Natural source water has the lowest environmental impact of any soft drink on retail shelves. Our core purpose is to provide healthy hydration in an environmentally sustainable way.
We play our part in addressing risks of climate change through reducing our carbon footprint and impact on the planet. We will focus on carbon reduction to guarantee long term and permanent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
- We have signed up to the United Nation’s ‘Race to Zero’ campaign.
- We will work towards a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030 and target net zero emissions by 2040.
- We are working with Carbon Intelligence to develop an emissions reduction roadmap and set credible and robust Science Based targets.
Reducing our Carbon Footprint
We minimise our environmental impact and create a truly circular economy in the UK through ensuring all containers stay in the loop. A PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottle made from 100% recycled PET is approximately two thirds the carbon footprint of one made from 100% virgin PET.
In addition, we will continue to reduce road miles, increase our use of renewable energy, and ensure our sites remain zero to landfill.
- We are a founder member of Circularity Scotland, the new scheme administrator for a Scottish Deposit Return Scheme.
- Our 100% recycled and recyclable eco bottle will be available in all large and small bottle formats by the end of 2021.
- There will be a minimum of 30% rPET in all other Highland Spring Bottles by the end of 2021 increasing to 50% rPET by the end of 2023.
- We will reach 100% rPET across our entire Highland Spring product range by 2025.
- Our dedicated rail freight facility in Blackford will enable us to transport goods in an environmentally sustainable way meaning 75% less CO2 for every tonne of freight moved by rail.
- Future electrification of rail freight will reduce carbon emissions by a further 50%.
- 100% of our electricity will be supplied from renewable sources by 2023.
To make a positive impact in the short term, we will be carbon neutral by the end of 2021 against scope 1 and 2 market-based emissions and business travel from scope 3.
This will be achieved by offsetting emissions with high quality carbon credits.
- Forth Rivers Trusts are carrying out scientific surveys within our catchment area during 2021 to establish a biodiversity baseline.
- We will implement a range of recommendations and target a net increase of flora, fauna and wildlife using Nature Based Solutions to realise a biodiversity net gain by 2025.