At the end of last year, De Koningshoeven Brewery entered into a joint venture with ZLTO and Agrifirm Plant to purchase regional barley from now on.
Growing barley locally shortens the chain of ingredients, improves quality control and stimulates direct contact with the growers. At the request of De Koningshoeven Brewery, ZLTO and Agrifirm started looking for growers in the province of Brabant who were prepared to grow the barley. Thirteen regional growers have gotten underway on about 108 hectares of land. Expansions are expected for 2013 and 2014.
This project is perfectly in line with the business operations of De Koningshoeven, putting CSR into effect in various ways.
Go to the La Trappe Trappist Facebook page and Like it, so you can follow progress of the ‘van gewas tot glas’ (from crop to glass) project.