Read some examples of corporate responsibility in Altia.
Trailblazing work towards regenerative farming with the Baltic Sea action Group and local farmers
Farming accounts for a major share of the carbon footprint of Altia’s products. But it doesn’t have to be that way: farming could actually be one tool in the fight against climate change. That’s why we partnered with the Baltic Sea Action Group and our contract farmers to develop more environmentally friendly farming methods and launch the world’s first vodka made entirely of regeneratively farmed barley.
Koskenkorva distillery is a forerunner in the circular economy
Altia’s distillery in the village of Koskenkorva uses about 210 million kilos of Finnish barley a year. The distillery produces grain spirit for Altia’s alcoholic beverages. The Koskenkorva distillery is based on bio and circular economy: 100% of the grain is utilised. Altia received the Green Company of the Year 2018 award for the circular economy at the Koskenkorva distillery. We are also included on the Finnish future fund Sitra's list of the most interesting companies in circular economy.
Altia leads the way in glass recycling in St. Petersburg
Altia’s Zero Waste sustainability programme, which is central to the Koskenkorva Vodka brand, has proven successful in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2020, the programme will be expanded to Moscow. As part of the programme, Altia recycled 43 tonnes of glass bottles collected from client restaurants and bars in 2019.
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.