Our progress

Our very clear focus at Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company (CMBC) 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 and Beyond, sets a clear approach and direction.

We’ve made new commitments to work towards ZERO Farming Footprint and ZERO Packaging Waste, as well as expanded existing ambitions across our programme.

CMBC has already taken positive action by introducing of our innovative Snap Pack to reduce plastic waste, reduced carbon emissions at our Northampton brewery by 21% since 2015, and improved water efficiency across all our breweries.

But there is much more to do to get to ZERO. Improving efficiency will remain a focus for CMBC, as we work Together Towards ZERO and Beyond to capture opportunities and fulfil our purpose of brewing for a better today and tomorrow. 


reduction in carbon emissions from our Northampton brewery since 2015.


reduction in total water usage from our Northampton 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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