altia distillery Finland

Altia targets carbon-neutral production by 2025

19 December, 2019

Altia has set out plans to make its production carbon-neutral by 2025. Its goals cover both Altia’s direct fossil emissions and those generated by purchased energy.

The company has published a Sustainability Roadmap extending to 2030, built around a circular economy and carbon-neutral production.

“Sustainability is a strategic priority and a key success factor for Altia,” said Altia CEO Pekka Tennilä.

“The basis of our products and export marketing is the barley processed at the Koskenkorva plant with the assistance of the circular economy and the pure, protected groundwater at Rajamäki. 

“We have already been able to reduce our CO2 emissions by more than half from the level in 2014, and we’re now aiming for a zero level.”

Petra Gräsbeck, communications director at Altia, added: “Our new Sustainability Roadmap sets ambitious numerical goals for our sustainability work until 2030. 

“The roadmap is based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and built on further developing our own operations rather than emission compensation measures.”

Sustainability goals:

Production at the Koskenkorva distillery to be carbon neutral by 2025.

Aiming to shift to fully renewable electricity over the next three years. 

Packaging will be fully recyclable by 2025 while the company also hopes to reduce its carbon footprint of packaging by 35% by 2030.

Altia also aims to provide all contract growers with training on carbon farming by 2025.

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