Regional partnership

Cooperations & alliances

Value creation

We take every step into our own hands.

Wir sind stolz darauf, einen Fußabdruck zu hinterlassen. Weil jeder unserer Schritte nachhaltig und zu Ende gedacht ist. Unser Stiegl-Gut Wildshut, das 1. Biergut der Welt, gilt als Ideenschmiede, als „think tank“ in Sachen Bier und lebt den Kreislauf: vom Boden übers Feld ins Glas und wieder zurück. Gemäß unseren Bemühungen, ressourcenschonend zu arbeiten, zeigen wir auf unserem Biergut, wie man es besser machen kann. Dabei sind wir offen für neue Technologien und schaffen es, Tradition und Moderne optimal miteinander zu verbinden.

Ressourcen schonen, faire Arbeitsbedingungen schaffen, sich Zeit nehmen, die Vielfalt der Natur erhalten, qualitätsvoll und regional erzeugen.

We succeed in taking creative, open, and responsible action when it comes to the environment and society. At Wildshut, we take every step of brewing beer back into our own hands.

We take care of the soil and research how we can make it more fertile. We grow forgotten ancient grains that we malt ourselves on location and use to brew our distinctive Wildshut beers.

In addition to the sun, we also use the power of water, generating some of our own electricity in our very own small hydroelectric facility on the Salzburg Almkanal.

Einfach Slow

Nur ned hudeln.

That’s Austrian for “don’t be in such a hurry.” We focus on slow fermentation and careful maturation rather than fast brewing processes. That’s why we are one of only four breweries in Austria to bear the Slow Brewing seal of approval, one of the toughest quality seals in the international beer market, since 2013. We are a partner of Slow Food Salzburg because the Europe-wide slow food movement stands for

responsible agriculture, species-appropriate livestock farming, traditional food craftsmanship, and the preservation of regional flavor diversity. We still use carts drawn by Tiger Noriker horses to deliver our beer around our brewery in Salzburg. And because it is important to us to combine tradition and modernity,

we are also the first brewery in Austria to deliver our beer by electric truck. There are free EV charging stations for our own EVs as well as for visitors to Stiegl Brauwelt and the beer farm. To help us conserve resources, our employees receive regular fuel-saving training.

miteinander zu verbinden, sind wir auch die erste Brauerei Österreichs, die ihr Bier auch per E-LKW ausfährt. Für unsere eigenen E-PKW sowie für die Besucher der Brauwelt und des Bierguts gibt es kostenlose E-Tankstellen. Damit wir Ressourcen schonen, bekommen unsere StieglerInnen regelmäßige Spritspartrainings.

Einfach Slow

Nur ned hudeln.

Wir setzen auf langsame Gärung und schonende Reifung statt auf schnelle Brauverfahren. Deshalb tragen wir seit 2013 als eine von nur vier Brauereien in Österreich das Slow Brewing-Gütesiegel, eines der härtesten Qualitätssiegel am internationalen Biermarkt. Wir sind Partner von Slow Food Salzburg, denn die europaweite Slow Food-Bewegung steht für eine verantwortungsvolle Landwirtschaft, für eine artgerechte Viehzucht, das traditionelle Lebensmittelhandwerk und die Bewahrung der regionalen Geschmacksvielfalt. Rund um unsere Brauerei in Salzburg liefern wir unser Bier noch mit unseren Tigernoriker-Pferden auf der Kutsche aus. Und weil uns wichtig ist, Tradition und Moderne miteinander zu verbinden, sind wir auch die erste Brauerei Österreichs, die ihr Bier auch per E-LKW ausfährt. Für unsere eigenen E-PKW sowie für die Besucher der Brauwelt und des Bierguts gibt es kostenlose E-Tankstellen. Damit wir Ressourcen schonen, bekommen unsere StieglerInnen regelmäßige Spritspartrainings.

Cooperation with ARAplus

Die getrennte Sammlung und Verwertung von Verpackungen durch die ARA AG erspart der Umwelt pro Jahr mehr als 540.000 t CO2, das entspricht rund 7% der jährlichen Fahrleistung aller zugelassenen PKW in Österreich. Im Rahmen der Aktivitäten für eine saubere Umwelt nehmen Themen wie Recycling, Anti-Littering und getrennte Altstoff-Sammlung einen wichtigen Platz ein. Deshalb kooperiert Stiegl mit ARAplus, um diese Bereiche aktiv umzusetzen sowie auch die entsprechende Bewusstseinsbildung bei den Konsument*innen zu fördern. www.araplus.at

Cooperation with Hohe Tauern National Park

“Ibex” project
“Taking responsibility for people and nature is one of our fundamental principles. I am particularly pleased that the current alpine ibex project will allow us to, once again, reinforce our partnership with Hohe Tauern National Park, which began almost 20 years ago. Such sensitive animals need a clean, intact environment. And the same goes for the ingredients of our Stiegl beers,” says Stiegl owner Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener about the commitment. Incidentally, the ibex also traditionally adorns the “Original Stieglbock” seasonal Stiegl beer specialty.

Cooperation with Haus der Natur

“Salzach Lifeline” project
The Haus der Natur museum has dedicated a spectacular permanent exhibition to the Salzach. “Pure water is a basic prerequisite for the best beer. That’s why we want to raise awareness of this precious raw material,” says Stiegl owner Heinrich Dieter Kiener, explaining why the company supports this project.

Joining Climate Alliance Austria

By joining Climate Alliance Austria in 2008, Stiegl took an important step toward reducing its carbon footprint. Stiegl then faced the first audit required by the Climate Alliance statues on membership. Thanks to the positive achievements of the past decades, Stiegl passed with flying colors.

SALZBURG 2050 climate and energy strategy

The SALZBURG 2050 climate and energy strategy (Klima- und Energiestrategie SALZBURG 2050) was adopted by the state government back in 2012 and has since been regarded as the overarching strategy for the state of Salzburg’s climate and energy policy. Since Stiegl considers the proper handling of energy and thus the effects on the climate to be of great importance, Stiegl is a proud partner.

Sponsor of “Land schafft Leben”

The Land schafft Leben association gives consumers a clear and non-judgmental picture of how food is produced in Austria, how production takes place at the farms, how processing works, and how the finished product finally winds up in the grocery store. For consumers, the easy-to-understand and detailed information results in a new understanding of the interrelationships within food production and thus a higher value awareness for Austrian food. “Because Land schafft Leben reinforces authenticity in food production, promotes value awareness for Austrian raw materials, and acts completely impartially, we enthusiastically support this association. After all, the conscious use of natural resources and the preservation of our biodiversity for future generations is particularly close to our hearts here at Stiegl. At Stiegl-Gut Wildshut, Austria’s 1st beer farm, we consciously go back to the roots and take every step in the brewing process into our own hands, cultivating ancient grains that have fallen into oblivion, among other efforts. Regionality, the use of the best raw materials from an intact environment, variety, and the pleasure of enjoyment, but also the transparency of the individual production steps are essential cornerstones of our corporate philosophy,” says Stiegl owner Dr. Heinrich Dieter Kiener.

Study

More about sustainability

Our materiality matrix shows which sustainability issues are relevant to us. The impact of the individual issues was determined in a workshop with a broad-based sustainability team. We used an online questionnaire to determine which sustainability issues are important to our stakeholders in relation to Stiegl. The results were clear: The most important issue is soil health. Simply “good soil, good beer.”

The materiality analysis was reviewed again this year to ensure that it was up to date, and the analysis resulted in the issue of “Responsible Consumption” being classified as significant. The reporting levels remain the same. The data for the off-site footprint calculations are taken from internationally recognized databases and meet the highest standards.

Sustainability report

We assume responsibility

As part of our sustainability strategy, we set long-term goals for ourselves and plan our actions based on the principle that “the quality of our goals determines the quality of our future.”