The Macallan achieves sustainability accreditation

The Macallan achieves sustainability accreditation

The Speyside-based distillery has been awarded with the Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury

News | 07 Oct 2020

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The Macallan Distillery has achieved the Butterfly Mark for its committed attitude towards sustainability, across key business areas that include innovation, environmental performance and community development from Positive Luxury.

In order to attain the third-party certification of Butterfly Mark brands are required to have adopted sustainability as part of their business strategy. More than 130 brands worldwide have achieved this certification, which not only promotes transparency but also enables consumers to ‘buy better’.

Earning the certification requires rigorous assessments to ensure high standards of innovation within the realm of sustainability are met, as well as a holistic commitment to environmental performance.

The Macallan’s in-depth review covered all areas of the business, including how it protects The Macallan Estate, its supply chain, and its contribution to local communities.

Igor Boyadjian, managing director of The Macallan, said: “We are proud to confirm that we have been awarded the coveted Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury.

“Sustainability is a guiding principle for The Macallan across all aspects of the business, from the way we look after our pristine 485-acre Estate, to the way we treat our people and communities. As a brand proud of our strong Scottish roots and distinguished history, we feel a deep responsibility to act with integrity to preserve our craftmanship and mastery for future generations.

“We look forward to continuing our sustainability journey in partnership with Positive Luxury and doing all that we can to encourage a more positive and progressive world.”

The Macallan’s positive actions highlight its sustainable packaging, biodiversity protection, marine conservation and measures to promote energy efficiency. They also demonstrate The Macallan’s support for charitable causes and community development, and its dedication to fair pay and working conditions.

Diana Verde Nieto, co-founder and CEO of Positive Luxury, added: "We are extremely pleased to welcome The Macallan to the Positive Luxury community.

“The Macallan does fantastic work honouring the skills of artisans and craftspeople, creating sustainable packaging and implementing an environmental protection programme that supports biodiversity on their Estate."

The Butterfly Mark originates from the success story of the Large British Blue Butterfly. This species was extinct in Britain in 1979 yet was brought back to the natural world due to the dedication of multiple organisations and individuals.
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