Scotch Whisky sector supporting a low carbon economy
10 Dec 2015
The Scotch Whisky industry is committed to helping Scotland
reach its ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. The
Scotch Whisky industry launched its far-reaching Environmental
Strategy in 2009 - the first industry-wide strategy of its kind in
Scotland. Energy forms a core plank of the strategy - distillers
have committed to sourcing 20% of primary energy requirements from
non-fossil fuel by 2020 and 80% by 2050. We are currently standing
at 17%, so are well on our way to meeting the target.
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing non-fossil fuel
use remain the cornerstones of the Scotch Whisky industry's efforts
to drive our green agenda, to make manufacturing more sustainable,
while support a low carbon economy.
The full case study document can be downloaded