Appalachian Gap Distillery

This company is a Climate Neutral Supporting Brand. They have provided a charitable donation to support Climate Neutral's work. (This donation does not change the requirements of their verification).

Brand

Appalachian Gap Distillery

Appalachian Gap Distillery

Industry

Food + Beverage

First Certified

2020

Current Certification Year

2022

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Sustainability Story

Doing the right thing has been at the core of what we do since we first turned on our stills in 2014. We take care selecting local grains grown with sustainable practices, operate as efficiently as possible and strive to eliminate wasteful packaging. Our

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What is Climate Neutrality

A state in which human activities result in no net effect on the climate system. Requires balancing of residual greenhouse gas emissions with reductions or removals. All Climate Neutral Certified brands must meet climate neutrality standards for measuring, offsetting, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from making and delivering products and services.

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Appalachian Gap Distillery achieved Climate Neutral Certification as part of 's certification process. 's measurement, offsetting and reduction plans fully account for Appalachian Gap Distillery's 2021 emissions

01 Measure

Appalachian Gap Distillery measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

GHG Scope 1 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 1

Emissions from energy used in buildings, fleets, and equipment.

1 tCO2e

GHG Scope 2 ?

17 tCO2e

GHG Scope 3 ?
GHG Protocol Scope 3

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

84 tCO2e

Total Emissions ?
Total Carbon Emissions

The sum of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions.

102 tCO2e

02 Offset

Appalachian Gap Distillery invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables Appalachian Gap Distillery to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

Total Investment in Carbon Credits

$1,377.00

Appalachian Gap Distillery's credits came from:

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Forestry ?

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Renewable Energy ?

Emissions Offset ?
Offset equivalency

For reference, reducing a footprint by 1000 tonnes is roughly equal to removing 230 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.

102 tCO2e

03 Reduce

Appalachian Gap Distillery has set targets and identified actions to reduce their emissions from operations and their supply chain. These actions will enable Appalachian Gap Distillery to emit fewer emissions in the future.

Mid Term Targets

Appalachian Gap Distillery has committed to reducing emissions by .

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Mid Term Targets

This target is aligned with global trajectories to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Reduction Actions

Appalachian Gap Distillery is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

Current Year Reduction Actions

01

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions within our packaging supply chain.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to shift to 100% cardboard packaging and eliminating plastic protective sleeves. We will evaluate and select a 100% cardboard packaging solution that ensures safe and secure shipping of our products.

02

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions from employee commuting.

How We'll Reduce It

We plan to install an EV charging station on-site and make it available to any employee, supplier or community member.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

In Progress Reductions

01

100%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to switch to 50% renewable natural gas from the methane produced by the organic material in landfills, wastewater treatment facilities and local farms.

How We'll Reduce It

We will contract with a local RNG supplier and commit to purchasing renewable natural gas equivalent to 50% of our steam system needs.

02

39%

What We’re Reducing

We plan to reduce emissions in our supply chain relating to purchased goods by switching to 100% recycled glass bottles for our spirits.

How We'll Reduce It

We will research suppliers of 100% recycled glass bottles and switch to our selected supplier of recycled glass bottles for our flagship spirits line.

03

What We’re Reducing

How We'll Reduce It

04

What We’re Reducing

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Completed Reductions

01 Measure

Appalachian Gap Distillery measured Scope 1, 2 and 3 cradle-to-customer emissions following categories and approaches established in the Climate Neutral standards.

02 Offset

Appalachian Gap Distillery invested in projects outside of their value chain to compensate for all of their measured carbon emissions. This step supports their climate neutrality designation, and enables Appalachian Gap Distillery to take responsibility for historical emissions that can’t be reduced.

03 Reduce

Appalachian Gap Distillery is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.