Ellers Farm Distillery hits a new sustainability milestone by joining The Climate Pledge

Ellers Farm Distillery, located in North Yorkshire, has announced it has joined over 300 organisations in signing The Climate Pledge, as part of its ambitious goals to balance people, planet and profit from day one.

The Climate Pledge is a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019.

By signing the Pledge, Ellers Farm Distillery is committing to measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis as well as implementing decarbonisation strategies and neutralising any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions.

The commitment comes in line with the distillery’s ambitions to achieve B Corp certification by the end of 2022, with a vision of driving sustainability within the drinks industry.

On the journey to do so, the business has already secured Pending B Corp® status, which means Ellers Farm Distillery has one year to become a Certified B Corp and join the 500+ other UK companies verified to meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

Speaking of their continued sustainability efforts, one of the business’ first hires, Tabatha Hurst, Head of Sustainability, commented:

“We believe that business can absolutely be a force for good not only in our economies, but for people and the planet too.

“We’re committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2040 at the latest. That’s why we’re proud to join The Climate Pledge and the 300 like-minded companies to work together to combat the climate crisis. It’s only through collective action that we’ll be able to tackle the challenges of decarbonisation.”

Likewise, Ellers Farm Distillery has recently announced the launch of its first product, Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka, which comes in a unique brown glass bottle that was chosen with quality and environmental impact in mind. Brown glass has been proven to better protect the vodka, ensuring it tastes the same as the day it was made. In addition, the brown glass used to make bottles of Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka contains over 60% recycled content, substantially more than standard clear bottles.

The distillery has already committed to being carbon neutral from day one, with the understanding that taking positive action against climate change is rapidly becoming an essential requirement for businesses of all sizes to thrive.

Ellers Farm have also joined hundreds of UK businesses by committing to the SME Climate Commitment, committing to cut carbon emissions in half before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

More information on the Ellers Farm team can be found here: https://www.ellersfarmdistillery.com/about.

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