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Sustainability at Carlsberg

Together Towards ZERO

Together Towards ZERO is our ambitious sustainability programme, expressing our vision for a better tomorrow at a time of serious challenges such as climate change, water scarcity and public health concerns. It consists of four ambitions: ZERO carbon footprint, ZERO water waste, ZERO irresponsible drinking and a ZERO accidents culture. Each of these is underpinned by individual and measurable targets, leading up to 2022 and 2030.

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Our actions towards ZERO

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Innovative Partnerships

We firmly believe in the power of innovative partnerships to deliver change. And in the coming years, collaboration will be more crucial than ever, as we seek to develop and deploy new solutions together with our partners.

We have deliberately set challenging targets with a view to increasing the pace of innovation and stimulating creativity along the value chain. Through collaborative action, we hope to create a virtuous circle of improvements within our business and among our suppliers and business partners.

Together, we can make it happen.

Our ambitions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for governments, civil society, businesses and the general public to act to end poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change.

Being interconnected, all the goals are important, but we focus our efforts on those where we can have the most impact. Based on our 2016 materiality assessment, we identified the 14 most relevant targets in 7 SDGs - 3, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 17.

ZERO Carbon Foorprint


By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.


By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.


Strenghten resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters.


Improve education, awareness-raising and capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

ZERO Water Waste


By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarity.


By 2030, implement integrated water resource management at all levels.

ZERO Irresponsible Drinking


Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including harmful use of alcohol.


By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

ZERO Accidents Culture


Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers.