We have a long-term vision to be more sustainable in all we do.

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY MEAN TO US?

We are working to reduce the impact of our operations and become more environmental in our actions, all with a heightened sensitivity to growing within our island home. We must ensure our impact is positive, and that we continue to improve the quality of life for our planet and our people. Only with a clear vision, holistic approach and a solid foundation, will future generations be inspired to take over as custodians.

Our distillery is home to four unique spirits; The Botanist Islay dry gin and our single malt whiskies, Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte and Octomore. Here we outline our ambitions under four key pillars of sustainability; Agriculture & Biodiversity, Packaging & Waste, Islay & Community, and Energy.

ENERGY

We are reducing our carbon emissions and introducing greener sources of energy where possible. Ultimately, our ambition is to decarbonise the distillery’s production process.

AGRICULTURE & BIODIVERSITY

We will continue our research into sustainable agriculture, exploring the models necessary to make them viable. We will continue to support plant biodiversity on Islay and beyond, partnering with organisations to plan and implement change through The Botanist Foundation.

PACKAGING & WASTE

We are on a mission to use less and reuse more. From production to packaging, we will reduce our impact and reduce our waste.

ISLAY & COMMUNITY

Our social, economic and environmental impact on this island must be a positive one. Our communities on Islay and beyond will continue to be at the heart of every decision we make.

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