OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
The Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad (Carlsberg Malaysia Group) believes that sustainability is everyone’s responsibility as the economic, environmental and social choices we make, affect all of us now and in the future. Sustainability is also central to our purpose ‘brewing for a better today and tomorrow’.
Our founder, J.C. Jacobsen, was committed to improving brewing and society, giving us the foundation for our purpose. Today, we build on his legacy through our sustainability priorities that of growing responsibly, while enhancing the quality of life for our consumers, employees and other stakeholders. All this is fundamental to our growth and imperative to defend our license to brew and operate in Malaysia.
This year’s Sustainability Statement underpins Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s commitment to undertaking business in a responsible and sustainable manner through our Economic, Environmental and Societal or EES performance. It covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2016 and the Group’s key sustainability activities in our Malaysia and Singapore operations.
Our Sri Lanka investment, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, an associate company in which we have a 25% stake, but no direct management control, is excluded.
This statement reflects the outcome of the Carlsberg Group’s materiality assessment emphasising the four most important sustainability areas,
which have also been adopted by our Malaysia and Singapore operations. These four priorities - Energy & Carbon, Water, Responsible Drinking and Health & Safety – will be presented in accordance with the Economic, Environmental and Social pillars as per Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad’s (Bursa Malaysia) recommended sustainability framework.
These priorities also support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Please refer to Our Sustainability Strategy on page 40 for detailed elaboration.
All data disclosed here is extracted from CSR Enablon, the online sustainability reporting platform used globally by all subsidiaries of the Carlsberg Group.
This Sustainability Statement is to be read in conjunction with the rest of Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad’s 2016 Annual Report, which highlights other financial and non-financial aspects of our business. To avoid content overlap, certain parts of this Statement may make reference to existing content within other sections of this Annual Report.
As a fundamental component of Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s core business strategies, we have developed our sustainability governance structure to facilitate cross-functional ownership
that drives compliance and performance.
In alignment with the Carlsberg Group’s global sustainability governance framework, we have a robust network of local Sustainability Policy Owners who work with Global Policy Owners to align on our priorities and approaches. At the same time, we monitor and report on the implementation of sustainability policies and guidelines. Within the Carlsberg Malaysia Group, our sustainability strategy is championed by the Managing Director with endorsement by the Board of Directors and Senior Management.
In line with the SAIL’22’s two enablers of ‘Create a Winning Culture’ and ‘Defend our License to Operate’, our principles and actions are governed by the Carlsberg Group’s seven Sustainability policies – Environment; Health & Safety; Labour & Human Rights; Community Engagement; Responsible Drinking; Marketing Communications; and Business Ethics. With the help of CSR Enablon, we track our performance in all policy areas on a scheduled basis, either monthly, quarterly, bi-annually or annually.