The Positive Luxury Material and Manufacturing Innovation of the Year is awarded to a material supplier or manufacturing business that has demonstrated innovation anywhere from design, research and development, production, supply chain and logistics management through to end of life management.
“It is often said that large organisations, particularly those with strong heritage, struggle to adapt to changing marketing conditions and remain relevant. Belvedere is clear evidence to the contrary. The company, part of the luxury powerhouse LVMH, represents 600 years of Polish vodka-making tradition and their distillery has been making Vodka since 1910. With several hundred employees and distribution around the globe, transforming their business operations and supply chain toward a fully sustainable business model is no easy task – yet they are doing the heavy lifting, making great strides and setting ambitious targets for ongoing improvement. In 2021, after three years of collaborative teamwork between the company and the community, and the first European Commission grant to a spirits distillery, their ambitious on-site biomass capture facility went live. Belvedere also announced their accelerated schedule to become energy carbon neutral and eight clearly targeted commitments – all to be delivered by or before 2025. This is what action looks like. I’m impressed. So were the judges.”
– Amy Nelson-Bennett, Co-CEO Positive Luxury
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