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Life is bigger than beer

If the saying ‘you’re a product of your environment’ is true, then we’re lucky our environment is beautiful Scotland. At Tennent's, we’re on a journey to make sure future generations can still enjoy our beer in the same stunning country we all live in now.

Our Sustainability pledge

We don’t think there’s anywhere better in the world to make beer and we’re on a journey to make sure future generations can still enjoy Tennent’s in the same stunning country we all live in now.

David Attenborough is right, plastic’s not fantastic…

By 2021 we’ll be single use plastic free. This will take 150 tonnes of plastic out of the environment each year.

By 2025 not only will we be completely plastic free, we’ll also be carbon neutral.

Our new CO2 recovery system will take the equivalent of 27,000 flights to London of CO2 out of the atmosphere.

We’ve reduced our annual water usage at our brewery by 24.3 million litres…

That’s 42 million pints of the freshest highland water from Loch Katrine. We’ll cheers to that!

We’re committed to only ever using the best of Scotland to make Scotland’s best…

That means, continuing to work with over 100 Scottish farms, many for generations, to provide another key ingredient, our golden barley.

We’ve always wanted to bring you the very best lager we can…

But that doesn’t mean just making a great, crisp, refreshing pint. It also means wanting to do right by Scotland and working towards bettering our environment.

Plastic Free By 2025

Our aim is to be completely plastic-free by 2025 and the first step on that journey is to ensure our packaging is completely free from single-use plastics by the end of 2021. We’ll be using cardboard packaging, which is easily recyclable for our larger product formats, and switching our small pack formats from plastic to card across the course of the next two years. This will take 150 tonnes of plastic and over 100 million plastic rings per year out of the environment. In early 2021, work on our new packaging area commenced and is expected to be completed by the Spring. Here, we will be able to produce up to 120,000 cans per hour, packaged in fully recyclable cardboard. We are also the first brewer in the U.K. to join the Plastics Pact. This is an initiative that brings businesses together with governments and non-governmental organisations to tackle the plastic problem.

CO2 Emissions

We’re installing a carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery system to capture 4,200 tonnes of CO2 each year. This is part of our journey of becoming carbon-neutral by 2025, 20 years ahead of the targets set by the Scottish Government.


We’ve been brewing great beer at Wellpark since 1556 and we’re proud of the role we play in our local community. We work with some 100 farms across Scotland to source only the finest barley, ensuring low delivery miles and supporting local farmers. A pint of Tennent’s travels less than many competitor products and we’re looking into how we can continue to reduce our product miles even further.


We only source the water we need to make the freshest pints from Loch Katrine. A local source that will never run out. Our water usage in production is best in class, but we have also taken steps to further manage our water waste by investing in an on-site treatment plant at Wellpark (Anaerobic Digestion Plant) to improve the quality of the wastewater generated as a by-product of brewing. A first for a Scottish brewery, this facility reduces emissions produced during the creation of Scotland’s favourite beer – and cuts the impact of wastewater discharge by 80%.