Lark Distillery achieves carbon neutral status

By Eliza Campbell

6 May, 2021

Famed Tasmanian whisky producer Lark has been declared Australia’s first carbon neutral distillery under the Federal Government’s Climate Active Program.

Award-winning Tasmanian label Lark Distilling Co. has this week been declared Australia’s first carbon neutral distillery. The accreditation is issued under the Federal Government’s Climate Active Program, one of the most widely recognised carbon neutral programs of its kind in the world. This renowned certification is only awarded to businesses that have credibly reached a state of achieving zero net emissions – this means no activities associated with running Lark Distillery have a negative impact on the climate.

Lark Distilling Co. Managing Director, Geoff Bainbridge.

Founded in 1992 by the godfather of Australian whisky Bill Lark, Lark Distilling Co. is proudly 'Made of Tasmania' with its award-winning and world class whiskies, spirits and liqueurs, enhanced by the natural, pristine ingredients of pure water, boundless fields of barley and sphagnum peat unique to Tasmania.

“The achievement of this milestone truly represents the best of Lark in terms of our pioneering spirit, the brand values and community contribution,” says Lark Distilling Co. Managing Director Geoff Bainbridge. To achieve the certification, Lark pledged to reduce and offset any greenhouse gas emissions generated by the running of the business – including fuel, electricity use and travel.

"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,” says Geoff. “I would urgently encourage all participants in the alcohol industry to participate and become certified Climate Active.”

Lark Distillery will be running a spirit masterclass at the Inaugural Halliday Barnbougle Cup – find out more here.