Skip to main content
30th April 2024

Brewing for a better today and tomorrow: Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company releases 2023 ESG Report

Brewing for a better today and tomorrow: Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company releases 2023 ESG Report

The third ESG Report from Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has been published today, outlining the company’s progress against its Together Towards ZERO and Beyond sustainability targets in 2023.

The report demonstrates significant achievements in several key areas, including a 10% reduction in absolute brewery carbon emissions, as well as the first full updates on two new focus areas – ZERO Farming Footprint and ZERO Packaging Waste.

CMBC’s carbon reduction efforts to achieve ZERO Carbon Footprint by 2040 across its entire value chain by 2040 have continued to generate tangible results. Today, every pint of beer brewed by CMBC uses 22% less carbon than it did in 2015. As part of the global Carlsberg Group, CMBC’s initiatives in the UK have made a significant contribution to Carlsberg Group’s overall carbon reduction targets of 15% by 2022 and 30% by 2030.

Alongside CMBC’s efforts in environmental sustainability, the business has also improved diversity at the organisation – a key focus in 2023 – achieving the 2024 target of 30% women in senior leadership roles a full year early.

Paul Davies, CEO of CMBC said: “During our third full year as CMBC we have reached a number of important milestones in our sustainability journey. As we work Together Towards Zero and Beyond, the dedication of our teams and the partnerships we have formed across the industry play a vital part in delivering the important progress we’ve made up to now. From our breweries to our depots, customer service teams and head office colleagues, we all play our part to make CMBC a better business every day.

“It gives me a huge amount of satisfaction to know that pubs and retailers can choose to stock our brands and shoppers can add our drinks to their baskets safe in the knowledge that CMBC is taking positive actions to reduce its impact on the planet and create positive benefits for society.”

Key achievements for CMBC highlighted in the report include:

  • A reduction of 10% in absolute carbon emissions from our breweries and a reduction of 8.7% for relative emissions compared with 2022.
  • Collaborating with 23 partner farmers from across the UK to grow regenerative barley, impacting 1,736 hectares of land area – equivalent to 4,290 football pitches.
  • Using innovative Snap Pack packaging over 65% of all four- and six-can multipacks produced at the Northampton Brewery, with an aim to fully transition by the end of 2024.
  • The relaunch of Carlsberg 0.0, adding further choice for customers in the Low & No alcohol category.
  • Reducing Lost Time Accidents (LTAs) by 75% across all CMBC sites, compared to 2022
  • Rolling out Health and Safety leadership training to 1,690 people across the business.

To discover more about CMBC’s progress over 2023 and its ambitious targets under Together Towards ZERO and Beyond, read the full ESG report here.


Notes to Editors

  • Launched in 2022, Together Towards ZERO and Beyond (TTZAB) is an enhancement of the Carlsberg Group’s Together Towards ZERO programme, adding new targets for ZERO Farming Footprint and ZERO Packaging Waste, as well as expanding existing ambitions across the programme. To learn more about the TTZAB ambitions, visit the CMBC website here:

About CMBC 

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) is one of the UK’s largest brewers and the leading UK brewer of cask ale. With a brewery and logistics network covering the whole of the UK, we are a home of brewing expertise, defined by our heritage and strong values.

Our portfolio spans World Beer brands, premium lager and beloved Ales, including iconic names Carlsberg Danish Pilsner, 1664 and San Miguel, alongside cask favourites like Hobgoblin and Wainwright and rising stars 1664 Blanc, Poretti and Brooklyn craft beers. With an enviable selection of low and no alcohol options such as Carlsberg 0.0, Brooklyn Special Effects and Erdinger Alkoholfrei, we champion exceptional brews that are exciting drinkers everywhere, whatever their taste.

But our mission goes beyond beer. Every one of us has a passion for making a difference – delivering outstanding service to our customers, investing in our people, and innovating to reduce our sector’s impact on the planet and create positive benefits for the communities we operate in.

We are Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company. Brewing For a Better Today and Tomorrow.

Discover more at:

Please find a link to an accompanying image here.

Contact: Halliday, Edward,

Third-party news items that are posted on the Guild website’s news section come from press releases received by the Guild. These press releases are posted as they have been received and their publication on the Guild website is intended as an informational service provided to our members and website visitors. As such, the publication of a story from a third-party source is neither an endorsement of the content, nor its sender, by the Guild. For enquiries on any news item, please use the contact details that can be found at the bottom of each post.