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 page. Responsibility Report 2017 is part of Altia's Annual Report 2017
Towards more eco-friendly packages
The reduction of the environmental impact of beverage packages is part of Altia’s environmental responsibility. Altia aims to use less material in its packages and to increase the proportion of recycled materials.
GODA’s dialogue with the Danish youth continues
Altia supports the development of a responsible drinking culture in its operating countries. In Denmark, a lot of this is done through the industry-funded God Alkoholkultur (GODA) initiative.