Diageo Becomes Largest Purchaser Of Green Natural Gas In Canada Through The Country's Leading Green Energy Provider

Diageo Becomes Largest Purchaser Of Green Natural Gas In Canada Through The 
Country's Leading Green Energy Provider 
TORONTO, July 24, 2014 /CNW/ -- Diageo announced today that it has expanded 
its commitment to purchase green natural gas in Canada, making it the largest 
supporter of green natural gas in the country through Bullfrog Power, Canada's 
leading green energy provider. As a result of a new agreement, the world's 
leading spirits, wine, and beer company has extended its existing commitment 
to purchase green natural gas for its Gimli, Manitoba facility and bolstered 
its commitment by purchasing green natural gas for its Valleyfield, Quebec 
location. Both facilities are committed through 2016. 
Diageo began purchasing green natural gas from Bullfrog Power for its Gimli 
facility in 2013. The Gimli site is Diageo North America's largest distillery 
and the home of Canada's iconic Crown Royal Whiskey. The Valleyfield site 
distills and bottles a range of other Diageo brands. Purchasing green natural 
gas for these facilities will reduce the sites' carbon footprints by a 
remarkable amount ? more than 95 percent and 80 percent, respectively. 
Since 2007, Diageo North America has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 
more than 75 percent, despite a significant increase in production volumes.  
This achievement is well ahead of the 50 percent reduction target that was set 
by the company for 2015. 
"At Diageo, we recognize that operating sustainably is fundamental to the 
future of our business and integral to our growth, and we have truly ambitious 
aspirations for reducing carbon emissions and waste, and improving water 
stewardship," said Paul Gallagher, President, Supply, Diageo North America. 
"This decision to expand our commitment to green natural gas will further 
reduce Diageo's greenhouse gas emissions." 
Through these agreements, Bullfrog Power's producers will inject 100 percent 
green natural gas onto the Canadian natural gas pipeline system to match the 
amount of natural gas that Diageo's Gimli and Valleyfield sites use.  Sourced 
from a unique, ground-breaking methane-capture project situated on one of 
Canada's thousands of landfill sites, Bullfrog Power's green natural gas is a 
climate-friendly alternative to conventional natural gas.  Through this 
innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected onto the 
national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing 
CO(2 )emissions into the atmosphere. 
"As Canada's largest purchaser of green natural gas with Bullfrog Power, 
Diageo continues to prove itself as a sustainability leader," said Peter 
Melanson, CEO, Bullfrog Power. "By bullfrogpowering its Gimli and Valleyfield 
facilities with green natural gas, Diageo is reducing its environmental impact 
and supporting the development of new renewable energy facilities across 
Diageo is recognized as a global leader in environmental sustainability. 
Globally, Diageo was the top beverage company in 2013 in the Carbon Disclosure 
Project, and scored highly in the FTSE4GOOD (top food and beverage company) 
and Dow Jones Sustainability indices.  As Diageo's largest region by volume 
and value, with a significant manufacturing footprint, Diageo North America is 
a significant contributor to this result.  In 2013, Diageo North America 
became a signatory of the Climate Declaration, which brings together companies 
and individuals to demonstrate support for a national strategy to tackle 
climate change.  For more details about Diageo's global sustainability 
efforts, view the company's 2013 Sustainability & Responsibility Report at 
About Diageo  Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks 
business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across 
spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, 
Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One 
vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, Guinness, Beaulieu Vineyard and 
Sterling Vineyards Wines. 
Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries 
around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange 
(DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, 
its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global 
resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best 
practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com. 
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SOURCE  Diageo 
Alix Dunn, Diageo, 203.229.4744 
CO: Diageo
ST: Ontario
-0- Jul/24/2014 13:00 GMT
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