Koskenkorva barley fields sunshine summer

Altia & Koskenkorva Vodka aim for carbon-neutral production by 2025

Altia, the producer of Koskenkorva Vodka, aims to make its production carbon-neutral by 2025.

The company’s steps towards carbon neutrality are based on the development of its own production plants, most importantly the Koskenkorva distillery’s bioenergy power plant – no compensation of emissions will be used. Altia’s production at the Koskenkorva distillery is based on an award-winning bio- and circular economy, built on a long-term basis. This work is continued in Altia’s new Sustainability Roadmap, which extends to 2030.

CO2 emissions already down by 50% from 2014

“Sustainability is a strategic priority and a key success factor for Altia. The basis of our products is the barley processed at the Koskenkorva plant with the assistance of the circular economy and the pure, protected groundwater at Rajamäki. We have already been able to reduce our CO2 emissions by more than half from the level in 2014, and we’re now aiming for a zero level,” says Pekka Tennilä, Altia’s CEO.

Barley fields in the summer

How Altia & Koskenkorva are working on to reach these targets?

Altia’s award-winning Koskenkorva distillery is based on the bio- and circular economy. Circular economy ideas are also being expanded into other operations. In terms of the electricity used, the company aims to shift to fully renewable electricity over the next three years.

Altia protects groundwater areas in Rajamäki and pursues a 20 per cent reduction in the volume of wastewater. Altia promotes sustainable cultivation practices in cooperation with its contract growers and the Baltic Sea Action Group. Altia aims also to provide all contract growers with training on carbon farming by 2025.

In addition, Altia will reduce the carbon footprint of packages by 35 per cent by 2030. It will continue to develop more responsible forms of packaging, such as PET plastic bottles, bag-in-box containers, Tetra Paks and lighter glass bottles.

See all Koskenkorva products here.

Watch a short clip below about the bio- and circular economy at the Koskenkorva plant:

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