SDG #6 : Three initiatives for Clean water and Sanitation
Our mission: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Consumers are becoming more demanding of products from companies with a responsible and sustainable commitment based on strong programs that mitigate the operational risks, acts responsibly within local communities and create value to the brands. As part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals we support, here are three effective processes we implemented to keep water clean, safe and available all around the world.
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Absolut Elyx & Water For People
Absolut Elyx partnered with Water For People on a five-year mission to bring safe water to 100,000 people, for generations to come.
In the USA, every bottle of Absolut Elyx sold provides a week’s supply of safe drinking water to someone in need.
The Absolut Company has an excellent long-standing commitment to sustainability, conservation, and the environment. And the Absolut Elyx makers are constantly searching for solutions and new processes to further reduce the distillery's water and carbon footprints. Absolut Elyx, is taking a bold step to transform the spirits industry by integrating philanthropy into its business model. Water is essential to its craft, and by giving back to Water For People, Absolut Elyx is helping drive awareness to the global water crisis. Not only is it supporting Water For People financially based on its sales of Absolut Elyx vodka and the company's signature copper products; it is also dedicated to our Everyone Forever model to reach every family, every school, and every clinic with lasting access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education for generations to come.
So far, Absolut Elyx have already provided 15,000 people with access to safe water.
Irish Distillers distillery
Implemented state-of-the-art water-treatment systems and their investment is paying off!
In our Midleton distillery in Ireland, we treat the water as if we were supplying it for human consumption, it is a corporate requirement that all water used in the process be of a potable water standard.
In 2014, Irish Distillers invested €220 million to double production capacity which included upgrades and integration of its water resources management and treatment systems.
The Midleton distillery, County Cork, Ireland
Pernod Ricard Argentina vineyards
Pernod Ricard Argentina have implemented a Sustainable Viticulture Protocol in own vineyards satisfactory verified by SGS auditors at Mumm Operations.
A multidisciplinary team from Vineyards, QSE, Winery & HR have created sustainable programs to improve quality and productivity of grape, reduce health & Safety risk, mitigate environmental impact and encourage the implementation of simple practices within local communities.
High-precision drip irrigation is just one of the many ways Pernod Ricard Argentina is maintaining sustainable vineyards.