Diageo Takes Stride Towards Climate Change Goal with First Carbon Neutral Distillery

Global beverage leader Diageo announced today that its new Kentucky whiskey distillery, which will distill Bulleit, is expected to be carbon neutral – one of the largest in North America, and a first for Diageo. Reinforcing Diageo’s global commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and addressing climate change, the site will be powered by 100% renewable electricity, with a capacity to produce up to 10 million proof gallons per year.  Diageo Lebanon Distillery Infographic Diageo Lebanon Distillery Electrode Boilers Rendering The new distillery, which is currently under construction in Lebanon,…

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Diageo announces creation of world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle

Diageo has created the world’s first ever 100% plastic free paper-based spirits bottle, made entirely from sustainably sourced wood. The bottle will debut with Johnnie Walker, the world’s number one Scotch Whisky, in early 2021. It has been created through a new partnership with Pilot Lite, a venture management company, to launch Pulpex Limited, a new world-leading sustainable packaging technology company. To ensure that the technology can be used in every area of life, Pulpex Limited has established a partner consortium of world leading FMCG companies in non-competing categories including…

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Diageo Launches Holiday Social Media Campaign Encouraging Consumers To Never Drive Impaired

Diageo North America unveils its new #JOINTHEPACT social media campaign in an effort to prevent drunk driving during the holiday season and support the company’s global ambition to collect 50 million pledges to never drive impaired. Leveraging hard-hitting statistics about the effects of drunk driving, underpinned by the value of “freedom” as a powerful message, the campaign encourages consumers to exercise their own right to make important life-saving choices, including a pledge to never drive impaired. “The notion of freedom is a privilege, and the need for positive thinking and action…

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Diageo commits to a renewable future in Africa

Diageo is investing £180 million in renewable energy resources across its African sites to ensure its breweries are the most carbon and water efficient possible. This commitment represents Diageo’s largest environmental investment in a decade confirming our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and addressing climate change. Here are the highlights of what is happening: The investment will touch 11 of Diageo’s African brewing sites It will deliver new solar energy, biomass power and water recovery initiatives. It will bring new infrastructure designed to improve the long-term sustainability of Diageo’s…

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Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola and Nestlé pledge to clean up plastic in Africa

Diageo, Unilever, Coca Cola and Nestlé have launched a scheme to rid Africa of plastic waste. The Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance, which was announced by the international consumer goods companies at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, sets out to improve the collection and recycling of plastic waste and in doing so, create jobs and provide a boost to businesses. It will see the companies, which are each responsible for a significant volume of plastic packaging being produced each year, work to help their local subsidiaries engage in public-private partnerships…

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