2017 Sustainable Spirit Award Recipients
As one of the more recognizable gin brands around the world, Bombay Sapphire’s sustainable distillery initiative sets a valuable precedent for others brands to follow. Their Laverstoke Mill distillery, where Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Dry, and Star of Bombay gins are made, engages in multiple green practices, such cutting down on its carbon emissions by 38%, recycling multiple forms of biomass, and harvesting rainwater. Moreover, the Laverstoke Mill distillery is located in a “Conservation Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest,” and Bombay Sapphire has taken explicit measures to preserve and enhance the faunal population of the area. For their efforts, Bombay Sapphire was awarded the esteemed BREEM Award for Industrial Design in 2014.