Canadian Manufacturing

Diageo to build carbon neutral Crown Royal distillery in Ontario

The new facility will sit on 400 acres outside Sarnia in southwestern Ontario and will include blending and warehousing operations.

March 9, 2022   The Canadian Press

Beverage manufacturer Diageo announced plans on Mar. 9 for a $245 million carbon neutral distillery in Ontario to support the growth ambitions for its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.

The international company behind brands like Crown Royal, Captain Morgan and Guinness says the facility will operate with one-hundred per cent renewable energy and will progressively reduce waste where possible and reuse or recycle the remainder until nothing is sent to landfills.

The new facility will sit on 400 acres outside Sarnia in southwestern Ontario and will include blending and warehousing operations.

It will have the capacity to produce up to 20 million litres of absolute alcohol and create dozens of jobs.

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Diageo says the facility will supplement the company’s existing Canadian manufacturing operations in Amherstburg, Ont., Gimli, Man., and Valleyfield, Que.

Over the last three years, Diageo has invested approximately $75 million to develop technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable production capabilities in Canada.


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