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Lion Brewery to run on 100% renewable electricity by 2025

Australasian food and drink company Lion has pledged to use 100% renewable electricity to brew all its beers by 2025.

The announcement follows Lion’s claim last month in becoming Australasia’s first major carbon neutral brewer in 2020.

CEO of Lion Stuart Irvine said: “Lion is proud to be extending its reliance on renewable electricity as a key component of maintaining climate active certified carbon neutral operations.

“Lion is now proudly pulling every carbon abatement lever available. Not only have we committed to sourcing all our electricity from renewable sources to lower our emissions, but we are offsetting our remaining organisational footprint to put us in a carbon neutral position.

“We have been on this journey for quite some time, but speed is of the essence in addressing climate change. While we work towards our 2025 renewable electricity target, in the meantime our remaining emissions will be offset through a portfolio of verified projects focusing on bush regeneration and conservation projects that both cut carbon emissions and protect vital habitat and food sources for native wildlife.”

The owner of brands such a Furphy, XXXX Gold and Little Creatures plans to announce its carbon offset projects through Tasman Environmental Management early in 2020.