Tennent’s in fresh climate pledge

Mairi McAllan, minister for environment and land reform, Shona Munro, director of manufacturing at Tennent’s, and Jo Green, chief officer for green recovery at SEPA.

TENNENT’S has signalled its intention to move to the next stage of its sustainability drive through a new agreement with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The Sustainable Growth Agreement will see the Scottish brewer taking further steps to reduce its carbon footprint across its production and supply chain, as well as helping to drive change within the industry and wider society.

It comes after Tennent’s announced that it has already succeeded in removing all single-use plastic from its packaging, removing a claimed 150 tonnes of plastic from the environment per year. Carbon capture and anaerobic digestion facilities are also operational at the company’s Wellpark brewery and Tennent’s is stepping up its plans to ensure all of its electricity comes from renewable sources.

Tennent’s will also work with SEPA and the 2050 Climate Group to host a number of ‘pint and a plan’ workshops, which will see members of the public invited to events designed to “turn talk into advocacy and action” on the climate.

“Formalising our collaborative way of working with SEPA through a Sustainable Growth Agreement will further focus attention on our responsibilities, and the role we can play in supporting our communities towards a more sustainable future,” said Shona Munro, director of manufacturing at Tennent’s.

“The Sustainable Growth Agreement sets out a joint aspiration for Tennent’s and we look forward to leveraging this shared commitment, knowledge and passion to deliver meaningful change across the sector.

“This is another important step on our journey as a business, but we can and will continue to do more as we commit to ongoing and lasting environmental change. The removal of plastics from our operations, and a switch to renewable electricity are just two areas we have made significant changes in.”