FDBusiness.com

Irish Distillers’ Sustainability Success Recognised

 Breaking News
  • Florette Further Expands its UK Business In line with its strategy to be a major player within the UK fresh produce category, Florette UK & Ireland (part of the French Agrial group) has acquired the Wigan site of MyFresh Prepared Produce, a producer of a wide range of salad and vegetable products. MyFresh, Wigan, which employs almost 300 people and was [...]...
  • FrieslandCampina Simplifies its Organisation Royal FrieslandCampina intends to simplify its organizational structure into four to be set up global business groups – Consumer Dairy, Specialised Nutrition, Ingredients and Basic Dairy. A less complex structure will enable FrieslandCampina to more decisively respond to the market developments and to innovate better with respect to strategic priorities. The objective of the new [...]...
  • Heineken’s Acquisition of Punch is Cleared The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has accepted proposals by Heineken to resolve concerns over its £402.7 million acquisition of Punch Taverns, one of the UK’s largest leased pub companies, with a portfolio of more than 3,500 pubs nationwide. In June, the CMA said that Heineken’s proposed purchase of part of the Punch Taverns estate [...]...
  • Changing Consumer Tastes Drive Long-term Global Sugar Market Slowdown The consumers’ shift away from sugar consumption is an important driver behind significant changes in the food and beverage industry. These changes will have long-term ramifications, including a likely slowdown in the worldwide sugar market, according to the latest report of Rabobank ‘Sweetness and Lite’. A combination of changing preferences, product reformulations and government pressure have [...]...
  • How is the Rise of E-Commerce Changing the Role of Physical Stores? The rise of the internet has allowed retailers to directly connect with consumers from beyond the physical store revolutionising the competitive space more than ever. The world recently saw the acquisition of Amazon and Whole Foods which sent shock waves through the retail industry. This unforeseen merger has put retailers under pressure more than ever [...]...
  • SPX FLOW Appoints Pierre Sbabo as Vice President, Food and Beverage in EMEA SPX FLOW has announced the appointment of Pierre Sbabo as the Vice President of its Food and Beverage business in EMEA. He comes from a strong background in the water and process technology markets with truly international experience. With a Master’s Degree in Marketing and International Business from ESC Chambery, Sbabo has worked for global leaders [...]...

Irish Distillers’ Sustainability Success Recognised

Irish Distillers’ Sustainability Success Recognised
May 13
10:56 2014

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, makers of the world’s leading Irish whiskey, Jameson, was the winner of the Amorim Sustainability Award at the recent 2014 Drinks Business Green Awards.

The judging panel – which included respected industry figures from the Fairtrade Foundation – took into consideration factors such as waste management practices, recycling efforts and companies’ achievements in reducing their environmental impact when judging the entries, with Irish Distillers coming top in the spirits category.

As one of the founding participants of the Bord Bia Origin Green initiative – an ongoing voluntary sustainability development programme that aims to demonstrate the commitment of Irish food and drink manufacturers to operating sustainably – Irish Distillers is one ofIreland’s most environmentally responsible companies. Its three-year Bord Bia Origin Green plan includes targets such as a 19% reduction in energy use, a 3% cut in water use, and the promotion of local biodiversity – all of which are on track*. In addition 20% of the recent Eur100 million investment in the company’s Midleton Distillery was committed to achieving excellence in sustainable production processes.

Anna Malmhake, chief executive of Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, comments: “Irish Distillers is committed to improving sustainability at all stages of the production of our family of Irish whiskeys, and this became integral to the recent expansion of the Midleton Distillery. To be recognised by the industry for our efforts to meet the goals set with Bord Bia is testament to our talented craftsmen at Midleton, who have embraced modern, innovative technology to reduce our environmental impact while maintaining the quality of the spirit that we are famous for.”

Irish Distillers is renowned for its work to reduce its environmental impact. The Midleton Distillery has reduced its carbon footprint by 55% over the past 20 years and has cut energy consumption by 42% in the last ten years. The company recycles 98% of all packaging waste from its Dublin bottling plant and has recently re-designed the Jameson packaging range to weigh 30% less, saving more than 1,500 tonnes of glass weight.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2017drinktec
  • September 13, 2017FI Asia
  • September 19, 2017PROCESS EXPO 2017
  • September 22, 2017Global Summit on Food & Beverages
AEC v1.0.4

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

Advertisements