Our management of environmental issues is important to us and our stakeholders and a key
determinant of the long term success of Loch Lomond Group. We always take into account the
environmental impact of what we do, with a particular focus on areas of greatest potential
impact at our production facilities and offices and also within our supply chain.
Throughout our operations, we will consider the environmental implications of every major
business decision that we make.
Scotch Whisky is a natural product which has been elaborated for centuries in harmony with the
environment. We are proud of that heritage, but also conscious that spirit and other potentially
hazardous items are stored at our sites and this could create a risk of environmental damage.
We operate extensive and stringent Health & Safety policies and procedures and work closely
with appropriate regulatory bodies such as the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
We are committed to further reducing the environmental impact of our operations through the
efficient use of resources, the reduction of waste and carbon emissions, transport planning
and the careful handling of hazardous substances.
We encourage our employees and business partners to conduct activities in an
environmentally responsible manner, by:
(a) Supporting local environmental sustainability initiatives, such as energy saving,
green travel or waste reduction programmes;
(b) Challenging unsustainable activities, such as wasteful use of water and other natural resources,
lack of effective recycling and failure to consider environmental impacts in business decisions; and
(c) Being vigilant with respect to reporting any environmental risks, hazards, or situations which
do not look or feel right – including any potential regulatory breaches.
Alongside our promotion of positive relationships with all key regulatory bodies, we also ensure that
we maintain and perform to appropriate standards. These include ISO 9001, Control of Major Accident
Hazards (COMAH) registration and other appropriate Controlled Activity regulations and licences.