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Beer powerhouse Carlsberg goes big on sustainability

By dailymail / Published on Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017 08:31 AM / No Comments

Brewing giant the Carlsberg Group has announced a raft of ambitious plans relating to sustainability, dubbed “Together Towards ZERO.”

In an announcement on Tuesday, the business said it would target zero carbon emissions at its breweries by 2030 and the 100 percent use of renewable electricity at its breweries by the year 2022.

Carlsberg added that it was looking to halve brewery water usage by 2030 against a 2015 baseline, and would also work with partners to improve water management in “high risk” areas around some breweries.

In a statement, the chief executive of the Carlsberg Group said that global challenges such as climate change and water scarcity required “strong collective action.”

“I’m certain that in achieving our targets we’ll create efficiency improvements, risk reduction and a more resilient business that exists in harmony with local communities and the environment,” Cees ‘t Hart went on to add.

Carlsberg said it had worked with an independent non-profit, the Carbon Trust, to set out science based targets for emissions reductions at levels which would help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.