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Altia has calculated the carbon footprint of Koskenkorva Vodka. The majority of carbon dioxide emissions during the life-cycle of Koskenkorva Vodka derive from the product’s packaging and from the cultivation of the barley used as an ingredient in the vodka.  The energy-efficient Koskenkorva distillery’s proportion of the carbon footprint is relatively small.

This year, the Blossa annual glögg has gone in search of inspiration to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, in the middle of the Pacific’s tropical zone. The Blossa 19 Aloha glögg owes its beautiful colour to red hibiscus flowers. The planning and production of Blossa glöggs requires precise and long-range team work. The planning of the new annual glögg, for example, began 18 months ago. 

Altia and the Von Elk Company, known for Glöet, the most popular sparkling glögg in the Nordic countries, are embarking on cooperation spanning the Nordic and Baltic countries.  As of 1 October, Altia will become the exclusive representative of Von Elk’s brands in the Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as in travel retail. The cooperation covers sales, marketing, distribution and product development.

Altia and its Koskenkorva distillery have been included on the list of the most interesting companies in the circular economy compiled by the Finnish future fund Sitra. The Koskenkorva distillery is a pioneer of the circular economy, using 100 per cent of the barley it employs as a raw material. The distillery’s carbon dioxide emissions have reduced by more than 50 per cent over four years.