Our progress

Our very clear focus at Carlsberg UK is to grow our business in a sustainable way. This is key to securing our future in an increasingly
competitive market. The jobs of our people and those across our value chain, and the availability of our beers that so many of our consumers have come to love, depend on it.

We can only achieve this when sustainability is at the core. Our
sustainability plan, Together Towards ZERO, sets a clear approach and direction.

In 2019 we saw a total reduction in carbon emissions of almost 17%
since 2015. But there is much more to do to get to zero. In the same
period, driven by premiumisation of the portfolio, our overall efficiency has declined. Improving efficiency will remain a focus in 2020 and beyond, towards our goals of ZERO Water Waste and heading towards ZERO Carbon Footprint.


reduction in carbon emissions from brewery since 2015.


reduction in total water usage since 2015.


reduction in lost rate versus 2018.

Our actions towards ZERO

A better bottle

A better bottle

Probably the best beer in the world deserves nothing less than the best bottle! So when we launched the new perfectly balanced Carlsberg Danish Pilsner in March 2019, we worked closely with our glass suppliers to develop a bottle to be proud of. It’s not only embossed with our founder’s signature, but it’s 10g lighter than the one it replaced. In just the first year this saved over 134 tonnes of glass across the Carlsberg portfolio!

The alcohol-free revolution

The alcohol-free revolution

Next time you’re scanning the bar, you might spot something a little different – a 0.4% abv lager from our partners at Brooklyn Brewery. We’re committed to improving accessibility of great-tasting alcohol-free beers that don’t compromise on quality or taste. Now, with Brooklyn Brewery’s Special Effects available on tap, consumers won’t compromise on experience either.

A contribution to be proud of

A contribution to be proud of

In 2019, we commissioned research to establish the contribution to the UK economy of our 700 colleagues, and found that each Carlsberg UK employee created an additional 14 jobs in hospitality, one with suppliers and five in retail. That’s a massive 14,000 jobs created!

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