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Going for 1.5˚C

At COP25 in Madrid, we re-confirmed our commitment to fighting climate change by signing the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Pledge. And in 2019 we continued to make steady progress towards our strong and measurable science-based targets.

We have been investing to eliminate coal from all our breweries by 2022 and eliminate carbon emissions by 2030. Since 2015, we have reduced emissions by 30% and increased renewables to 56% of our total electricity use. Five of our sites are now carbon-neutral.

By 2030, we aim to cut our beer-in- hand carbon footprint by 30% compared with 2015. We can only achieve this by working with others. So, it is very encouraging that a total of 110 of our suppliers have committed to science-based targets, out of only 732 companies to have done so globally.

We believe sustainability and profitability can work together in harmony. Last year we decoupled carbon and growth, and this year we reduced carbon while growing our business. Our aim is to create sustainable value growth by optimising the balance between our financial performance and sustainability progress.

Snap Pack. An innovation to reduce plastic

Snap Pack. An innovation to reduce plastic

We’re constantly trying to make everything about our beers even better. Snap Pack is one of the results. A world-first for the beer industry, this innovation took us three years to develop together with our partners.

Rethinking packaging with the Green Fibre Bottle

Rethinking packaging with the Green Fibre Bottle

Reducing our beer-in-hand carbon footprint means innovating across our packaging portfolio. And innovations are best achieved in partnership with other experts. The paper bottle company, Paboco, is helping us achieve breakthroughs in our Green Fibre Bottle project, developing the world’s first 100% bio-based beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibres.

Helping festival-goers with sustainable solutions

Helping festival-goers with sustainable solutions

Every year, hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers enjoy our beer. We are working with organisers to switch from one-way plastic and introduce other eco-friendly measures – easier said than done, especially in rural locations. At Northern Europe’s biggest festival, Roskilde in Denmark, we overcame the challenges.