Carlsberg releases 2014 CSR report

Global brewery giant Carlsberg has released its 2014 CSR report and Economic Contribution report.

Carlsberg’s current programme of activities is led by improvements to environmental efficiency and significant packaging redesign to develop he world’s first 100% biodegradable, wood-fiber beer bottle – the Green Fiber Bottle – and Cradle-to-Cradle certification of cans in the UK.

Environmental efficiency was down year-on-year (YoY) with the inclusion of new facilities in China and India that led to increases in water and energy usage as well as CO2 emissions; two, five and 10%, respectively.

However, Carlsberg remains on track to meet 2017 environmental efficiency targets.

The Carlsberg Circular Community continues to make good progress alongside its six founding partners, using cooperation and the Cradle-to-Cradle® (C2C) framework to design packaging that is optimised for the circular economy. In 2014 Carlsberg achieved C2C certification for its Carlsberg and Somersby cans in the UK.

Significantly, the Carlsberg Group has detailed the full extent of its economic contribution to society – by creating jobs, growth and a range of government revenues.

The Carlsberg Group employs more than 46,000 people directly, with nine more jobs created indirectly for each person employed by Carlsberg. 81.1bn DKK (approx. 11bn EUR) in added value was also generated by the production and consumption of the Carlsberg Group’s products.

The Carlsberg Group CSR report is produced following Global Reporting Initiative standards and selected indicators are assured by KPMG.

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