Sustainability at Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company

When he founded Carlsberg in 1847, J.C. Jacobsen set a clear purpose: “to develop the art of making beer to the greatest possible degree of perfection.”

Today, being the best isn’t just about having the best-tasting beer. We face extraordinary challenges of climate change, water scarcity and public health. We must take bold action now to secure the future of our business and the planet.

Launched in 2022, Together Towards ZERO and Beyond is an enhancement of our Together Towards ZERO programme, adding new targets for ZERO Farming Footprint and ZERO Packaging Waste, as well as expanding our existing ambitions across the programme.

CMBC is brewing for a better today and tomorrow. We are dedicated to realising this by engaging with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics most material to our business, to make a difference to society.

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Driving ambitious corporate climate action

We have set science based targets to the more ambitious 1.5°C level of the Paris Climate Agreement, including ZERO emissions from our brewery by 2030. We will achieve a 30% cut in the carbon footprint of our entire value chain – our beer-in-hand footprint – by 2030, and reach net ZERO across our value chain by 2040.  We focus on where we have the greatest influence and impact.

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Our actions towards ZERO and Beyond

Introducing new Carlsberg Snap Pack, with no plastic rings

Introducing new Carlsberg Snap Pack, with no plastic rings

We’re constantly trying to make everything about our beers even better. For three years we worked with partners, looking at how to get rid of plastic rings on packs of cans. The solution sounds simple: sticking them together. But the impact is massive, halving plastic use from brewery to store.

Improving recyclability and cutting carbon with Greener Green inks

Improving recyclability and cutting carbon with Greener Green inks

Alongside the Snap Pack, we launched our new Greener Green ink on the bottle labels and outer packaging of our new Carlsberg Danish Pilsner. With the switch, we became the first large corporation to introduce Cradle to Cradle Certified™ ink at the Silver level on our labels. This means they’re more easily recyclable and made with renewable energy. Now we are looking at how to achieve Gold level certification. 

The best job for the world. Probably

The best job for the world. Probably

At the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, where the pH scale was created and the first pure yeast extracted for brewing, a team of young scientists – some of the world’s brightest postdoctoral researchers – is working on the next breakthrough in cutting water waste and carbon emissions.