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Environmental Sustainability
Committed to the Earth

Caring for natural resources and the climate isn’t simply a business concern for us. From the fields that grow our grains, agave, and grapes, to the water we transform into our spirits, to the oak for our barrels, we depend on the earth’s bounty. It’s about committing to the environment that sustains us, caring for the resources we share with our community, and nurturing what we have for those that come after us.

Elevating Our Environmental Commitment

In 2021, we established new ambitious sustainability commitments that are intended to align our efforts with industry best practices and the most current climate change science.

50%
Sustainable sourced logs
By 2035, 50% of the logs purchased will be from proven sustainably managed forests
100%
Renewable energy
Source 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030
100%
Sustainable packaging
By 2030, 100% of primary packaging to be recyclable or reusable, while also significantly increasing the recycled content of product materials
100%
Water balance
100% of our high-risk and business critical watersheds to achieve water balance by 2030
100%
engagement with direct farmers
By 2025, 100% engagement with our direct farmers on regenerative agricultural practices
50%
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
By 2030, reduce operations and supply chain emissions by 50% and achieve net-zero GHG emissions in our operations and supply chain by 2045
Our Partners in Sustainability
DendriFund

DendriFund, an independent foundation created in 2012 by Brown-Forman and the Brown family has evolved to focus on inspiring joint actions to solve challenges related to wood, water, and grains –the natural ingredients essential for making whiskey.

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable is a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector.

Ceres

Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges.

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is tackling the dual threats of accelerated climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. TNC maximizes their ability to affect change by bringing real-world solutions, policy expertise, sustainable financing, and collaborative partnerships.