In Carlsberg Malaysia Group, the Senior Supply Chain Director and management team oversees implementation of the ZERO Carbon Footprint sustainability roadmap. In line with the Carlsberg Group’s goals, our Malaysia operations have set annual targets based on the Group’s ambition of ZERO carbon emissions at our brewery in Shah Alam, Selangor.
Our iconic Shah Alam brewery entered its 48th year since commissioning. We are committed to constant reinvestments to meet demand while reducing carbon footprint impact including optimising equipment and operations, ongoing product innovation, research and development (R&D) and increasing efficiencies within our capacity.
Carlsberg Group’s aim is to achieve ZERO carbon emissions at all breweries by 2030 with a 30% reduction in “beer-in-hand” emissions by 2030.
Its next milestone in 2022 includes a 50% reduction in emissions and a switch to 100% renewable electricity, plus eliminating coal as an energy source. The Group also aims to reduce our beer-in-hand carbon footprint by 15%, have 100% low-impact cooling, and to establish 30 global partnerships with suppliers by 2022, leading to a reduction of our shared carbon footprint.
In line with these ambitions, Carlsberg Malaysia Group targets a 5% reduction in thermal and electricity usage year-on-year and a complete replacement of R22 – a high-climate-impact refrigerant gas – by 2022 in stages.
Our focus remains on energy efficiency in brewing, an area we directly control and maintain within our ISO 14001:2015 certification. The biggest challenge we face to meet the Carlsberg Group’s ambitions is on renewable electricity, as the only available source of electricity is from the local grid which relies mostly on fossil fuels.
We continue to work with our partners on a long-term basis to address carbon-reducing measures in packaging, raw materials, logistics, and outlet operations (e.g. low-impact refrigeration).