Carbon neutral brewer Lion has released its 2020 Sustainability Report in which it further commits to it carbon journey by targeting a net-zero value chain by 2050.

According to Lion’s Group General Counsel and Sustainability Director Libby Davidson, releasing the 2020 Sustainability Report is an important milestone for the company as it reflects a number of significant social and environmental achievements, despite the many challenges of the last 18 months.

“Our core purpose is all about sociability and helping people to live well. Considering the disruption we have all faced over the last year as we’ve navigated the impacts of the pandemic, this purpose has never felt more important,” Davidson said.

Key achievements highlighted in the report include Lion becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral brewer in April 2020, more than $1 million in donations contributed towards bushfire relief and more than $30 million credited to venues Australia-wide for unused kegs due to COVID-19 closures.

Davidson added: “While the 2020 report offers our customers, suppliers and consumers a good overview of our sustainability activity throughout 2020, we also thought it was important to share with them our vision for the future, and carbon reduction is absolutely critical to our future success as a business, and really signals our focus on doing the right thing for the long term,” she said.

“As a business, we recognise the need to move fast on climate change. Lion has committed to a net zero value chain by 2050. We recognise a net zero value chain commitment involves our suppliers, and indeed our customers, and we look forward to working collaboratively across the industry so we can measure and reduce our collective lifecycle emissions.”

You can read Lion’s 2020 Sustainability Report here.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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