The sustainability of the environment plays a vital role within
Carlsberg Malaysia. The majority of our raw materials and
ingredients are sourced directly from nature. The continued
success of our business is directly linked to the health of the
environment. However, as we grow our environmental impact
increases. We are naturally always looking for ways to reduce
our impact on the environment and climate.
Carlsberg Malaysia has established an
environmental policy which complements
the Global Environment Policy. Our policy
has been constructed to contain corporate
policy and guidelines; significant environment aspects and impacts; legal and other industry requirements. It also
considers the views of our stakeholders including the authorities, external interested parties and our employees.
The Carlsberg Malaysia Environmental Policy and the Carlsberg Global Environment Policy form part of our Environment Manual which provides the direction for Environment Management System in the conduct of our business. It forms the basis for setting and
reviewing the Company’s environmental objectives and targets for continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
In 2008, Carlsberg Malaysia achieved certification to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, reflecting the commitment shown by the Management in pursuing the set environmental goals in a systematic and structured manner. We monitor our corporate risk on non-compliance of statutory and regulatory requirements related to the environment as categorised below:
- Environmental Quality Act 1974
- Clean Air Regulation 1978
- Scheduled Wastes Regulation 2005
- Sewage Regulation 2009
- Industrial Effl uent Regulation 2009
- Classifi cation, Packaging & Labelling (CPL) of Hazardous Chemicals Regulation 1997
- Atomic Energy License Act (AELA) 1984
- Poison Act 1952
- Enakmen LUAS
- Use & Standards of Exposure of Chemicals Hazardous to Health
(USECHH) Regulation 2000
Carlsberg Malaysia also conducts continuous cycle of risk assessment, internal auditing and detailed recording of non-compliances. The Company complies with all environmental requirements under the Department of Environment’s legal regulations. There were no environmental non-compliances, fines or penalties incurred during the reporting period.
At Carlsberg Malaysia, we minimise waste generation to avoid soil, water and air pollution. Uncontrolled land filling in any form is avoided. We also adhere to the 3Rs principle:
1.Reduce – Energy Management
schemes are conducted to reduce electricity and heat demand
2.Reuse – Bottles are returned to the brewery, cleaned and reused to minimise to use new bottles and resources
3.Recycle – Where possible, wastes such as paper, plastic and aluminium are recycled to minimise use of
When new packaging types are introduced to the marketplace, the
packaging choices are evaluated in a life cycle perspective where the overall environmental impacts are considered. We take an active role in improving and building environmentally friendly beverage packaging systems.
All the waste products (sludge, yeast, kieselguhr and spent grain) produced in our brewing process is disposed of through approved licensed contractors.
Environmental Awareness Programmes
Going beyond Green
On 31 March 2012, Carlsberg Malaysia supported the Earth Hour movement along with 20 Carlsberg companies worldwide for the fifth time. Non-essential lights at the brewery, sales depots, signage and office admin buildings were switched off for one hour.
We distributed a ‘Living Green Shelftalker’ to all employees as every good thing begins at home. This shelftalker reminds users who are away from their computers or other electronic devices for more than 30 minutes.
Biodiversity and Conservation
Carlsberg Malaysia’s long term commitment to preserve the environment has come a long way with the annual sponsorship
of maintaining the two female Asian elephants – Siti and Sibol at the National Zoo. To celebrate its 25th year partnership with the National Zoo, Carlsberg Malaysia pledged for another three years of support with a contribution worth RM45,000.
The ‘Fun Day at Zoo Negara’ on 7 July was a special occasion as employees and their children and members of the media
came forward to support the volunteer programme. Care for the animals was provided which includes exhibit cleaning,
food preparation and animal behavioural enrichment activities. The children were entertained with a story telling by the
Education Department and after to a contest of drawing Siti and Sibol.