Case Study - Diageo

01 Dec 2010

Diageo owns 28 malt distilleries; its most recent, Roseisle being formally opened in October 2010. The distillery was constructed using a combination of modern environmental technologies and traditional distilling techniques, making it the most environmentally sustainable Scotch whisky distillery. The majority of the by-products are recycled on site in a bioenergy facility, helping the distillery to generate most of its own energy and reduce potential CO2 emissions by approximately 13,000 tonnes (equivalent to 10,000 family cars) through direct savings on fuel use for steam raising.

Amongst a host of activities across Diageo's environmental sustainability agenda, which includes sustainable manufacturing, packaging, procurement and supply chain, the following two case studies highlight the role of innovation in tackling energy consumption in distilling.