Lion commits to continue carbon journey

Lion has released its 2020 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s significant social and environmental achievements.

“Our core purpose is all about sociability and helping people to live well,” says Lion Group’s General Counsel and Sustainability Director, Libby Davidson.

“Considering the disruption we have all faced over the last year as we’ve navigated the impacts of the pandemic, this purpose has never felt more important.”

Key achievements highlighted throughout the report include:

  • Lion becoming Australia’s first carbon neutral brewer in April 2020;
  • More than $1 million in donations contributed towards bushfire relief;
  • And more than $30 million credited to venues Australia-wide for unused kegs due to Covid-19 closures.

Ms Davidsons continues: “While the 2020 report offers our customers, suppliers and consumers a good overview of our sustainability activity throughout 2020, we also thought it was important to share with them our vision for the future, and carbon reduction is absolutely critical to our future success as a business, and really signals our focus on doing the right thing for the long term.

“As a business, we recognise the need to move fast on climate change. Lion has committed to a net zero value chain by 2050. We recognise a net zero value chain commitment involves our suppliers, and indeed our customers, and we look forward to working collaboratively across the industry so we can measure and reduce our collective lifecycle emissions.”

Click here to read Lion’s 2020 Sustainability Report.

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