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Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. is the first certified carbon neutral distillery in Australia.

23 April 2021

Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. has been named Australia’s first carbon neutral distillery under the Australian Government’s Climate Active Program, meaning the activities associated with running Tasmania’s first distillery have no net negative impact on the climate.

One of the most rigorous and widely recognised carbon neutral programs in the world, Climate Active certification is only awarded to businesses and organisations that have credibly reached a state of achieving zero net emissions.

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.

Commenting on its carbon neutral certification, Lark Distilling Co. Managing Director Geoff Bainbridge says: “The achievement of this milestone truly represents the best of Lark in terms of our pioneering spirit, the brand values and community contribution.

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 and I would urgently encourage all participants in the alcohol industry to participate and become certified Climate Active.”

Achieving carbon neutral certification requires an independent audit by a registered auditor and the Australian Government, and all eligible businesses must meet the requirements of the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard by:

  • Calculating the greenhouse gas emissions generated by their activity, such as fuel or electricity use and travel
  • Reducing these emissions as much as possible by investing in new technology or changing the way they operate
  • Offsetting any remaining emissions by purchasing carbon offset units

Lark Distilling Co. now sits alongside leading Australian organisations including Qantas, Telstra, Aesop, AGL, ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac in becoming carbon neutral certified by Climate Active.


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