Awards a toast to product innovations

Akiskalos raising a toast to celebrate the four awards won by Carlsberg Malaysia.

Carlsberg Malaysia and three of its brands — Carlsberg, Somersby and Royal Stout — won four awards respectively at The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) Awards, the Putra Brand Awards, the World Beer Awards and the International Beer Challenge 2019.

Judged by independent industry professionals and voted by consumers, these corporate and brand awards were awarded in recognition of commitments in business sustainability and product innovations.

Carlsberg Malaysia managing director Ted Akiskalos said, “The recognition for Carlsberg Malaysia and its award-winning brands is timely as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our establishment in Malaysia.

“A testament to our corporate excellence and product quality in our constant pursuit of being better, we strive to create even better beer enjoyment experiences for Malaysian beer lovers.”

At the The Edge Billion Ringgit Club (BRC) Awards, Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Bhd bagged the Best Corporate Responsibility Award for public listed companies with under RM10bil market capitalisation for financial year 2018.

This is the brewer’s second award following its maiden win in 2014.

The recognition lauds the brewer’s efforts in sustainability priorities named Together Towards Zero and its three-decade commitment in fundraising for the development of Chinese education via its flagship community engagement project — Top Ten Charity Campaign — which has to-date raised over RM536mil for more than 600 Chinese schools and educational institutions.

At the renowned Putra Brand Awards concluded last month, Carlsberg and Somersby were awarded Silver and Bronze respectively under the Beverage-Alcoholic category, thanks to votes by Malaysian consumers.

These accreditations mark the 10th consecutive win for Carlsberg and a third consecutive win for Somersby, which outperformed other ciders gaining recognition in the category.

Building on its recent inclusion in the FTSE Russell FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Index, Carlsberg Malaysia is now among the 71 leading Malaysian public listed companies that demonstrated strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices and performance.

“Our inclusion in the F4GBM Index is a humbling encouragement of our ongoing efforts towards responsible business practices, ” added Akiskalos.

“We are grateful for the endorsement from the investment community that acknowledges our efforts in sustainability and sound corporate governance.”

Carlsberg Malaysia is one among the three fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies and the only brewer to make it in the listing.

Boasting fine characteristics of rich roasted coffee and caramel taste, locally brewed Royal Stout bagged two international beer awards.

Regarded as the world’s most prestigious beer competition in its 23rd year, the International Beer Challenge awarded Royal Stout a Silver in the Stout/Porters category while the World Beer Awards credited Royal Stout as Winner for Malaysia in the taste category.

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