Carlsberg Malaysia’s efforts were acknowledged in various Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related awards held recently, wrapping up the year on a high note as Probably the Most Memorable Year for the brewer as it celebrates its 175th anniversary globally.
Carlsberg Malaysia is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Carlsberg Danish Pilsner produced locally in the Shah Alam facility, the first brewery built outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2022.
Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia, Stefano Clini expressed gratitude for these recent winnings, “Carlsberg Malaysia is truly humbled by these recognitions, as we strive to live by their Purpose of ‘Brewing for a Better Today and Tomorrow’. These achievements are not ours alone, rather it is a cumulation of the tireless efforts of our employees, consumers, customers, industry peers and other stakeholders who have supported us throughout this journey of continuous improvement. Rest assured that this will serve as an impetus for us to reaffirm our commitment to the collective action needed to achieve our ESG ambition of ‘Together towards ZERO and Beyond’ as we sail towards 2023.”
The brewer got the prestigious HR Asia ‘Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022’ Award, a recognition programme for organisations that have been chosen as one of Asia’s employers of choice by their employees. The award recognises organisations with the finest HR practises and strong levels of employee engagement in 14 markets throughout the region.
A whopping 23,000 Malaysian undergraduates from more than 100 private and public universities nationwide voted Carlsberg Malaysia as the Most Preferred Graduate Employers to Work for in 2022 – Liquor category in the Graduates’ Choice Award – Malaysia’s most authoritative graduate employer branding award.
This is the brewer’s fourth consecutive win since the year 2020. Employers are given recognition for their dedication and efforts in enhancing their employer branding in public and private universities across the nation.
In the 2021 ACGS Corporate Governance Scorecard, Carlsberg Malaysia received the ASEAN Asset Class Award – Malaysia (ACGS). The ACGS is a rating based on publicly accessible data that is compared to worldwide best practises. It evaluates PLCs’ corporate governance disclosures and best practises in six participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
In early December, UN Global Compact Network Malaysia & Brunei (UNGCMYB) presented the brewer with recognitions for two categories – ‘Partnership for the Goals’ and ‘Pioneer Sustainable Development Action’ – at the UNGCMYB Sustainability Performance Awards.
Under the ‘Partnership for the Goals’ category, Carlsberg Malaysia was recognised for its strong collaborations and partnerships with e-hailing providers such as Grab, Riding Pink and AirAsia ride, as well as chauffeur-on-call service providers Lailah and Buddy Driver, under its #CELEBRATERESPONSIBLY annual campaign.
The nationwide campaign is in its seventh consecutive year and continues to advocate responsible enjoyment of beer in conjunction with Global Beer Responsible Day, as part of their commitment towards ZERO Irresponsible Drinking.
Carlsberg Malaysia was also recognised for the category of ‘Pioneer Sustainable Development Action’. The iconic Carlsberg glass bottles are not only designed to provide consumers with a better beer experience but also to minimise environmental impact.
The brewer’s packaging efforts which increase lifespan and improve the recyclability of the bottles fall under its ZERO Carbon Footprint and ZERO Packaging Waste priorities.
Carlsberg Malaysia is also the first brewer in Malaysia to pledge to respect the Ten Principles of the UNGC and to advance the UNSDGs in its business strategy.
Carlsberg Malaysia clinched the Silver category for Excellence Awards (Companies with RM2 – 10 Billion in Market Capitalisation) for the National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) 2022. To date, Carlsberg Malaysia remains a counter of note within FTSE Russell’s FTSE4GOOD Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index and achieved a Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) ESG rating of “AA”.