Flor de Caña aims high with pledge to plant 1m trees

Sustainably produced rum brand Flor de Caña is reiterating its commitment to the environment by pledging to plant more than one million trees by 2025. Flor de Caña, a carbon neutral and Fair Trade-certified premium rum, has already planted almost 750,000 trees since 2005 through its own annual reforestation initiative. To build on this further, the brand has now teamed up with environmental charity One Tree Planted to launch a global reforestation campaign that aims…

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Suntory Holdings sets ‘aggressive’ green goals

Yamazaki whisky producer Suntory Holdings has outlined plans to cut the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Suntory intends to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as part of its Environmental Vision Toward 2050 plans, which were first announced in 2020. As part of this, Suntory will work to reduce emissions by 50% from its direct operations and by 30% across its entire value chain. Tak Niinami, CEO of Suntory Holdings,…

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Native’s Vijay Mudaliar on championing local ingredients

Native, the Singapore bar run by Vijay Mudaliar, recently won a prestigious TOTC award. But while the venue enjoys international acclaim, the bartender tells SB why home ingredients are vital. *This feature was originally published in the December 2020 issue of The Spirits Business Since opening four years ago, Singapore’s Native has garnered a reputation for championing local seasonal ingredients in creative cocktails. But despite gaining industry‐wide recognition, owner Vijay Mudaliar still seems surprised that…

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The distillers embracing sustainable practises

Sustainability can no longer be an afterthought in spirits production. With the environment high on the priority list for consumers, The Spirits Business explores how brands are taking a long-term approach to becoming more eco-friendly. *This feature was originally published in the December 2020 issue of The Spirits Business Over the past decade, spirits producers have increasingly made sustainability a priority. As consumers become more conscious of their impact on the environment, brands have responded…

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Cooper King unveils first carbon-negative English gins

Yorkshire-based Cooper King Distillery has produced what are thought to be England’s first carbon-negative gins. The distillery’s Dry Gin and Herb Gin have been certified carbon neutral, meaning the production of the two products removes more carbon from the atmosphere than what is released. Cooper King reduced the carbon footprint of the two gins as far as possible, before offsetting the rest with verified carbon credits from Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard programme. Furthermore, 1kg of…

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