Royal Unibrew complies with existing labour legislation and collective agreements, including enforcement of the freedom of association and assembly, the elimination of forced and compulsory labour and the use of child labour as well as the elimination of discrimination in respect of the employee’s gender, race, religious beliefs or political affiliation.

Within the broad area of human rights, Royal Unibrew has chosen to focus specifically on diversity among its own employees, as well as labour rights at Royal Unibrew and with trading partners

Royal Unibrew has an ongoing dialogue with its stakeholders and the public on this responsibility and seeks to keep focus on these areas through continuous improvements.


Continuous efforts are made to ensure workplace diversity. Traditionally, the brewery business is relatively male-­dominated, but Royal Unibrew works continuously to ensure a more equal gender representation. Royal Unibrew is also involved in other areas to eliminate discrimination; for example, we launched a project of attempting to bring newly arrived refugees into job activation in Faxe in 2016 in cooperation with the Municipality of Faxe.

It is Royal Unibrew’s aim that suppliers and partners should comply with Royal Unibrew’s ethical guidelines describing how human rights apply to Royal Unibrew’s business matters, and that these should be incorporated into the terms of trading with key suppliers.

As part of our dialogue with suppliers, we collect information from them to ensure that Royal Unibrew is not brought into conflict with its ethical guidelines.


There is a risk of ”biased” recruitment as compared to the demographic development, thus creating a corporate culture that does not reflect the surrounding world. This applies at all organisational levels.

In relation to Royal Unibrew’s activities, there is a risk that goods or services may be purchased from suppliers who do not live up to Royal Unibrew’s ethical guidelines for respecting human rights.


A target has been defined for the promotion of diversity at Royal Unibrew, including the achievement of a reasonable gender representation at top management level comprising the Executive Board and the executives just below, in order to achieve at least 40% representation of each gender.


The international management team comprised 65% (2015: 65%) men and 35% (2015: 35%) women in 2016.

Representation of men and women on the international management team

2016 2015
Women 35 % 35 %
Men 65% 65%


Royal Unibrew had newly arrived refugees in trial jobs in 2016.

The collection of information from Royal Unibrew’s suppliers in 2016 did not detect any non-compliance with Royal Unibrew’s ethical guidelines for respecting human rights.