PEFC certification gives credibility to the sustainability work that we do
6 May 2022 News
Only a few more days before the 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue! Ahead of the event, we hear from the speakers and supporting companies, and learn about their sustainability journey.
One of the companies supporting the event is Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys.
Finbarr Curran, Head of the Wood planning and Maturation Team, gave us an insight into his work, and shared why sustainability is so important for the company and why they choose to use PEFC-certified casks for their whiskey.
Finbarr had worked in construction for ten years, before moving into the whiskey making field. He joined Irish Distillers in 2013, where he is responsible for sourcing casks, procuring logistics, quality forecasting and sales innovation trials.
“What I love about my role is that I can do a lot of great sustainability work,” he says. “PEFC has been a fantastic partner in that.”
“PEFC certification gives credibility to the sustainability work that we do. It's independently audited, and there are rigid structures and controls in place to make sure it's been done in the right way,” he explains. “That's huge for us. That's everything we work towards.”
The 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue takes place on 12 May in Dublin, Ireland. Sustainability experts from different sectors will discuss the road to net zero and the potential of wood in mitigating climate change.