Edrington was created to be a company that makes a positive contribution to the communities in which we live and work. We have worked for more than a century and a half to build a responsible and sustainable business.
In a world of seven billion people who depend on shared natural resources, today’s consumers expect sustainability to be at the heart of a responsible business. Edrington believes that we can achieve more by working together and so Edrington structures its sustainability agenda around the Scotch Whisky Association’s Environmental Strategy, which is considered to be the only one in Scotland embracing an entire business sector.
Launched in 2009, the SWA’s environmental strategy sets ambitious targets driving sustainability. In addition to this, where it is appropriate for our business, Edrington aligns its sustainability agenda to the principles of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
This report details Edrington’s sustainability programmes for the year to 31 March 2019. Its six target areas of Promoting Responsible Consumption, Great People, Giving More, Protecting Water Resources, Cutting our Carbon Footprint and Working with Suppliers are each aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We will report on progress on these in 2020.