Naturgy Helps Wicklow Wolf on Journey to Become the Most Sustainable Brewery in Ireland
- Wicklow Wolf signs a new contract with Naturgy in a bid to become the most sustainable brewery in Ireland
- Naturgy will supply the craft beer company’s new headquarters with 100% renewable electricity
- Wicklow Wolf joins a growing list of Irish companies working with Naturgy to become carbon neutral
Ireland’s leading commercial energy supplier Naturgy has signed a new contract with Irish craft beer manufacturer, Wicklow Wolf, as it pledges to become Ireland’s most sustainable brewery.
Naturgy will supply 100% renewable electricity to the brewery’s new headquarters in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow over a 2-year period.
The 17,000 square foot brewery is designed to dramatically reduce energy use, water waste, and its carbon footprint. Wicklow Wolf is aiming to reduce its energy per unit output by 10% over the next five years.
Naturgy has been providing 100% renewable electricity to hundreds of large businesses across Ireland for over five years. Wicklow Wolf joins a growing list of companies working with Naturgy to become carbon neutral.
“Sustainability is at the core Naturgy’s mission and values; therefore, we are delighted to work with Wicklow Wolf and assist them on their journey to become Ireland’s most sustainable brewery,” said Barry Murphy, Commercial Director at Naturgy Ireland.
“Energy is evolving and so are businesses’ attitudes to energy usage. It’s fantastic to see so many businesses are now taking the first steps to becoming carbon neutral. Naturgy helps hundreds of businesses, like Wicklow Wolf, every day, to reduce their energy usage, implement green energy options and develop more effective procurement strategies. If you want to be more sustainable, Naturgy’s energy experts can help you achieve it,” he added.
Wicklow Wolf has also implemented other measures to become carbon neutral. For example, it has moved from bottles and now produces all its beer in cans, a more environmentally friendly and sustainable delivery method, which weighs less and is more easily recycled. The company, which employs 20 people, already grow some of their own hops on a three-acre plot, meaning zero air miles or transport emissions.
“Working with Naturgy was a no-brainer for us,” said Simon Lynch, co-founder of Wicklow Wolf brewery.
“Naturgy’s knowledge and expertise of the renewable energy market is second-to-none. It offers the best green energy options and helped us develop an energy strategy that will work for our business and help reduce our carbon footprint,” he added.
Naturgy and Wicklow Wolf Brewing Company.
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