Irish Distillers implements plastic reduction across product range
Irish Distillers is Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys. In 2019, its parent company, Pernod Ricard, launched a Sustainability and Responsibility Roadmap towards 2030 based on four key pillars. The Circular Making pillar contains measures which aim to minimise waste at every step by designing, producing and distributing products in ways that optimise and help preserve natural resources.
As a Member of the Plastic Pledge, Irish Distillers has introduced initiatives to contribute towards the EU targets. These include the removal of plastic inserts in Value Added Packs and Gift Packs and replacing them with paper-based alternatives. Irish Distillers also prohibits the use of PVC packaging and any packaging components previously made from this material have been replaced with an alternative. Irish Distillers is a member of EcoVadis, a network which provides sustainability ratings on suppliers, allowing them to monitor Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance practices in the supply chain.