06 October 2021, 10:30-12:00
Consumers are increasingly challenging the sustainability footprint of spirits producers and the green agenda increasingly dominates our discussions, so now more than ever, it is crucial to explore ways to make every stage of your production process more sustainable.
This event will provide an opportunity for the distillers to learn more about the industry’s sustainability strategy from the Scotch Whisky Association, practical sustainable practises, packaging and materials and how Scotch Whisky companies are working to tackle climate change and deliver on the sectors targets.
Peter Clark, Acting Director of Industry at Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), leads the SWA's work on energy policy, HM Revenue and Customs compliance, and infrastructure and is a Director of the Spirits Energy Efficiency Company which manages the UK spirit drink sectors' Climate Change Agreement scheme. Peter will discuss the Scotch Whisky industry's sustainability strategy and pathways to net zero.
Annabel Thomas, Founder and CEO of Nc'Nean, an independent and organic whisky distillery that pioneers sustainable production will take part in a Q&A hosted by Adam and will answer questions on Nc'Nean's journey to create a whisky which exists in harmony with the planet.
Jennifer Newell, Production Manager at Contagious, with over 25 years experience bridging packaging, digital and advertising with a focus on materials and sustainability, will be talking about sustainable materials innovation and how materials can become part of a brand's sustainability journey.
Adam Hardie, Business Development Partner and Head of Food & Drink at Johnston Carmichael, will facilitate the discussion and aim to get your questions answered.