Finnish spirits brand Koskenkorva is shaking up the spirits industry with its ground-breaking Climate Action vodka, the first sustainable vodka made entirely from regeneratively farmed barley.
Koskenkorva has taken a bold step towards sustainability with its Climate Action vodka, setting a new standard for the spirits industry. Made entirely from regeneratively farmed barley, this first-of-its-kind vodka is now available in many markets in Europe and US, offering a more sustainable choice to conscious consumers looking to enjoy a premium Finnish heritage brand.
As part of its mission to become the world’s most sustainable vodka brand, Koskenkorva is focusing heavily on promoting regenerative farming, a holistic cultivation method that aims to convert fields from emission sources into significant carbon sinks, mitigating climate change and protecting biodiversity.
“Koskenkorva Vodka Climate Action takes the brand yet another step closer to its goal of being the world’s most sustainable vodka. We want to provide consumers with more sustainable choices and show how we can create inspiring brand experiences while also protecting our planet”, says Suvi Reinikkala, Marketing Director of Spirits at Anora, the company behind Koskenkorva Vodka.
Building a future on regenerative farming
Regenerative farming is a central concept for successful farming in the future. If regenerative farming was used on all the world’s croplands and pastures forever, up to 322 billion tons of carbon dioxide could potentially be removed from the atmosphere. This is 10 times the current amount of yearly global emissions.
As part of its wider sustainability strategy, Anora plans to train all its contract farmers in regenerative farming methods by 2025 and ensure that at least 30% of the barley used in its own grain spirits is regeneratively farmed by 2030. Two of Anora’s contract farmers currently farm regeneratively, and this figure is estimated to rise to nearly twenty farms by the coming summer.
Koskenkorva Vodka Climate Action is the result of a long-standing collaboration with the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG), a foundation working to restore the ecological balance of the Baltic Sea. Anora’s regenerative farming initiative forms part of BSAG’s Carbon Action Farming Platform, which includes 100 farms and over 1,000 farmers in Finland with a mission to farm more sustainably.
A distillery that fully embraces circularity
Anora’s commitment to sustainability is also visible at its distillery in the Finnish village of Koskenkorva, which uses around 200 million kilos of Finnish barley a year. The distillery operates on the principles of circular economy and utilises 100% of every single barley grain – even the husks of the barley are used in powering the distillery’s own bio plant.
These circularity practices mean that production at the Koskenkorva Distillery is on-track to be fully carbon-neutral by 2026. Meanwhile, Anora aims to deliver carbon-neutral production at all its facilities by 2030, as part of its ambitious sustainability roadmap.
For the first time, those wishing to experience this iconic Finnish vodka brand can now do so, enjoying a delicious beverage that makes a positive impact.