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Lion New Zealand achieves Carbonzero certification

In a major step for New Zealand brewing, Lion New Zealand has announced it has achieved Carbonzero certification

Lion New Zealand has become the first major New Zealand brewer to achieve Toitū Carbonzero certifcation as an organisation. Through their partnership with Toitū, Lion has undertaken an intensive audit, designed to accurately measure its operational greenhouse gas emissions, and create strategies to manage and reduce Lion's carbon footprint.

The announcement is significant, as Lion represents almost a third of the country's alcohol beverage market. It follows earlier announcements that two of their original beer brands - The Fermentist and Steinlager - had earlier achieved Carbonzero certification.

Rory Glass, Lion's managing director, says the certification marks Lion's continued efforts to reduce its footprint and develop a clear pathway towards decarbonisation. "Our certification will require the business to reduce emissions year on year, measured against set targets, one of which is our commitment to running all of our Lion sites across the country on renewable electricity by 2025," he says.

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Lion New Zealand achieves Carbonzero certification