Prestigious accolades for brewer’s Probably The Best Brands portfolio and Sustainability initiatives
Kuala Lumpur, 10 October 2019 – In conjunction with its 50th anniversary this year, Carlsberg Malaysia and three of its brands – Carlsberg, Somersby and Royal Stout won four prestigious awards respectively at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) Awards, the Putra Brand Awards, the World Beer Awards and the International Beer Challenge 2019!
Judged by independent industry professionals and voted by consumers, these coveted corporate and brand awards were recognitions of its commitments in business sustainability and product innovations.
“These recognitions for Carlsberg Malaysia and its award-winning portfolio of brands are timely as this year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our establishment in Malaysia. A testament to our corporate excellence and product quality in constant pursuit of better, we strive to create even better beer enjoyment experiences for Malaysian beer lovers in line with our purpose of Brewing for a Better Today and Tomorrow”, said Ted Akiskalos, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.
At the prestigious The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) Awards held in September, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad bagged the Best Corporate Responsibility Award for public listed companies under RM10 billion market capitalization for financial year 2018.
This was the second award for the brewer following its maiden win in 2014. The recognition lauds the brewer’s relentless efforts for its sustainability priorities named Together Towards ZERO and its three decade long commitment in fundraising for the development of Chinese education via our flagship community engagement project – Top Ten Charity Campaign 《十大义演》, which has to date raised over RM536mil for over 600 Chinese schools and education institutions.
At the renowned Putra Brand Awards concluded last month, Carlsberg, Probably The Best Beer In The World and Somersby, Malaysia’s bestselling cider, were awarded Silver and Bronze respectively under the Beverage-Alcoholic category thanks to the votes of confidence and trust from Malaysian consumers.
These accreditations mark the tenth consecutive win for Carlsberg; and a third consecutive win for Somersby - which outperformed other ciders gaining recognition in the category.
Building on its recent inclusion in the FTSE Russell FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (“F4GBM”) Index, Carlsberg Malaysia is now among the 71 leading Malaysian public- listed companies that demonstrated strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and performance.
“Our inclusion in the F4GBM Index is a humbling encouragement of our ongoing efforts toward responsible business practices. We are grateful for the endorsement from the investment community that acknowledges our efforts in sustainability and sounds corporate governance.”, added Akiskalos. Carlsberg Malaysia is one among the three fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies; and the ONLY brewer to make it in the listing.
Boasting fine characteristics of rich roasted coffee and caramel taste, locally brewed Royal Stout bagged two international beer awards. Regarded as the world’s most prestigious beer competition in its 23rd year, the International Beer Challenge awarded Royal Stout a Silver in the Stout/Porters category; while the World Beer Awards credited Royal Stout as Winner for Malaysia under the taste category.
For more updates and activities by Carlsberg Malaysia and its brands, log on to https://carlsbergmalaysia.com.my/.