Global beer brewer Heineken will describe its carbon neutral plans to 2040 during a glass manufacturing conference.

Heineken’s Category Leader for Glass, Eric Giljam, will provide a paper titled Making Heineken bottles greener: carbon neutral glass production by 2040 at the Hydrogen in Glassmaking digital conference on June 15 and 16.

In his paper, Mr Giljam will discuss Heineken’s ambition to decarbonise its own production by 2030 by maximising energy efficiency and renewable energy.

In close partnership with suppliers, also by 2030, Heineken aims to cut emissions by 30% across its entire value chain from a 2018 baseline. Looking ahead to 2040, the company is the first global brewer to aim for carbon neutrality in its full value chain.

As approx. 30% of Heineken emissions come from packaging materials, of which a big part from glass packaging, Heineken has called upon the glass industry to decarbonise glass production.

The Hydrogen in Glassmaking digital event will hear from 16 speakers over two days.

The speakers include Glass Futures, Shell, Linde, GWI Essen, Air Liquide, the CelSian and DNV hydrogen consortium as well as GlassTrend.