Leading Brewer Ranked First In CSR Commitment

Carlsberg Malaysia recognised at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club Corporate Awards



Shah Alam, August 19, 2014 – Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad Group (Carlsberg Malaysia), the leading brewer in Malaysia bagged the first prize in The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) corporate awards under the Best Corporate Responsibility (CR) initiatives.

Amongst 178 of 900 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of more than RM 1 billion, Carlsberg Malaysia topped the list with the best CR initiatives under the ‘below RM10 billion market capitalisation’ category.

Judges for the award category included Selvarany Rasiah, Bursa Malaysia Chief Regulatory Officer; Dorothy Teoh, CEO of The Edge Education Foundation; Philip Koh Tong Ngee, Board Member of World Vision International; and Ong Eng Bin, CEO of OCBC (Malaysia) Bhd.

Receiving the accolade from the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar, Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia commented that “we are proud that our efforts in CSR have been recognised and rewarded. We constantly try to raise the bar and make sure we stay ahead of the competition. Our CSR programme is an integral part of the way we do business and is not only helping the Malaysian society but also enhances our corporate performance.

“Our commitment to CSR and sustainability is instrumental to the success of our operations, whether it relates to streamlining our supply chain, developing innovative environmental activities or creating professional development opportunities for our employees. Our CSR framework, which encompasses four key areas, namely community, environment, marketplace and workplace, are governed and supported by eight CSR policies covering Labour and Human Rights, Marketing Communications, Health and Safety, Business Ethics, Community Engagement, Environment, Responsible Drinking and Supplier and Licensee Code of Conduct,” Andersen added.

In the financial year under review, Carlsberg Malaysia achieved some remarkable milestones, a testament to its significant progress and relentless commitment to CSR. Amongst others, the brewer has:

  • completed a suppliers’ assessment, in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy, to ensure that its suppliers do not practise any unethical behaviour such as child labour or discrimination,
  • reduced its environmental footprint by introducing a small lid for its can packaging, which is 6.7% lighter compared to previous packaging,
  •  achieved energy savings of 8% in 2013 by upgrading and installing energy motors in its cooling plant,
  •  reduced water consumption and continued optimisation of its waste water treatment plant anaerobic reactor operations, which helped to maximise biogas generation,
  • raised over RM469 million in school-building funds for 690schools nationwide through its flagship “Top Ten Charity Campaign” and “I love Chinese Education East Malaysia charity concerts”,
  • rolled out a new Drink Responsibly policy, and
  • launched a charitable foundation in Malaysia, J.C. Jacobsen Foundation, named after the founder of Carlsberg.

In addition to winning the top CSR prize at The Edge BRC Awards, Carlsberg Malaysia was also ranked third for “most profitable FMCG company” as well as “Best FMCG stock performance”.

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