Carlsberg China hits 100% renewable electricity target

Carlsberg China

Carlsberg has achieved 100% renewable electricity use in China, helping to build a greener industry in the country.

The Danish brewer has cut carbon emissions by 74.9% and water consumption by 26.9% over the last five years.

The Dazhulin Brewery in Chongqing currently has a water consumption rate of 2.19 hectolitre, which is the highest level in the Chinese beer sector.

Lee Chee Kong, president of Carlsberg China, said: “China has set the goal of reaching peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2060. Carlsberg is willing to contribute to this great goal and leading low-carbon change.”

Carlsberg launched its ‘Together Towards Zero’ sustainability program in 2017.

Last month, Carlsberg reported a 7% decrease in relative carbon emissions across its total value chain – the beer-in-hand footprint – from 2015 to 2019.

Across its breweries it saw a 12% reduction in relative carbon emissions and 7% improvement in water efficiency since 2019.

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