Shah Alam, March 24, 2017 – Tomorrow, on March 25 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Carlsberg Malaysia, as part of the Carlsberg Group, joins millions of people and businesses across the globe to draw attention to climate change by switching off non-essential lights at the brewery and warehouse in Shah Alam as well as sales offices nationwide for one hour.
It is the tenth consecutive years that Carlsberg Malaysia pledges its commitment towards this global movement, calling all its employees to support the cause #JointheFuture. The brewer had recently published its 2016 Sustainability statement, as part of its 2016 Annual Report, which details the progress made during the past year in the areas of Energy and Carbon as well as Water.
“In 2016, we continued our efforts to improve our sustainability performance in our production plant by further reducing energy consumption, CO2 emissions and water usage. Reinforcing our purpose-driven culture of ‘Brewing for a better today and tomorrow’, we aim to deliver environmental performance that supports the UN Sustainable Goals – SDG 6.4: By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity as well as SDG 7.3: By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency” says Piotr Zając, Supply Chain Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.
Overall energy performance of the brewer in 2016 recorded an improvement of 3% in CO2 emissions, 4% reduction or 9.48 KWh/hl in electricity consumption and 5% lower or 20.3 KWh/hl in thermal energy compared to year 2015. The change from paper carton packaging to a lighter plastic shrink wrap packaging in 2016 has contributed to a lower CO2 emissions and reduction of 261 tonnes of paper waste. 90% of its total returnable glass bottles are recycled and refilled in 2016 to optimise the need to use new bottles and resources.
As part of its continuous improvement efforts to reduce waste disposal, the brewer invested a yeast press equipment to improve the performance of the waste water treatment plant by splitting water and sludge at a higher efficiency level. The brewer improved its water efficiency consumption to 3.70 hl/hl of water used to brew one hectolitre of beer in 2016
By taking part in the Earth Hour campaign, Carlsberg Malaysia acknowledges its commitment, not only to Earth Hour itself, but also to its overall goals in the fields of combatting climate change, sustainable growth and environmental stewardship.
Visit http://www.carlsbergmalaysia.com.my/web/csr/cs_growingresponsibility to learn more about Sustainability at Carlsberg Malaysia.