New Zealand's Largest Beverage Company Has Gone Carbon Zero!
Feb 19, 2021
Through their partnership with Toitū, Lion has undertaken an intensive audit, designed to accurately measure its operational greenhouse gas emissions and put in place strategies to manage and reduce Lion’s carbon footprint each year.
Lion has established a ‘whole family’ carbon reduction approach across its New Zealan manufacturing sites. This includes The Pride and Little Creatures Brewery in Auckland, Panhead Brewery and Havana Coffee Works in Wellington, Wither Hill’s Vineyard and Winery in Blenheim, Speight’s and Emerson’s Breweries based in Dunedin, along with its nationwide chain of Liquor King stores.
Rory Glass, Managing Director of Lion says Lion’s carbonzero certification marks the business’ continued effort to reduce its footprint and develop a clear pathway towards decarbonisation.
“Our certification will require the business to reduce emissions year on year, measured against set targets, one of which is our commitment to running all of our Lion sites across the country on renewable electricity by 2025,” says Glass.
As a final lever, and where emissions cannot be reduced at this time, Lion have purchased verified carbon credits from two offsetting initiatives; a forest protection and regeneration project in the South Island and a renewable energy farm in India.
Becky Lloyd, Chief Executive of Toitū Envirocare says, “I applaud Lion’s decision to achieve Toitū carbonzero certification for their operations and key product lines. Lion is leading by example, and demonstrating long-term commitment to transforming their business in line with changing consumer needs for climate-friendly, low carbon products. We’re proud to support Lion in their ongoing commitment to taking credible climate action, grounded in science.”