We minimise waste at every step by re-imagining, producing and distributing our products in ways that optimise and help preserve natural resources.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
In 2022, we were proud to launch an ambitious roadmap to eliminate Scope 1 & 2 emissions at our distillery in Midleton by 2026. Our journey towards a carbon neutral distillery is supported by a €50 million investment.
Our aim is to phase out the use of fossil fuels by reducing energy use and recycling waste heat in the distillation process to power the distillery.
Over time, remaining energy requirements will be fulfilled by generating power from renewable sources including green hydrogen and biogas.
Across our operations and office locations, we have made the switch to green electricity.
You can read more about our Carbon Neutral roadmap for Midleton Distillery here.
The 5 R’s of Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Respect are now embedded in our approach to developing packaging and Point of Sale material. Our key ambition is that all packaging will be 100% recyclable, compostable, reusable or bio-sourced by 2025.
We have a zero waste to landfill policy and have committed to introduce 25% recycled content in our plastic packaging by 2025.
Significant progress has been made in reducing, improving, and removing packaging across our portfolio of brands.
In 2022, Irish Distillers received a Gold Award in the ‘Plastic Pledge’ category at Repak’s Pakman Awards which recognises organisations excelling in sustainable packaging innovation and change.