Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Brands has unveiled its first official environmental sustainability strategy for the next 10 years.
The decade-long plan focuses on four key areas: water, emissions, waste and conservation.
Using science-based research, Heaven Hill’s goals include improving water efficiency by 15% and reducing carbon emissions from operations by 30%, with an aim to eventually reach zero carbon emissions.
Furthermore, Heaven Hill will work to eliminate 10% of waste generated by operations, reduce virgin plastic in bottles by 50% and create zero-waste visitor experiences.
In order to conserve ecosystems that support the business, Heaven Hill will also sponsor the planting of 5,000 trees of ‘substantial size’ in local communities, supporting sustainable white oak supplies and sustainable agriculture.
Rachel Nally, Heaven Hill Brands manager of environment and sustainability, said: “Heaven Hill has always strived to be a good partner in our communities and to be a good steward of the natural resources used to create our products.
“Cultivating sustainable and thriving communities is important for our employees, our partners, and our neighbours.
“We are passionate about this next era in our commitment to responsibly use natural resources, reduce energy use, safely dispose waste and conserve the ecosystems that support our business.”
Heaven Hill also said ‘significant’ investments in production, new technology and training initiatives were under way.
Via The Spirits Business