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Glenmorangie teams up with Solar Impulse Foundation

Scotch producer The Glenmorangie Company has partnered with the Solar Impulse Foundation to highlight how the whisky industry can become more sustainable through a new guide.

Glenmorangie helped returned 20,000 native European oysters to the Dornoch Firth in August

The Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) presented its Solutions Guide to the Scottish government and The Glenmorangie Company at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow this week.

The 200-page guide details the technologies and processes that could help Scotland and the whisky sector reduce their carbon footprints.

The Solutions Guide identifies technologies that could enable Glenmorangie to reach its environmental objectives.

Thomas Moradpour, president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company, said: “We are partnering with The Solar Impulse Foundation in looking for innovative solutions to our long-term energy needs here in Scotland.

“The SIF approach serves to remind us all that there are exciting technologies emerging which benefit businesses in their quests to reduce carbon footprints.”

These goals align with Moët Hennessy’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and the industry aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, as outlined in the Scotch Whisky Association’s new green strategy.

The company said it welcomed SIF’s proposed solutions and will examine them as part of its overall Sustainability Strategy.

Antoine Arnault, head of image and environment, LVMH, added: “The Solar Impulse Foundation proves not only that ecology is not opposed to economy, but that concrete solutions exist. At LVMH, we can see that they are applicable.

“The objective of our partnership since 2019 is to develop and apply solutions to fight global warming effectively. At the time of COP 26 in Glasgow, the example of our Scottish maison Glenmorangie is a perfect illustration of this.”

In August this year, a team of scientists from Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University and the Glenmorangie Distillery returned 20,000 native European oysters to the Dornoch Firth.

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