Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co has become the first Australian distillery to be certified as carbon neutral under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Program.
The Climate Active certification is only awarded to businesses and organisations that have credibly reached a state of achieving zero net emissions, and means the activities associated with running Tasmania’s first distillery have no net negative impact on the climate.
Lark Distilling Co. Managing Director Geoff Bainbridge said: “The achievement of this milestone truly represents the best of Lark in terms of our pioneering spirit, the brand values and community contribution.
“We are committed to improving our work practices to ensure we take as little from the earth as we possibly can during a time of unprecedented concern for the future of our planet and I would urgently encourage all participants in the alcohol industry to participate and become certified Climate Active.”
Achieving carbon neutral certification requires an independent audit by a registered auditor and the Australian Government, and all eligible businesses must meet the requirements of the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard by:
• Calculating the greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activity, such as fuel or electricity use and travel
• Reducing these emissions as much as possible by investing in new technology or changing the way they operate
• Offsetting any remaining emissions by purchasing carbon offset units.
Lark Distilling Co. now sits alongside leading Australian organisations including Qantas, Telstra, Aesop, AGL, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac in becoming carbon neutral certified by Climate Active.
Source: Andy Young