Targets & Progress

Environment Targets for FY17 Environment Progress in FY17
Continue implementation of resource efficiency action plans to ensure we achieve a reduction of 55% in water use efficiency index and 50% in GHG emissions intensity index by Dec 2017 vs FY06. Due to extraordinary activities at some of our sites, only 0.2% improvement was achieved in water use efficiency vs. FY16, and an overall 46.5% improvement vs. FY06. We will maintain our efforts, focusing on water consumption to continue our journey to reach 55% improvement mark. For GHG emissions intensity, we achieved our 50% reduction target more than a year ahead of our target date.
Improve the efficiency and reliability of the three existing biomass boilers to ensure GHG reductions maximized. Although we suffered some biomass boilers downtime during this period, corrective and preventive actions have been implemented to improve efficiency reliability and minimize equipment downtime.
Implementation of waste stream action plans, aiming to achieve less than 0.4% of total waste from production sites to landfill. Our long-term vision is to achieve Zero Waste to landfill in all our facilities by 2022. Achieved 0.35% waste to landfill, which is on track to achieve our long-term zero waste to landfill by 2022. In addition, already 11 of our 29 facilities have achieved the Zero Waste to Landfill status, four more than FY16.
Expand the Green Champion rosters to increase employee involvement in additional functional areas outside of Operations. The Green Champion roster was expanded to 42 employees, from 22 in FY16, to include representatives from functions beyond Operations. For the third year in a row, Good Spirited Awards were delivered in six award categories.
Successfully pass our surveillance audits and get our new BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® manufacturing site in Laverstoke Mill in the scope of the “triple crown” certification (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001). We successfully passed our surveillance audits for ISO 9001, ISO14001, and OHSAS 18001 management systems standards for existing sites. Our new site at Laverstoke Mill completed the pre-audit assessment.
Environment Targets for FY18

Implement specific action plans to reduce water consumption, with special focus at three of our main distilleries located in Puerto Rico (Cataño) and Scotland (Aberfeldy and MacDuff). Due to changes in our strategy, focusing more on consumption of water, versus overall usage, these action plans should put us on track to achieve a 50% reduction (vs. FY06) during the second half of this reporting period. We are still aiming to reach the original 55% reduction goal, but additional time is expected to get there.

Define new targets (short and long-term) for water use and GHG emissions, as part of our future sustainability strategy. The new scope will be expanded to go beyond our four walls, with additional focus on the upstream portion of our value chain. The target for water will use a context-based approach. A science-based method will be used for setting a target for GHG reduction.
Continue with the implementation of required waste stream action plans, aiming to achieve less than 0.32% of total waste from production sites to landfill, towards our goal of Zero Waste to Landfill of all sites by 2022.
Work on our transition plan to the new ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001- 2015 management system standards at all manufacturing sites, in order to comply with the three-year transition process set by ISO to maintain our certification. Gap assessments to be completed and action plans in place to achieve full transition by September 2018.

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