Environmental Reporting & Carbon Reduction Plan

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Eunomia worked with International Beverage to measure its greenhouse gas emissions and identify the most effective ways to tackle its carbon footprint. Our recommendations, set out in an Action Plan, are supporting the company to meet its net zero commitments and targets.

International Beverage crafts distinctive single malt whiskies at its distilleries in Scotland – Balblair, Balmenach, Old Pulteney, Knockdhu, and Speyburn – as well as gin, and it is committed to finding more environmentally sustainable ways to produce its spirits.

The company asked Eunomia to calculate its carbon footprint, help improve carbon literacy across the business, and identify opportunities to reduce emissions from its operations. Our team visited the distilleries, held stakeholder workshops, and gathered data to measure greenhouse gas emissions for the financial year 2021-22.

Eunomia developed a long list of potential decarbonisation interventions, categorised by scope and business area. We assessed the impact, timing, cost implications, ease of implementation, and challenges associated with each.

For the Scope 1 and 2 interventions, we modelled the likely energy and carbon reduction per year at each distillery along with potential cost savings, revenue generation, capital costs, and payback periods.

Following a workshop with International Beverage to discuss the interventions, we modelled a decarbonisation pathway for reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions to Net Zero by 2040, in line with the Scotch Whisky Association target for the industry. We also provided guidance to help align the company’s sustainability strategy with international carbon reporting frameworks.

Working with Eunomia was incredibly easy. All members of the Eunomia team were happy to help with any questions we had and helped to ensure all relevant data was being captured to ensure a full carbon footprint was established for ourselves.

– Alan Mitchell, Director of Operations, International Beverage