Peter Simons is the Managing Director of DB Breweries and a passionate advocate for the environment. He has led the setting of bold environmental and social sustainability targets with the goal of sourcing 100% of DB’s energy from renewable sources by 2030. In 2020 Peter was appointed to the Sustainable Business Council Advisory Board.
Peter is particularly passionate about finding better process heat solutions for NZ businesses. Process heat makes up around a third of New Zealand’s overall energy use, and 60% of that is fossil-fuelled, mainly by gas and coal.
Within DB, Peter has been walking the talk. This year DB collaborated with Pioneer Energy, the current steam supplier for Timaru-based DB Draught Brewery, to convert the steam boiler from coal to biomass. This will see the site achieve a 98% reduction in carbon emissions from steam and will decrease DB’s total carbon footprint by 28%.