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GHG Emissions, Industrial, Sourcing Renewables  -  February 11, 2021

Carlsberg Group advances on 2022 goal with 7% emissions cut

The Carlsberg Group announced in its new sustainability report that it cut relative carbon emissions across its total value chain by 7% and across its breweries by 12% between 2015 and 2019.

The beer manufacturer plans to achieve its target of cutting total value emissions 15% by 2022 and 30% by 2030 based on its current progress. Three more of its breweries achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, bringing its total number to eight. 

“2020 was a challenging year for our business, our customers and our people all around the world,” CEO Cees t’ Hart said in a statement. “At Carlsberg, we continued our efforts to help communities in this challenging time, while working to reach our ambitious targets to cut carbon and water waste. We will not let COVID-19 throw us off course. We’re on track to meet our 2022 targets, and since 2015 we’ve reduced our brewery emissions by 39%, cut our beer-in-hand footprint by 7%, and brought down our water use by 18% for every hectolitre of beer produced.”

By the end of 2020, 64% of the company’s electricity use came from renewable sources, making progress toward its goal to source 100% clean energy by 2022. Other sustainability achievements over the past year included a 7% improvement in water efficiency since 2019 and partnerships to protect water sources in vulnerable regions like India and Nepal.


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