Chivas Brothers

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About Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers, part of the Pernod Ricard Group, is a Scotch whisky and gin distiller, bottler and distributor. Its key brands include Chivas Regal, Royal Salute, The Glenlivet, Ballantine’s and Beefeater gin.

About The Digital Newsroom

The Chivas Brothers Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Elly Barham Marsh & Julian Obubo
t. +44 (0)203 1379 270

Chivas Brothers

Chivas Brothers launches sustainability strategy – Plans to create first carbon neutral whisky distillery within two years

This morning, Jean-Christophe Coutures, CEO of Chivas Brothers launched the Scotch Whisky producer’s sustainability strategy and commitments for 2030. He unveiled the ambitious plans during the press conference detailing the businesses’ half year performance which showed total organic net sales at +4%.

Five of Chivas Brothers upcoming sustainability ambitions are to:

  • Create the first carbon neutral distillery within two years
  • Reduce greenhouse gasses and emissions by a further 20%. Chivas Brothers has already reduced greenhouse gasses and emissions by a third in last 10 years
  • Ensure every packaging component is 100% sustainably sourced by 2022
  • Evolve to 100% eco-friendly ‘point of sale’ ranges
  • Roll out sustainable events around the world

To achieve its goal of a carbon-neutral distillery, Chivas Brothers plans on reducing its Glentauchers’ distillery’s carbon emissions by 90% in 18 months with a target of hitting carbon-neutrality within two years. It plans on achieving this by investing in the electrification of heat and using biofuels.

These ambitions fall under Chivas Brothers Sustainability Strategy ‘Good Times from a Good Place’ which, by 2030 aims to:

  1. Reduce our carbon emissions by 50% while increasing our positive impact on the environment
  2. Impact over six million lives within communities at home and overseas

I’ve attached a summary sheet of Chivas Brothers H1 FY20 performance which also contains more information on the company’s sustainability commitments. The summary includes more detail on the growth drivers for Chivas Brother’s global brands (Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, and Royal Salute)

More details on Chivas Brothers sustainability strategy will be released over the following months.

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Chivas Brothers doubles down on the future of sustainable Scotch as global growth continues with FY sales +25%

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, has today announced its FY22 (July 2021 – June 2022) full-year performance and confirmed its focus on sustainability, following the Pernod Ricard FY22 Full-Year Sales and Results.   The results confirm a significant increase in global whisky demand with net sales up +25%, from both mature markets […]

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Chivas Brothers invests in sustainable future of Scotch with £88 million expansion of Aberlour and Miltonduff distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch Whisky business of Pernod Ricard, today announced a £88 million investment into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of its strategic single malt distilleries. The investment will go into upgrading sustainable distillation technologies at the Speyside distilleries along with significant production capacity expansions to meet the growing global demand for Scotch.   The distillery […]

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Chivas Brothers announces recovery beyond pre-Covid levels with HY sales +23% as it backs mission for freer trade to accelerate future industry growth

At a press conference this morning, Chivas Brothers, the Scotch Whisky business of Pernod Ricard, released its 2022 Half Year (July – December 2021) results and called on the UK Government to continue to prioritise Scotch whisky in ongoing and new international trade talks.  The Half Year results confirm a recovery to beyond pre-Covid levels […]

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