Spotlight Target Area: Water With a target to reduce water usage per litre of absolute alcohol produced (l/laa) by 47% by 2022, William Grant surpassed this target significantly in 2020 achieving a reduction of over 61% per litre of absolute alcohol (l/laa) produced. Progress during 2020 was aided by the introduction of a dissolved air flotation (DAF) plant, alongside a programme of fixing leaks in the sprinkler system. A SCADA system on site allows for close monitoring and control of processes, including water usage. This ensures that the correct volume of water is used and inadvertent usage does not occur. Due to design standards and close monitoring, water wastage through leaks is kept to a minimum. Overall, the company performed exceptionally well throughout 2020, with an exemplary performance demonstrated across its sustainability targets in the areas of supplier certification, energy/emissions, water, waste, and community engagement.