Responsibility topics that affect Altia as a whole are addressed by Altia’s Corporate Responsibility Working Group, whose members represent different parts of the organization. The Working Group reports to the Executive Management Team. It is chaired by a member of the Executive Management Team.
Altia has been awarded as the Green Company of the Year in the The Drinks Business Green Awards 2018. Altia was selected as the winner due to the bio and circular economy achieved at its Koskenkorva distillery in Finland.
Koskenkorva distillery uses about 200 million kilos of Finnish barley each year and none of this goes to waste. The barley husk that would otherwise not be used in the distillery’s production is incinerated in the plant’s own bioenergy power plant, which produces steam energy for the distillation process.
The Green Company of the Year recognition is awarded annually to a company that demonstrates its commitment to developing environmental responsibility especially by changing and improving business practices to lower its carbon footprint.
Altia publishes annually a Responsibility Report which contains more detailed information on the current status and development of Altia’s health, safety and environment matters. You find Altia's Responsibility Reports on Reports and presentations page. Responsibility Report 2018 is part of Altia's Annual Report 2018.
Clean groundwater guarantees the quality of our products
The Rajamäki groundwater area has long been known as one of the most important groundwater areas of the Salpausselkä ridge system. Protecting the more than 1 000-hectare area owned by Altia here, and particularly the groundwater beneath it, plays an important role in ensuring the high quality of Altia’s products.
Towards sustainable packaging design
The design of packages plays an important role in Altia’s operations, given that the company bottles over 70 million litres of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages every year. Good packaging design can reduce the volume of waste and CO2 emissions to a significant degree.