The Carlsberg Group maintains momentum towards the Together Towards ZERO and Beyond (TTZAB) targets and commitments launched in August 2022. With its 2023 ESG and Human Rights reports, the Group marks its first full year of the TTZAB programme and shows steady progress across its eleven focus areas.
Since its founding, Carlsberg Group has had a strong vision of giving back to society. The purpose of brewing for a better today and tomorrow has never been timelier. The Carlsberg Group launched its ESG programme, Together Towards ZERO and Beyond (TTZAB), in 2022 to address the ESG topics impacting its business and its stakeholders and continued to make progress throughout 2023. Key actions, challenges and results are highlighted in the ESG Report 2023 that was published today.
“We have made steady year-on-year progress across all eleven focus areas in the programme. This includes taking our first steps in our newer focus areas, namely making another power purchase agreement to source renewable electricity from new assets in Lithuania, establishing projects with NGOs to replenish water in areas of high water risk in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, and putting regeneratively grown barley into our brews in Finland, France and the UK. Partnerships are key to our success as we continue to deliver on our ambitions,” says Simon Boas Hoffmeyer, Senior Director, Sustainability & ESG at Carlsberg Group.
The Carlsberg Group has enhanced transparency within selected focus areas based on new data insights, new activities, and evolving stakeholder interests. For example, the ESG Report 2023 provides more details on the Group’s value chain carbon emissions and packaging, as well as a summary of its preliminary double materiality assessment, done in preparation for the upcoming Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive that will reshape ESG reporting going forward. Additionally, more transparency is provided within the Human Rights focus area with the Group’s first stand-alone Human Rights Report that was also published today.
“As we embark on a new year, we are optimistic about our work, yet we remain very aware that we have a lot of work to do towards our targets in 2030 and 2040. We have ambitious targets and commitments, and our journey is complex. Closing the gaps between where we are and where we want to be demands focus and extensive collaboration across the entire value chain,” says Simon Boas Hoffmeyer.
Performance Highlights 2023:
ZERO Carbon Footprint
ZERO Farming Footprint
ZERO Packaging Waste
ZERO Water Waste
ZERO Irresponsible Drinking
ZERO Accidents Culture
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Living By Our Compass