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ZERO carbon footprint



Climate change is a pressing issue, so we need to take action.
We will focus on reducing impacts at our breweries – eliminating carbon emissions through the use of climate-friendly technologies, and engaging our value chain to reduce our beer-in-hand carbon footprint.


What we do?


Carbon consumption

The efficient use of carbon dioxide enabled us to significantly cut its consumption at our production sites and improve our production output


time a year Carlsberg Ukraine reaffirms its compliance with the international ISO standards


reduction in our overall energy consumption in 2018 compared to 2017


reduction of our overall thermal energy consumption in 2018 compared to 2017

Climate change is threatening the quality of life and health of people around the world. We strive to act decisively to reach the zero carbon footprint. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate has issued critical warnings about global warming at 2 ° C and above.

We aim to reduce the carbon footprint and act in accordance with the Paris Agreement. The main objective of the Paris Climate Agreement is to prevent the global average temperature rise above 2 ° C (preferably not more than 1.5 ° C) relative to the pre-industrial revolution.

Carlsberg Ukraine has successfully implemented and is operating an integrated management system compliant with the international standard ISO 14001, which sets out international requirements for environmental management systems.

The integrated management system constitutes a systemic and rational approach to management and allows making the most optimal strategic and operational decisions, which cover all significant areas of the business that drive the efficient performance of the organization, both in terms of quality and in terms of environment, health and safety protection.



Biogas consumption

For several years in a row, we have been putting effort into reducing the consumption of natural resources at our production sites. Over the last three years, we have achieved great results in reducing energy consumption without compromising the production environment

In 2018, Carlsberg Ukraine has been able to significantly reduce the use of natural gas, thanks to an alternative source of energy - biogas.

Biogas is produced by sewage treatment at sewage treatment plants before being discharged into the city sewage system. In 2018, 11.9% of natural gas was replaced by biogas.


We maintain a high level of glass bottle recycling

Carlsberg Ukraine reuses glass bottles to reduce CO2 emissions, conserve natural resources, and reduce landfill growth.

In 2018, Carlsberg Ukraine reused about 132 million glass bottles, accounting for 44% of its secondary volume of beer in glass containers.



of natural materials (including 0.59 t of quartz sand, 0.172 t of limestone, 0.186 t of sodium bicarbonate and 0.072 t of feldspar) is needed to produce 1 t worth of new bottles


of energy is needed to produce 1 t worth of new bottles. The amount of energy used to make just one bottle is enough to power a PC for 7 hours or an energy-saving lamp for 24 hours


is the new-to-recycled-bottle cost ratio, that is, such packaging is more than twice as cheap. This difference affects the produce price for the end consumer


Carlsberg Group

presented a new design of the biodegradable bottle made of wood fiber at the Sustainable Brands 2016 Copenhagen conference

“Activating Purpose” towards a sustainable future

Carlsberg Group presented a new design of the biodegradable bottle made of wood fiber at the Sustainable Brands 2016 Copenhagen conference aimed at inspiring business success through innovation and “Activating Purpose” towards a sustainable future.

As part of the work of the Carlsberg Circular Community, Carlsberg kicked off the development project in 2015 with Danish packaging company EcoXpac to develop a beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fiber. The fiber comes from environmentally friendly sources where felling is compensated by planting new trees. The first prototype of a fiber-based bottle was revealed in January 2015 by Professor Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

At the end of 2019, the Carlsberg Group will reintroduce an improved biodegradable bottle design and showcase new developments to modernize it.

New design

The new design of the beer bottle was developed with Carlsberg’s partners in the Carlsberg Circular Community as well as CP+B Copenhagen and Kilo, a Danish industrial design studio. The prototype, which has been prepared based on the distinctive Carlsberg design, shows how the bottle might look like when it hits the market.

The Green Fiber Bottle will be a landmark in sustainable innovation. Its fibers will come from responsibly managed sources, with trees replanted at the same rate that they are harvested. While the bottle will degrade into environmentally non-harmful materials if discarded randomly, the intention is that it will form part of a proper waste management system, just like today’s bottles and cans.

The three year project is supported by Innovation Fund Denmark and the Technical University of Denmark. The Green Fiber Bottle is scheduled to be test-launched in a pilot market in 2018.

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