We take a long-term and wide-ranging view of sustainability, from our operations in Scotland and beyond, to our supply chain, connectivity, our people, the communities in which we operate, our consumers and the environment.
We work to achieve a regulatory framework at home which keeps our industry sustainable and competitive.
Quality cereals are central to the success of Scotch. The industry supports Scottish agriculture that supplies some of the best grain anywhere in the world.
A thriving natural environment is vital for Scotch Whisky. We are determined to do more and ensure a sustainable future for Scotch Whisky and our natural environment.
Health & Safety
Since 2005, the number of incidents has dropped by 82% and the industry performs consistently better than the ‘food and drinks manufacturing’ rate.
Sustainability news & commentary
World Environment Day: Industry Continues to Take Steps on the Journey to Net Zero
The Scotch Whisky Association has today released a report detailing a roadmap for the industry to reach net zero, in line with Scottish Government ambitions to achieve net zero by 2045.
Scotch Whisky Industry Continues to Make Progress Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
A 2020 report tracking progress in achieving the Scotch Whisky industry’s sustainability targets, has been released by the Scotch Whisky Association today.
SWA is co-signatory on British Glass letter
The Scotch Whisky Association has signed up to the open British Glass letter to underline sustainability concerns around the proposed Deposit Return Scheme.
New design and manufacturing facility in Stirling opened by SWA CEO
Blue Box Design's new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive, Scotch Whisky Association.
SWA Net-Zero report 2020
The SWA has worked with an external consulting firm to create a roadmap for the Scotch Whisky industry to work towards net-zero emissions.
2020 Environmental Strategy Report
The Scotch Whisky industry has reviewed the latest data covering its sustainability targets, helping to protect the future of Scotch Whisky by preserving the natural environment.
Scotch Whisky Cereals Technical Note: 4th Edition
The fourth edition of the Scotch Whisky Cereals Technical Note, updated August 2019.