Water is the most important ingredient in our production, making up more than 90% in every brew. Without it, there is no beer!

Globally, Carlsberg is committed to establishing partnerships to safeguard shared water resources in high-risk areas.

In 2018, water usage for production was reduced to 3.64 hl/hl compared to 3.66 hl/hl, mainly due to the optimisation of water usage in packaging lines, while minimising losses in packaging machinery.

We will work to implement and refine our ZERO water waste roadmap that includes the continued roll-out of existing wastewater recycling technology and searching for new wastewater recycling technologies.

We are well aware that the cleaning of equipment is where most water waste occurs. There are a number of projects in the pipeline that will continue into 2019.

System layout studies are currently in progress for:

  • Recycling of final discharge water from the waste water treatment plant for reuse in rough cleaning applications such as crate washing and screen cleaning
  • Recycling and reuse of reverse osmosis discharge water for drainage
  • Rainwater collection for toilet flushing and floor cleaning