TheWhiskyBarrel.com Environmental Policy
The Whisky Barrel online whisky shop is one of Scotland’s leading retailers of Scotch & World Whiskies. Scotland is at the forefront of international environmental enterprise. With this, the company and its staff are committed to minimising the environmental impact of their procedures.
As an e-commerce enterprise The Whisky Barrel have a specific priority in ensuring materials used in packaging, which is the company’s main function, are kept to a minimum or zero waste level. This also ensures that shipment weight is minimised reducing the consignment CO2 footprint.
The company frequently reviews its processes to ensure a minimum standard of environmental management is upheld and maintain strict standards similar to the Scotch Whiskey industry.
All products are packaged in a manner that ensures safe and secure shipping to the consumer with minimum waste. In order to achieve minimum or zero packaging waste, the company persue the following procedures:
> Our commitment to consignment packaging: 100% Reuse or Recycle
> Where appropriate, incoming supplier packaging is reused to transit customer orders. Packaging which is deemed non-wholly reusable is shredded and reused as filling materials.
> The Whisky Barrel sources local, Scottish suppliers wherever feasible reducing the companies CO2 footprint.
> Where any packaging materials are not fit for purpose at all, we ensure they are sent to a authorized recycling facility.
> The Whisky Barrel is committed to reducing the use of plastic packaging to a minimum, where plastics are used these are biodegradables.
> All staff are encouraged to use sustainable means of transport including public transport.
> The firms distribution warehouse and offices meet all requirements for energy efficiency, including heat retention and heat loss.
> All staff are encouraged to follow basic sustainable practices within the work place, such as the use of lights and water.