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Our actions towards ZERO

Read case stories from around the world and find out what we’re doing to achieve our ZERO ambitions.

Launching glass bottles with up to 90% lower carbon impact

A partnership with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, could take us a step closer to ZERO carbon footprint, with a trial demonstrating the possibility to cut the carbon impact of glass bottles by up to 90%.

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Kayaking to clean the oceans

GreenKayak is an environmental NGO that engages volunteers in the fight against environmental pollution while kayaking. We have proudly sponsored fleets in three countries, starting in 2018.

Snap. An innovation to reduce plastic

We’re constantly trying to make everything about our beers better. Snap Pack is one of the results. It replaces shrink wrap and plastic rings on multipacks, cutting both our plastic usage and carbon emissions.

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Increasing availability of alcohol-free beer

People are increasingly looking for great-tasting alcohol-free brews (AFB) as a positive choice. In 2020, we saw a 11% volume growth of our AFBs. And all of our international premium brands have an alcohol-free line extension.

First heavy-duty electric trucks

Cutting the carbon footprint of our value chain means pioneering new technologies with expert suppliers. In 2020, our first fully electric heavy-duty trucks started delivering our beer in Switzerland using CO2 neutral electricity. We requested specific features for the fleet from Renault following learnings from a trial in 2019.

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Improving water quality and access in Vietnam

In 2020, we put our commitment to safeguard shared water resources into action – bringing clean water at the turn of a tap to almost 20,000 people in Vietnam.

Green Fiber Bottle. One step closer.

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.

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Discouraging drink-driving with discounted rides in Malaysia

Our team in Malaysia is supporting government efforts to change consumer mindsets and behaviour, discouraging drink driving.

Halving water usage at Fredericia brewery

At our Fredericia brewery, Denmark, we are constructing a state-of-the-art water-recycling plant to reuse 90% of process wastewater – a result of a public-private partnership with DRIP. It will provide learnings for our breweries around the world.

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Promoting sustainable agriculture through crop innovation

Scientists at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory in Copenhagen have been exploring the boundaries of crop science and perfecting the art of brewing since 1876. Today, they are turning their attention to sustainable agriculture to reduce climate risks in our supply chain. 

Alcohol-free beer on tap

People are increasingly looking for great-tasting alcohol-free brews (AFB) as a positive choice. In 2019, we saw a 7% volume growth of our AFBs, with our brands now available in 69 markets. We couldn’t have achieved this without our partners.

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From Super Bock to Super Doc

During Covid-19, our teams around the world found ways to thank healthcare workers, support hospitality and their local communities, including Super Bock Group – a Carlsberg joint venture in Portugal.

Making contaminated water drinkable in India

We’re working with Desolenator to bring clean water to a town in West Bengal, protecting the resources we share.

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Partnering to shrink our shared footprint

With 87% of our value chain carbon footprint outside our operations and direct control, partnering is key to reducing our beer-in-hand emissions.