environmental impacts is generating the product with the Life Cycle Assessment.
Life Cycle Assessment of the product (beer).
Production centres analysed.
Climate action plan to reduce the carbon footprint.
The project has enabled decarbonisation actions to be activated, making an annual comparison of the environmental impact results of each centre, increasing the traceability of the vendor chain, and centralising the environmental information through the online edit tool.
The interpretation of the results of the calculation of the carbon footprint is key to being able to identify the stages or processes that represent the main emission sources and apply measures to improve their traceability and reduction.