Carlsberg targets 100% renewable energy by 2022

13 June, 2017

The Carlsberg Group has committed to eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at its breweries by 2030 while also targeting 100% renewable electricity at its breweries by 2022.

As part of its new sustainability programme – Together Towards ZERO, the Carlsberg Group has set out to deliver emission reductions that go beyond the base level of ambition set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Cees 't Hart, CEO of the Carlsberg Group, said: “Global challenges such as climate change and water scarcity require strong collective action, and with Together Towards ZERO we’re setting new industry standards for science-based and partnership-driven sustainability.

“I'm certain that in achieving our targets we'll create efficiency improvements, risk reduction and a more resilient business that exists in harmony with local communities and the environment.”

As well as environmental targets, the Carlseberg Group has also committed to addressing the social issues surrounding alcohol consumption.

These social targets include offering 100% distribution of alcohol-free beer by 2022 to expand consumer choice, providing responsible drinking messaging and nutritional information online as well as on packaging, and forming partnerships to encourage responsible consumption.

Building on its strong scientific foundation, the Group will establish a community of young scientists led by the Carlsberg Research Laboratory and the Carlsberg Young Scientists’ Community will help foster further scientific developments within CO2, water and sustainable brewing – to the benefit of the Group and wider society.

Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust: “Just getting better is no longer good enough. Carlsberg’s ambitions go above and beyond the levels of carbon reduction that science tells us are necessary to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

“Carlsberg has taken a genuine leadership position on some of the most critical environmental issues the world currently faces, by developing an ambitious long-term business strategy that focuses on delivering a sustainable future.”





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