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Andrew & Outram Hussey

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hampden's push toward Sustainability & Carbon Neutrality

Hampden has been on an aggressive program to achieve a Carbon Neutral Footprint and to impliment sustainable guidelines in its planning and corporate governance. This is due in part to a commitment to be neutral, organic and sustainable. The operations have a symbiotic relationship with the environment as it utilizes water, raw materials and natural yeast in the making of its high ester rums. In the reacent rebuilding of the distillery, in excess of 80% of all steel structures, stainless steel tanks and pipes were of recycled metal and all fabricated were on site.
As Hampden move forward with its programme, we hope the following will give some insight into the various concentrations of its green program.

Scope 1: Direct Greenhouse Gas Emissions Direct Greenhouse Gas emissions, or Scope 1 emissions, occur from items controlled by and owned by the company.Emissions generally occur from one of the following types of activities.
Generation of heat, steam or electricity via the combustion of fuels in stationary equipment such as boilers, water heaters and diesel generators.

Emissions that arise from chemical or physical processing. Within the Distillery, the fermentation of sugar which produces carbon dioxide
Emission produced from burning fuel in mobile operating equipment such as cars forklifts and tractors. Additionally unintentional emissions of Greenhouse Gases from within a company through leaks and spills. These emissions are known as fugitive emissions. Within the rum industry fugitive emissions are most likely to be limited to leaks from HFC based systems. It should be noted that Hampden excludes fermentation Co2 from its calculations.

Scope 2: Indirect Purchased Power Utility Emissions. Hampden utilizes electrical power via the local utility company (JPS). The emissions that occur from the production of electricity in facilities not owned by the company are categorised as Scope 2 emissions. They are regarded as indirect emissions because they occur in equipment owned by another company, generally a power station.

Scope 3: Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions. For the Distillery, emissions categorised as Scope 3, are emissions that occur as a consequence of producing a finished saleable rum product (such as our Rum Fire Brand), emitted from equipment or plant owned by another company or via Hampden's Bottling Plant.

Hampden Sustainability Practices (Construction & Facility Projects)
Sustainable Sites: Erosion control, Brownfield Redevelopment, Reduced Site Disturbance, Storm Water Management, Landscapes, Light Pollution.
Water Efficiency: Water Efficient Landscaping, Waste Water Treatment, Water Use Reduction:.
Energy Efficiency: Renewable Energy, Energy Optimisation, Building Systems and Measurement.
Material & Resources: Recycling, Adaptive Reuse, Waste Management, Local Materials, Renewables.
Indoor Environmental Quality: CO2 Monitoring, Low VOC;s,Chemical & Pollutant Controls and Thermals.

Innovations in Facility Design.

Hampden has also committed to growing all fruits and sugar cane for the distillery without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and has moved away from the practice of cane burning.

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