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The carbon footprint of barley starch produced at Altia’s Koskenkorva plant is 1,140 kg CO2-eq/ton. The carbon footprint has significantly decreased in just over ten years, mainly due to the development of fertiliser manufacture used in barley cultivation and the use of renewable energy at the Koskenkorva plant. Barley starch is used as a raw material in, for example, the paper and paperboard industries, brewing industry and food industry.

In 2019, Altia strengthened its long-term commitment to responsibility by publishing the Sustainability Roadmap extending to 2030. Last year’s key events in Altia's responsibility work includes calculation of the carbon footprint of its products, inclusion of the Koskenkorva distillery on Sitra’s list of the most interesting companies in the circular economy as well as launch of a new development programme for occupational safety.

Altia aims to make its production carbon-neutral by 2025. Altia has published a Sustainability Roadmap extending to 2030, built around a core of the circular economy and carbon-neutral production. Altia does not use compensation as a means to reduce its emissions; rather, the company’s steps towards carbon neutrality are based on the development of its own production plants, most importantly the Koskenkorva distillery’s bioenergy power plant, and shifting to renewable energy sources.

Blossa Glögg and ARKET will bring Sweden’s most popular glögg to seven countries during this Christmas season. ARKET + BLOSSA Glögg is organic and alcohol-free. The special edition’s label has been designed by loved illustrator Ilon Wikland.  

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.