Wednesday 25 November 2020

Drinks giant Diageo targets net zero direct operations by 2030

Drinks giant Diageo targets net zero direct operations by 2030

The British drinks giant Diageo has announced a ten year-plan to reach net zero in its direct operations by 2030.

The producer of brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Guinness has unveiled a range of 25 goals to achieve by 2030 - one of them is the commitment to harnessing 100% renewable energy and ensuring that every drink will need 30% less water to make than it does today.

The Scottish distilleries of Oban and Royal Lochnagar will both become carbon-neutral by the end of 2020 and the company is on track to achieve net zero in India by 2025.

The firm also has also pledged to deliver 150 community water projects and support more than 150,000 farmers with techniques to regenerate the land and build biodiversity.

Diageo has also committed to using 100% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2030.

Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive of Diageo, said: “As a global business, we are committed to playing our part to protect the future of our planet and to leading the way for others to follow.

"I am immensely proud of Diageo’s sustainability and responsibility achievements to date and this new, ambitious action plan will challenge us even further to deliver more over the critical decade to 2030.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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