Diageo opens its first carbon neutral whiskey distillery in North America

Global beverage leader Diageo has opened its first carbon neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky.  The site will support the local community with 30 full-time jobs while also sourcing 100% non-GMO corn locally. The 72,000 square-foot facility has the capacity to produce up to 10 million proof gallons per year and has begun distilling Bulleit Bourbon using electrode boilers that are powered by 100% renewable electricity throughout the cooking, distillation, and dry house processes. Bulleit is the first and lead brand being produced at the Diageo Lebanon Distillery –and supplements existing…

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Coca-Cola Europacific Partners announces its two first carbon neutral manufacturing sites

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) is announcing that two of its manufacturing sites have been certified as carbon neutral[1]. The sites at Jordbro in Sweden and Vilas del Turbón in Spain are CCEP’s first carbon neutral sites, and are part of a pilot programme that aims for at least six CCEP sites to become carbon neutral certified according the international standard PAS 2060[2] by the end of 2023.   This programme is a key part of CCEP’s emission reduction target that focuses first on reducing its own value chain emissions before…

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Lidl GB Sets Ambitious Climate Targets And Will Become Carbon Neutral By 2022

Lidl GB has announced that, as part of wider commitments made by the Schwarz Group, it has set ambitious climate targets, and will become carbon neutral by 2022. The discounter aims to reduce CO2 emissions from its own operations (Scope 1 & 2), aligned to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. By 2030, Lidl internationally aims to reduce its operational emissions by 80% (compared to 2019) across all countries it operates in. To achieve this, Lidl will focus on cutting carbon emissions across its stores and distribution centres, including through…

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KitKat to be carbon neutral by 2025, boosting sustainability efforts

KitKat, has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025. KitKat aims to reduce the emissions generated through the sourcing of its ingredients, the manufacturing of the product and its distribution by more than 50% as part of the plan.   Most emissions occur when producing KitKat’s ingredients like cocoa and milk. The brand will reduce these emissions as much as possible through initiatives like restoring forests and supporting a transition to regenerative agriculture.   For any emissions that cannot be eliminated, the brand will invest in high quality offsetting based on natural…

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HEINEKEN aims to be carbon neutral in production by 2030 and full value chain by 2040

HEINEKEN has announced a new ambition to decarbonise its own production by 2030 and its full value chain by 2040. This is the first in a series of refreshed Brew a Better World ambitions, which form an important part of the company’s new EverGreen balanced growth strategy. In this Decade of Action, we are committing to accelerating our actions to address climate change. We aim to be carbon neutral in our production sites by 2030 in order to meet the 1.5°C goal set by the Paris Agreement. We will further reduce our emissions through…

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