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8th December 2017

Adnams moves to 100% Renewable Energy


Suffolk company leads the way in Sustainable Business Practice


Adnams, the Suffolk based Brewery and Distillery, is now only using energy from 100% renewable sources across its entire business.


The move marks the conclusion of a project that has seen Adnams move its electricity supply to 100% renewable sources over several years. The brewery moved to renewables last year with the company’s offices, stores and Distribution Centre following suit.


The switch to green energy has reduced Adnams’ annual carbon emissions by over 1,000 tonnes of CO2, which is equivalent to the footprint of an average family car travelling three million miles or the annual energy usage of over 200 UK homes.


Ben Orchard, Adnams Environmental Sustainability Manager, comments: “We are committed to supporting a sustainable future to minimise the impacts of climate change. Other businesses are setting the 100% renewable target for 2020 and beyond, so we are proud to be able to demonstrate our early adoption of this.


“As a sustainable business we are really keen to encourage the increased use and generation of renewable electricity in the UK, helping to reduce our impact on the planet and remove reliance on fossil fuels.”


David Cockshott, Chief Commercial Officer at SmartestEnergy, Adnams’ Electricity Supplier, added: “It is great to see Adnams’ ongoing commitment to sustainability. By choosing to be powered by renewable electricity from completely natural sources, they are supporting the decarbonisation of the UK and specifically the independent generation sector that is leading to a modern decentralised energy system for the future. We hope to see more organisations following suit as we all strive to achieve ambitious carbon reduction targets.”



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Notes to Editors

*As voted at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013


About Adnams

Adnams, the brewer, distiller and retailer, is an independent values-based family business committed to a sustainable future. It has been brewing from in Southwold on the Suffolk coast for over 145 years and produces a range of cask, keg and bottled beers. Adnams was the first brewer in England to build a distillery on the same site in 2010, where it creates award winning handcrafted spirits and proudly produces the ‘World’s Best Gin’, Copper House Dry Gin, and the ‘World’s Best Vodka’, Longshore Triple Malt Vodka*. Adnams beers and spirits can be found in pubs and supermarkets nationwide. The company also has an estate of pubs, hotels and a chain of stores. For further information about Adnams visit

*As voted at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013 and 2014 respectively.


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Josh Wicks Corporate Communications Adnams plc., Sole Bay Brewery, East Green, Southwold, Suffolk IP18 6JW t : 01502 727239

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