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The International Spirits Challenge, one of the most recognized competitions in the industry, has awarded Altia the title of Vodka Producer of the Year. This recognition is a true testament not only to Altia’s skilled product development work and high-quality production, but also to Finnish barley and pure ground water, which are used to distill vodka for home and export markets at Altia’s pioneering Koskenkorva distillery.

Shared moments, powerful emotions, new experiences – enabling these is not only the goal of the newly inaugurated Helsinki Olympic Stadium, but also at the heart of Altia's business. With their cooperation agreement, Altia partners up with Finland’s largest event arena to create memorable encounters and strive towards ambitious sustainability goals.

Altia continues its collaboration with the Baltic Sea Action Group by renewing its Baltic Sea commitment. As part of the commitment Altia will provide training in regenerative farming practices to all of its contract farmers. Altia is a major buyer of barley in Finland and with this commitment Altia wants to support the adoption of more environmentally friendly farming practices.

This year’s annual Blossa glögg is inspired by Marrakech, Morocco. There lies the city’s famous market square Djemaa el-Fna, surrounded by cafés, where traditional sweet Moroccan mint tea is served. This year's glögg tastes of fresh mint and green tea combined with traditional glögg spices.

Creating unique brand experiences through product innovations and sustainability are at the core of Altia’s strategy and our key strengths. Our innovation strategy builds on strong consumer understanding, a creative culture, future exploration as well as product development expertise. Success in prominent international competitions strengthens Altia’s position as a role model in Nordic innovations in the beverage industry.

Over half of the carbon dioxide emissions during the lifecycle of O.P. Anderson Aquavit come from the packaging. The second largest part, 31%, comes from ethanol. This has been shown by a new LCA commissioned by Altia. Analysing which part of a product’s lifecycle is the source of the largest emissions provides important knowledge for Altia’s continuing work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from packaging by 35 percent by 2030.

A new fuel silo commissioned at the Koskenkorva plant enables the use of oat hulls as biofuel, further increasing the share of renewable energy in the plant’s energy production. At an annual level, the investment can help achieve a 20 per cent decrease in carbon dioxide emissions, which takes Altia one step closer to its target of carbon-neutral production by 2025.

Altia and Brown-Forman have prolonged their agreement on production services until 2035. The agreement covers the production of Finlandia Vodka globally continuing a long-lasting strategic collaboration between Altia and Brown-Forman, which began already in 2000.