The climate impact of Absolut Vodka

We have always had, and will always have, a strong ambition to reduce our climate impact. However, keeping in mind that distillation by nature is an energy-intensive activity, we are very proud to be able to say that our distillery in Åhus is known as one of the most climate and energy-efficient in the world, with an energy consumption of 60 percent less than that of the average distillery.

Producing for the future

As a big player in a small town, it’s important to always be aware of your responsibilities. For Anna Schreil, VP Operations at The Absolut Company, this is old news. Over the years, she has consistently introduced and implemented a number of innovative improvements at the factory in Åhus. But cobots, fully automated high-bay warehouses and industry 4.0 practices aside – the production of Absolut Vodka requires more than the push of a button. It’s a complex chain where every link – from locally grown grains to global sustainability claims – must be seamlessly integrated. Every day.

The Evolution of the Green Hustle

Sustainability can be an overwhelming topic, so when we launched The Green Hustle our idea was to make it more accessible for everyone by realizing that the smallest act can make a big impact, and you can have fun and be inventive along the way.

Field Trials on Wheat Cultivation and Sustainable Agriculture

To further strengthen and develop our wheat cultivation concept and the entire cultivation system in our region, we have participated in trials and experiments over the last decades. In collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and together with suppliers, wheat variety specialists, and an independent advisory organization, the trials have varied in topics: from the development of an optimal fertilization strategy, to biodiversity and cover crops.

Kahlúa – Coffee for good

Coffee is the main ingredient in Kahlúa. It’s also an ingredient associated with high risks related to working conditions and environmental factors, so making sure we source it in a sustainable way is really important for us.

A successful coconut farming program

Each year, we use around 150 000 coconuts in order to create the iconic flavor of Malibu. A majority of them are grown in the Philippines, the world’s second-largest producer and exporter. The supply chain is both complex and labor-intensive, and farming and processing are resource-intensive.