Louisville, KY, November 6, 2015 — Brown-Forman has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on The Climate “A” List by CDP, an international not-for-profit that produces the list at the request of 822 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital.
Nearly 2,000 companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. Brown-Forman is one of 113 companies on the A List, placing it among the top 5% of the corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program. The ranking recognizes the company’s actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.
“We have been on a steady path of measuring and disclosing our emissions, setting a science based target and seeking to achieve meaningful reductions that will benefit our business and the environment, “ said Rob Frederick, VP and Director of Corporate Responsibility. “The A List ranking affirms that we are indeed heading in the right direction as a company committed to doing our part to address the pressing issue of climate change.”
A few weeks ago CDP also launched its Global Water Report where for the first time all companies who responded were ranked. This was Brown-Forman’s first time being evaluated and the company received a B, consistent with the industry’s average score. This level reflects the company’s efforts to measure impacts and reduce them, implement a policy and strategic framework to take action, and set targets on water issues.
“Given the importance of water quality and availability to beverage alcohol, one of the next frontiers for us is to focus on reducing water use and wastewater discharge. We’re off to a solid start but more work remains to achieve our targets and desired level of performance,” added Frederick.
For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Southern Comfort, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, and Chambord. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,400 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide.
More information on Brown-Forman’s corporate responsibility commitment, priorities and performance can be found at www.brown-forman.com/responsibility.
Brown-Forman reminds you to please drink responsibly.