From the wheat fields
Using top quality raw materials in the malting process is a high priority for Holland Malt. That’s why we use our multiple sourcing strategy, to select the best grains from the best barley in Europe.
Holland Malt is owned by a family that has been in the business for over seven generations. From this perspective, we are fully aware of our social and environmental responsibilities. We work hard every day to reduce our environmental impact and to safeguard the well-being of future generations.
We have developed various methods to re-utilise energy and water for the malting process. Together with our partners, we are also reducing our global footprint by focusing on transport efficiency. As a member of Euromalt, the trade association representing the malting industry in Europe, we work continuously to reduce our environmental impact.
The biggest innovation in our energy transition is the recycling of our own residual heat. After every drying process, residual heat with a temperature of around 23 degrees is left over. We increase this to 85 degrees, so that it can be reused in a new drying process.
Finding alternative ways to generate heat saves us a significant amount of energy. Together with the use of heat pumps, this allows us to power the whole process using sustainable electricity from wind and solar energy. For Holland Malt, the burning of fossil fuels or biomass is now a thing of the past. Becoming the first malt house that doesn’t emit fossil CO2 emissions is a reality per 2024.
Together, all these changes make a big difference. Ultimately, this transition means a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to the consumption of 14,000 households per year. That’s a big positive step towards a sustainable world.
Even when you’re scrolling through our website, we’re working on sustainability. From 2024 onwards, you can see how much sustainable heat we generate every day. And we’re proud of that!
Besides implementing an emission-free malt house in Eemshaven, we also contribute to sustainable malt production in other ways. These are three of our current initiatives.
Holland Malt has a management structure where corporate social responsibility (CSR) plays an integral role. ISO 26.000 guidelines are followed to help us structure our company. We’re at the heart of the supply chain, therefore it’s essential that we add value as a partner. ISO 26.000 helps us to structure this.
This process was finalised with the publication of a self-declaration, in accordance with the Royal Dutch Standardization Institute, NEN. This self-declaration can be found on the NEN publication platform.
We are a long-standing member of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI). The SAI Platform brings together over 150 member companies and organisations, leading the way in sustainable agriculture worldwide.
We are always looking for new ways to reduce our environmental impact. In our production process, our work environment and our supply chain. Taking responsibility for our product and the well-being of future generations.
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