The company discloses the extent to which natural resources are used for the company’s business activities. Possible options here are materials, the input and output of water, soil, waste, energy, land and biodiversity as well as emissions for the life cycles of products and services.
The following resources are used in the activities of the company:
- CO2 as a solvent for extraction
- Ethanol as a solvent for extraction
- Natural gas
- Heating oil
- Wood/woodchips (heating system)
On grounds related to competition law, all the information we report is not in the form of absolute numbers but is reported as relative quantities per metric ton of processed raw hops (see performance indicators 11-13). In addition, the throughput quantities in the works are subject to harvest-related fluctuations. Therefore, relative output information is more meaningful. The basis for calculations is always the total tonnage per calendar year processed in the two HHV works.