Committed to building an inclusive culture

Cecilia Lundgren, DE&I Council Chair & CFO, Western Europe, Carlsberg Group

 IWD 2023

At Carlsberg, we are committed to building an inclusive culture.

We know that progress on DE&I is integral to nurture our purpose-led performance-driven culture, leading to fulfilled employees and improved business results.

Brewing is of course historically male-dominated, so naturally we feel especially responsible to #EmbraceEquity in our industry.

We know we have a significant responsibility to advance our commitment to gender equity and women’s empowerment.

We have been working hard to #EmbraceEquity and break down structural barriers in our organisation.

We have undertaken a critical evaluation of our recruitment process, and people policies.

We are focusing on our listening agenda, with our senior leaders taking part in Candid Conversations; hearing colleagues’ DE&I experiences first-hand. We have invested in Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership training for our top 350 executives.

In 2022, we launched WelcomeYou – our commitment to ensuring Carlsberg is a place where each of us belongs and where we can be at our best.  

This year, we are launching a sponsorship programme for women.

A fundamental part of what we do in the DE&I Council is to ensure that the leaders in our organisation take ownership for the DE&I agenda and drive our inclusive culture.

We are still at the beginning of our journey, but we will continue to #EmbraceEquity and to work towards our target of having at least 40% women in senior leadership positions.




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