Carlsberg Group intends to eliminate carbon emissions and reduce water consumption by 50% at its breweries by the end of 2030.

The new initiative is part of its new sustainability programme Together Towards Zero. As part of this new initiative, the company is planning to use renewable electricity across all its breweries by 2022.

Together Towards Zero has been initiated in response to increasing consumer demand for sustainable products to address some of the global challenges such as climate change, water scarcity, and public health issues.

This initiative is part of Carlsberg Group’s SAIL’22 strategy and consists of Zero carbon footprint, Zero water waste, Zero irresponsible drinking, and Zero accidents culture.

The programme is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and sets out to deliver emission reductions beyond levels set in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

"Global challenges such as climate change and water scarcity require strong collective action."

Carlsberg Group's chief executive officer (CEO) Cees 't Hart said: “Global challenges such as climate change and water scarcity require strong collective action, and with Together Towards ZERO we’re setting new industry standards for science-based and partnership-driven sustainability as part of our SAIL’22 strategy.

“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.

“Our clear targets and ambitions reflect the mentality of our founders to always strive for perfection and contribute to society through science. The world needs leadership, which is why we've made it a top priority to improve the world of tomorrow in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”