Carlsberg Moving Steadily Towards Sustainability Targets

By Dayeeta Das
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Carlsberg Moving Steadily Towards Sustainability Targets

The Carlsberg Group has reported that it is steadily progressing towards the goals outlined in its sustainability programme - Together Towards ZERO.

Cees 't Hart, CEO of the Carlsberg Group, said, “We've reduced our relative carbon emissions by 20% since 2015, and with Snap Pack we've demonstrated our ability to bring consumer-relevant innovations to the market.

"We'll continue to sharpen our focus and accelerate our journey towards ZERO to emphasise that successful business is a sustainable business.”

Snap Pack is a sustainable alternative to plastic can holders, which the company says can reduce plastic usage by up to 76%.

Renewable Energy

According to the report, the company uses 46% renewable electricity globally, while in Western Europe, 100% of its electricity consumption is from renewable resources.


Around 20% of the energy used by the group is sourced from renewable sources such as biogas, biomass, sun, wind, and water.

The company has also reduced its water consumption by 9%.

The brewing giant has also introduced a number of consumer-facing sustainable innovations such as recycled shrink wrap, and PU:REST - Sweden's first beer made from recycled wastewater.

Together Towards ZERO

The programme Together Towards ZERO was launched by Carlsberg in 2017 with the aim to eliminate carbon footprint, water waste, irresponsible drinking, and accidents culture.


It was developed in partnership with the Carbon Trust and WWF, and is in line with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.

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