Guatemalan Spirits goes carbon neutral
Producer Guatemalan Spirits has been certified carbon neutral as its entire production chain now produces zero emissions.
The spirits company’s experience and distribution centres are also carbon neutral, a certification awarded by inspection company SGS.
Luis Ibáñez, Guatemalan Spirits CEO, said: “We are a carbon-neutral corporation because we account for, and neutralise our greenhouse effect gases.
“Managing this measurement validates our commitment to the environment and our focus in ensuring sustainable practices within our corporation.”
Adhesive producer Foresa, owned by the Guatemalan Spirits Corporation, is responsible for conserving the company’s forests, as well as the rubber tree plantations, natural reserves and clean energy production processes.
Guatemalan Spirits’ ‘self-mitigation’ of its carbon footprint was achieved without purchasing carbon credits. The company’s forests cover 4,500ha of Guatemala, enabling the offsetting of 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions through more than 1.8 million trees.
Alexandra Alfaro, global marketing director, said: “So far, close to 77 countries and more than 100 cities in the world have committed to reducing greenhouse effect gases, and Guatemalan Spirits feels proud to join this global effort.
“We feel proud to make a positive contribution to a global agenda that is the future for many but already a reality for us.”