Environmental Strategy Report 2010
01 Dec 2010
Scotch Whisky plays a vital role in the Scottish and UK
economies. Distillers employ over 10,000 staff, export whisky to a
value of £3.1 billion and directly contribute Gross Value Added of
£2.7 billion towards Scotland's economy. Scotch Whisky producers
increasingly source goods and services from local Scottish
suppliers with 81% of supply costs being sourced from within
Distillers also rely on a high quality environment. Scotland is
worldwide for its pristine environment and distillers benefit from
In 2009, we launched our Scotch Whisky Industry Environmental
Strategy. We set
ourselves tough targets and made a number of detailed commitments
to stakeholders. Our aim was to place a strong environmental
performance at the heart of industry decision making and to drive
further change in the way we act, invest and secure supplies.
Since the launch, we have focused on collecting detailed
performance data and
putting in place an environmental accounting system to manage the
information. Ours is, to our knowledge, the most detailed dataset
for any single industry. We now have the most comprehensive
industry-wide picture of performance that will help us to plan for
the future and target our resources.
This is our first report on our progress towards our goals.
Delivering Our Targets
This report shows how the industry is progressing towards its
goals and highlights
where more needs to be done. It is based on a detailed data
collection by the SWA from its Members. All data in this report
refers to the 2008 calendar year unless otherwise indicated.