Taking care of our people during COVID-19

Our employee’s, contractors and suppliers safety is always our first priority.

We paused operations at our Distilleries and bottling facility in March to protect our teams and all who work for us.

Before re-opening our distilleries and bottling plant during April and May, we undertook a comprehensive safety audit in line with Food Standards Agency guidelines, implementation of new health and safety measures and thorough consultation with our teams. 

In full consultation with employees we made profound changes to the way we operate.  New equipment, processes and trainings were put in place to ensure the safety of our teams as we wanted to ensure that our Employees felt confident to return to the workplace; our Suppliers know they can trust that we have appropriate processes in place when we are dealing with them; and our Customers can continue to buy our product with the confidence and knowledge that we are taking our responsibilities seriously.

Our Employees

Anybody who is able to work from home continues to do so. In considering who should return to work at our Distilleries and bottling facilities we only considered those whose roles could not be carried out from home. 

For those employees who have returned to the workplace, prior to doing so, we shared and consulted on our proposed new ways of working.   

We have sourced all necessary safety equipment including hand sanitisers, face masks, screens and gloves and are maintaining a high standard of workspace hygiene.

We have developed new ways of working with reduced team sizes, staggered arrival and departure times, stringent social distancing measures, one way systems in high traffic areas, dedicated car parks for teams, multiple site entrance and exits, new changing rooms and physical barriers where they are required.

All employees were provided with mandatory remote training on the new ways of working before returning to work. 

We are closely monitoring and reviewing the implementation of these new ways of working and will continue to adapt to resolve any issues or reflect current best practice.

Our Suppliers

It is important to us that those businesses that provide us with our supplies also feel safe and protected when they are visiting our sites.

We have implemented revised drop-off points, reduced the number of pick-up points and introduced steps to minimise any unnecessary contact.

Our Customers

Reopening our distilleries and bottling facility has meant that we have been able to continue to meet global demand for our whiskies.

In-line with Government guidance we closed our visitor centres at Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Distillery and Glenmorangie House, our brand home in the highlands.  They will open in line with government guidance and when we believe it is safe to operate these sites, both for visitors and staff.

Our Community

The Company is supporting the communities surrounding its distilleries on Islay and Tain through donations to local social enterprise partners distributing hot meals, transport and support to the vulnerable and elderly.

Glenmorangie celebrates its 175th anniversary with multi-million pound investment

Glenmorangie marks 175 years of exceptional whisky creation by announcing its plans for a new still house. Funded by a multi-million-pound investment from The Glenmorangie Company, the expansion is designed to position the Highland Distillery for ever-greater success.

Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project - Phase II

In 2017, Glenmorangie, along with its partners Marine Conservation Society and Heriot Watt University, placed 300 oysters in the protected waters around their Highland Home, to confirm the species could survive.

Now, a total of 20,000 oysters are to be introduced into the sea near Glenmorangie Distillery, as part of the ground-breaking project to restore oyster reefs fished to extinction a century ago. In pursuit of its vision to enhance the marine biodiversity of the Dornoch Firth for the second phase of the project, they are to recreate entire reefs – the very first time this has been attempted anywhere in Europe. 

Dornoch Environmental Enhancement Project Phase I

Glenmorangie has officially opened its €6million anaerobic digestion plant at its Distillery in the Highlands of Scotland. The plant is expected to purify up to 95 per cent of the waste water that the Distillery releases into the Firth.

Working in tandem with the anaerobic digestion plant, Glenmorangie has pioneered a ground-breaking environmental project, reintroducing Native European oysters to coastal waters around the Distillery.

The remaining 5 per cent of the organic waste from the Distillery will be naturally cleaned by the oysters which will enhance biodiversity and purify the by-products created through the distillation process.