Thursday 14 May 2020

Lion becomes ‘Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer’

Lion becomes ‘Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer’

Lion has announced it has become 'Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral brewer'.

The company says following an ambitious carbon reduction programme and the acquisition of certified carbon credits, it has now offset its remaining organisational carbon footprint across its Australian beer business.

Since setting a target to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025 from its 2015 baseline, Lion invested in energy efficiency initiatives, biogas utilisation, rooftop solar, sustainable grain sourcing and renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs).

It says it has achieved a 28% reduction in its overall carbon footprint of approximately 106,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in 2015 and has committed to using 100% renewable electricity to brew its beers by 2025.

Tasman Environmental Markets has provided Lion with a range of verified offsetting projects which focus on bush regeneration and the protection of habitat and food sources for native wildlife.

Stuart Irvine, Lion CEO, said: “By resetting our emissions to net zero, we’re sending a strong message to our people and our supply chain that we are deepening our collective responsibility to measure, manage and reduce our emissions and we remain fully committed to doing so, despite the challenges we are facing in our business and across the industry as a result of Covid-19.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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