Our Budget Submission to HM Treasury sets out the case for a duty freeze on Scotch Whisky in the 2018 Autumn Budget. It is time to back our winners, and stop the Scotch Super Tax.
Collaborative supply chain research is powerful in achieving shared environmental benefits for the Scotch Whisky industry. The success of the five-year project ‘Genetic Reduction of Energy Use and Emission of Nitrogen through Cereal Production’ - GREEN Grain, completed in 2010, illustrates such benefits.
The family-owned premium spirits company was the first Scotch Whisky producer to generate energy from whisky by-products at its Girvan site. The site is strategically important to William Grant & Sons, producing grain whisky that forms the heart of the popular Grant’s blended whisky, Ailsa Bay Malt Whisky and Hendrick’s Gin. It
also houses offices, a cooperage and over 40 warehouses.
In the five years since, through a process of setting strong targets and by engaging employees in the drive towards sustainability, Diageo has
reduced the amount of waste it sends to landfill by 97%, achieving an overall reduction from 2,735 tonnes per annum to 85 tonnes.
One of Scotland’s most sustainable organisations has made the shortlist for this year’s Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards.
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the industry trade body, is among the 34 companies shortlisted for this year’s awards.
The rich heritage of Scotch Whisky, Scotland’s national drink, will be explored in a major exhibition opening at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 29 November.
The Statistical Report presents information about the activities of the Scotch Whisky industry during 2011.
Scotch Whisky exports increased in value by 12% in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, according to figures published today by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).
The Scotch Whisky industry is on course to meet its ambitious environmental targets, from use of non-fossil fuel to waste management.