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Respondent CDP 2009: Brown-Forman Corporation

General introduction
Brown Forman Corporation diversified producer marketer fine quality beverage alcohol brands including Jack Daniel’ s Southern Comfort Finlandia Vodka Tequila Herradura el Jimador Tequila Canadian Mist Fetzer Bonterra wines Korbel California Champagnes


Risk and Opportunities
1 Regulatory Risks (CDP6 1(a)(i))
1 1 company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks. 
based company production facilities offices globally Brown Forman Corporation subject climate change regulation parts world process identifying risks/opportunities assessing degree affect business including financial implications began development comprehensive climate change strategy process developing strategy included engagement representatives diverse business functions identified various risks company outlined potential activities engage investigate level risks /opportunities associated activities reduce risk maximize opportunities Brown Forman’ s Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance Department responsible tracking regulatory changes ensuring company compliance applicable rules year’ s CDP’ s response • Europe Brown Forman Corporation facilities regulated EU ETS emissions trading • United States U S Environmental Protection Agency proposed comprehensive national reporting emissions carbon dioxide greenhouse gases produced major sources United States proposed state extremely likely Brown Forman based facilities required follow mandatory reporting rules face risks increased requirements mandatory reduction goals enforced companies face mandatory reporting continue monitor regulatory developments • Canada facility continues exist levels mandatory regulatory reporting requirements like facilities fall Climate Change program focuses managing greenhouse gas emissions • State level United States continue monitor development number regulatory requirements impact operations especially California California Global Warming Solutions Act 2006 (AB32) impact operations (directly orindirectly) value chain suppliers (such fuel electricity providers) face regulation likely operating cost increases related compliance passed value chain impact Brown Forman Corporation Brown Forman continue monitor regulatory development impact value chain particularly impact transportation Brown Forman Corporation’ s global inventory emissions developed voluntary proactive effort prepared company mandatory GHG emissions reporting developed maintain party verified inventory greenhouse gas emissions publicly report California Climate Action Registry past months potential facilities fall proposed mandatory reporting regulation seen benefits having developed robust defensible greenhouse gas inventory Early action inventorying emissions allowed better understand emissions profile prior mandatory reporting potential reduction mandates climate change regimes effect emerging rely quantitative understanding greenhouse gas emissions sources greenhouse gas inventories regimes effect development rely cap & trade primary mechanism manage reduce greenhouse gas emissions effective well– designed appropriately executed cap trade program succeed slowing reducing greenhouse gases poorly conceived implemented program damaging effects unintended consequences negatively impact corporation increased operating costs past year seen increased efforts harmonize greenhouse gas inventory reporting reduce reporting burden company reports voluntary mandatory programs different reporting entities continue support efforts harmonize reporting requirements

 
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2 Physical Risks (CDP6 1(a)(ii))
2 1 company exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to physical risks. 
important consequences climate change business associated main input materials– grains bourbons whiskeys grapes wines agave tequilas Changes average temperatures precipitation patterns change soil moisture conditions change types pests present areas currently source grapes grains agave increase risk fires making areas suitable growing crops potential effects influence quality supply input materials coming decades approach sourcing raw materials involves significant purchases market versus owning agricultural fields approach allows flexibility sourcing climate change impact availability agricultural inputs rainfall patterns change droughts common severe world water costs continue increase water major components products long history water conservation efforts particularly water stressed regions like northern California operate wineries vineyards Water stressed regions likely continue gain attention general public industry like beverage manufacturers rely water subject intense scrutiny water consumption need consider additional conservation reuse efforts responding water related risks working industry peers Beverage Industry Environment Roundtable sharing best practices case studies developing best practice guidance documents topics drought preparedness management water reduction use clean place Changing weather patterns increase probability hurricanes flooding fires facilities known especially vulnerable production facilities located zone anticipated affected rising sea levels Brown Forman Corporation consider acquiring production facilities areas future investigate associated risks appropriate action Brown Forman Corporation’ s spirits production operations major business rely heavily regular daily supplies grains fuels electricity Natural events severe storms flooding disrupt delivery essential components cause delays production potential financial impacts business continuity planning process major facilities plan place respond mitigate recover range possible losses including flood windstorm natural disasters Natural events severe storms flooding potentially disrupt transportation delivery product company’ s approach climate change include programs increase understanding effects climate change Examples seen various partnerships Notable partnerships universities include University Tennessee University California Davis California Brown Forman financed partnered University California Davis support Soil Root Ecology Laboratory Department Land Air Water Resources project research carbon ecosystem services related California vineyards biodiversity management project consists evaluation quantification existing carbon stocks vineyards (including vines soil cover crops native vegetation) surrounding forested vegetated landscape Brown Forman property main purpose study provide estimate stocks carbon stored organic sustainable vineyard management practices study identify differences carbon stocks expected possible based varying vineyard management practices presently stage understanding findings intend share findings rest industry understanding risks level risk potential impact operations remained past months

 
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additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings Securities Exchange Commission

 
3 Risks (CDP6 1(a)(iii))
3 1 company exposed risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to other risks. 
process identifying risks/opportunities assessing degree affect business including financial implications began development comprehensive climate change strategy process developing strategy included representatives diverse cross section business functions identified various risks company outlined potential activity engage investigate level risks /opportunities associated activities reduce risk maximize opportunities past months perspective level risks related climate change remained operations processes moderately resource intensive pay attention price volatility resources including fuel electrical energy water raw materials rise time CDP response summer 2008 primary concern rising cost resources concern time shifted volatility prices rise costs associated changes sourcing regions increased burden suppliers regulatory activity products Brown Forman Corporation makes markets beverage alcohol usually directly associated negative impacts climate climate change current projected impacts gain publicity public awareness possible greater consumer impacts manufacturing distribution products global climate long term risk governments consumers favor locally brands global brands decreased energy greenhouse gas emissions associated transport distribution wines spirits regionally produced spirit categories required law produced specific locations long term risk relatively minor risks span geographic regions Brown Forman operates

 
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additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings Securities Exchange Commission

 
4 Regulatory Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(i))
4 1 regulatory requirements climate change present opportunities company
Regulatory requirements present opportunities for my company. 
process identifying risks/opportunities assessing degree affect business including financial implications began development comprehensive climate change strategy previously mentioned regions operate regulatory activity EU ETS trading scheme California Global Warming Solutions act promote use renewable sources energy production transportation changes national regional level geared increased availability cleaner fuels cleaner fuels feasible adoptable company’ s overall greenhouse gas environmental footprint lowered past months seen regulatory activities taking root Low Carbon Fuel Standard adopted California April 2009 anticipate mandate boost markets alternative fuel vehicles California operations able source efficient vehicles support CA operations sustainability efforts Brown Forman facilities presently exploring potential sell carbon credits project anticipated lower greenhouse gas emissions project successful climate change presented additional opportunity company

 
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additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings Securities Exchange Commission

 
5 Physical Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(ii))
5 1 physical changes resulting climate change present opportunities company
Physical changes present opportunities for my company. 
noted Question 2 1 changes average temperatures precipitation patterns alter soil moisture conditions change types pests present areas currently source grapes grains agave increase risk fires making areas suitable growing crops able source crops areas previously unsuitable growing necessary grapes grains products creating new opportunities time uncertain timescales able realize opportunities estimate financial benefit opportunities potentially span geographic regions Brown Forman operates

 
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additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings Securities Exchange Commission

 
6 Opportunities (CDP6 1(b)(iii))
6 1 Does climate change present opportunities company
Climate change presents other opportunities for my company. 
comprehensive strategy address climate change realize climate change itself does offer specific opportunities ways tap consumer sustainable products brand building presents potential opportunity Brown Forman Corporation given growing concern stakeholders regarding environmental sustainability Capitalizing climate change consumers Fetzer brand past months successfully communicated bottle light weighting efforts associated climate change impacts consumers Fetzer reduced weight 23 million bottles distributes year saving energy production process supply chain average annual basis new bottles reduce glass usage 16% (more 2 100 tons) supply chain greenhouse gas emissions associated glass bottles 14% (3 000 tons CO2e) Marketing attributes successfully resonated Fetzer’ s consumers industry works understand implications climate change operations Brown Forman collaborates industry groups Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance BIER group working developing guidance greenhouse gas emissions reporting particularly providing appropriate scope emission factors industry work provides opportunity Brown Forman collaborate developing solution environmental problem sharing best practices advantageous Brown Forman climate change issues continue identify environmental attributes brands resonate consumers remaining true brand’ s identity proposition believe commitment environmental stewardship increases ability attract retain talented employees

 
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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting, Emissions Intensity, Energy and Trading
7 Reporting Year (CDP6 Q2(a)(ii)) Year 1 answers
Information respond section “ Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)” developed World Resources Institute World Business Council Sustainable Development (“ GHG Protocol” ) http //www ghgprotocol org/ ISO 14064 1 compatible GHG Protocol number regional/national programme protocols information http //www ghgprotocol org/ use guidance button provide CDP responses questions 7 8 9 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Questions 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 subsequent webpages dates answer question 7 carried forwards automatically populate webpages
7 1 state start date end date year reporting GHG emissions
Start date 01 January 2008End date 31 December 2008Other Based calendar year

 
8 Reporting Boundary (CDP6 Q2(a)(i)) 8 1 indicate category describes company entities group Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions reported
Companies over which operational control is exercised. 

 
8 2 state parts business sources GHG emissions excluded reporting boundary
public reporting purposes GHG emissions associated fermentation included biogenic sources included

 
9 Methodology (CDP6 Q2(a)(iii)) 9 1 process used company calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions including standard protocol methodology used collect activity data calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions provide answer text box addition description relevant select methodology list published methodologies aid automated analysis data
Brown Forman Corporation uses General Reporting Protocol California Climate Action Registry calculating GHG emissions CY 2005 2006 emissions based Registry Ver 2 2 (2007) CY2007’ s GHG inventory based Registry V 3 0 (2008) CY2008’ s GHG inventory based Ver 3 1(2009) Based internationally recognized WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol California Climate Action Registry Protocol provides detailed guidance accurate comprehensive identification quantification reporting corporate GHG emissions Data fuel electricity consumption vehicle mileage information refrigerant containing equipment collected individual facility appropriate local emission factors applied greenhouse gas emissions calculated facility subsequently summarized corporation

 
Select methodologies
California Climate Action Registry


 
provide

 
9 2 Details assumptions
fuel use assume fuel purchases equal quantity consumed assumption line best practices activities data available fiscal year assume fiscal year equal calendar year assumption line best practices

 
9 3 names links calculation tools used
calculating greenhouse gas emissions Brown Forman uses online tool California Climate Action Registry known CARROT tool available members California Climate Action Registry details CARROT visit http //www climateregistry org/tools/carrot html

 
Select calculation tools
GHG Protocol - CO2 emissions from business travel 1.2 August 2005
http://www.climateregistry.org/tools/carrot.html


 
9 4 global warming potentials applied origin
global warming potentials listed table California Climate Action Registry’ s GHG protocol Ver 3 1 global warming potentials sourced Environmental Protection Agency Inventory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sinks 1990 2003 (April 2005)GHG GWP(TAR 2001)CO2 1CH4 23N2O 296HFC 23 12 000HFC 32 550HFC 125 3 400HFC 134a 1 300HFC 143a 4 300HFC 152a 120HFC 227ea 3 500HFC 236fa 9 400HFC 4310mee1 500CF4 5 700C2F6 11 900C3F8 8 600C4F10 8 600C6F14 9 000SF6 22 000

 
9 5 emission factors applied origin
emission factors detailed California Climate Action Registry’ s General Reporting Protocol Ver 3 1 January 2009 comprehensive list emission factors used various entities GHG inventory available http //www climateregistry org/tools/protocols/general reporting protocol html (note list long detailed here)

 
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Brown Forman Corporation accounts greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calendar year basis – 12 month period ending December 31 year CDP5 GHG emissions reported include calendar years (CY) 2005 2006 2007 time reporting year GHG emissions CY 2007 verified time CDP6 report 2007 emissions verified differ slightly numbers previously reported CY2008 GHG numbers 3rd party verified

 
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting, Emissions Intensity, Energy and Trading
7 Reporting Year (CDP6 Q2(a)(ii)) Year 2 answers
Information respond section “ Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting Reporting Standard (Revised Edition)” developed World Resources Institute World Business Council Sustainable Development (“ GHG Protocol” ) http //www ghgprotocol org/ ISO 14064 1 compatible GHG Protocol number regional/national programme protocols information http //www ghgprotocol org/ use guidance button provide CDP responses questions 7 8 9 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Questions 10 1 10 2 11 1 11 2 subsequent webpages dates answer question 7 carried forwards automatically populate webpages
7 1 state start date end date year reporting GHG emissions
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007Other Based calendar year

 
8 Reporting Boundary (CDP6 Q2(a)(i)) 8 1 indicate category describes company entities group Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions reported
Companies over which operational control is exercised. 

 
8 2 state parts business sources GHG emissions excluded reporting boundary
public reporting purposes GHG emissions associated fermentation included biogenic sources included

 
9 Methodology (CDP6 Q2(a)(iii)) 9 1 process used company calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions including standard protocol methodology used collect activity data calculate Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions provide answer text box addition description relevant select methodology list published methodologies aid automated analysis data

 
Select methodologies

 
provide

 
9 2 Details assumptions

 
9 3 names links calculation tools used

 
Select calculation tools

 
9 4 global warming potentials applied origin

 
9 5 emission factors applied origin

 
information
including GHG emissions data 2007 data previously reported year's CDP CY2007 3rd party verified submission CDP response

 
10 Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(b)(i))
Instructions question 10 question 11 (following page)When providing answers questions 10 11 deduct offset credits Renewable Energy Certificates net estimated avoided emissions export renewable energy carbon sequestration (including enhanced oil recovery) use goods services Opportunities provide details activities reduce avoid emissions provided information request Carbon dioxide emissions biologically sequestered carbon e g carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels reported separately emissions Scopes 1 2 3 relevant report emissions question 15 include nitrous oxide methane emissions biomass/biofuel combustion emissions scopes
answer following questions using Table 1 provide 10 1 Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions metric tonnes CO2 ePlease break total gross global Scope 1 emissions 10 2 Country regionPlease provide CDP responses questions 10 1 10 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Table 1 (below) table 5 (Q11 1 11 2) automatically populated dates answer 7 1 Electric utilities report emissions country/region using table question EU3 Table 1 use numbers Use “ Other” option drop menu enter region
Reporting year Q7.1 Start date 01/01/2008 01/01/2007
Reporting year Q7.1 End date 31/12/2008 31/12/2007
10.1 Total gross global Scope 1 GHG
emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e
111125 100728

10.2 Gross Scope 1 emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e by country or region

North America (US CA Mex) 111061 100685
Europe 64 43

 
answer question 10 1 automatically carried forward tables 2 3 add country region answer 10 2 press “ Save” end page tick box total gross global Scope 1 figure (Q10 1) includes emissions transferred outside reporting boundary (as given answer 8 1) report transfers 13 5

 
facilitate better understanding business break total global Scope 1 emissions 10 3 Business divisionand/or10 4 Facility10 3 Business division (only data current reporting year requested)Table 2 use numbers
Business Divisions - Enter names below
Scope 1 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q10.1 111125
Offices (owned leased) 845
Global Production 110280

 
10 4 Facility (only data current reporting year requested)Table 3 use numbers
Facilities - Enter names below
Scope 1 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 1 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q10.1 111125

 
10 5 break total global Scope 1 GHG emissions metric tonnes gas metric tonnes CO2 e GHG type (Only data current reporting year requested )Table 4 use numbers
Scope 1 GHG Type
Unit
Quantity
CO2 Metric tonnes
CH4 Metric tonnes
CH4 Metric tonnes CO2-e
N2O Metric tonnes
N2O Metric tonnes CO2-e
HFCs Metric tonnes
HFCs Metric tonnes CO2-e
PFCs Metric tonnes
PFCs Metric tonnes CO2-e
SF6 Metric tonnes
SF6 Metric tonnes CO2-e

 
10 6 provided information Scope 1 emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 1 GHG emissions information future
applicable

 
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consistency public reporting GHG values reported metric tons CO2equCY2008 time GHG emissions CY08 3rd party verified unable disclose breakdown type gas numbers available CDP7 majority Scope 1 emissions based emissions CO2 anticipate ratio gases approximately CY2007Below CY2007 verified breakdown type gasCY2007 (verified) CO2 97 944 16 CH4 9 39 N2O 5 57 HFCs 0 28 PFCs 0 04 SF6 0 total 97 959 44 Note numbers differ total CO2equivalents mentioned table shows emissions type gas metric tons CO2equivalents

 
11 Scope 2 Indirect GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(b)(i))
Important note emission factors zero low carbon electricity purchased emissions factor use calculating Scope 2 emissions depends electricity purchase counted calculating grid average emissions factor – supplier Electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor electricity sourced grid electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor Scope 2 emissions calculated using grid average emissions factor company purchases electricity zero low carbon electricity tariff Electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor zero low carbon electricity sourced grid transmitted company electricity counted calculating grid average emissions factor specific method generation used provided certificates quantifying GHG related environmental benefits claimed electricity sold passed separately electricity purchased Click instructions previous page answering question 11
answer following questions using Table 5 provide 11 1 Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions metric tonnes CO2 e break total gross global Scope 2 emissions 11 2 Country regionPlease provide CDP responses questions 11 1 11 2 years prior current reporting year time answered CDP information request work backwards current reporting year enter data oldest reporting period Table 5 automatically populated dates gave answer 7 1 Table 5 use numbers Use “ Other” option drop menu enter region
Reporting year Q7.1 Start date 01/01/2008 01/01/2007
Reporting year Q7.1 End date 31/12/2008 31/12/2007
11.1 Total gross global Scope 2 GHG
emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e
73441 65998

11.2 Gross Scope 2 emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e by country or region

North America Canada Mexico 72273 64839
Asia & Australia 673 661
Europe 495 498

 
answer 11 1 automatically carried forward tables 6 7 add country region answer 11 2 press “ Save” end page facilitate better understanding business break total global Scope 2 emissions 11 3 Business divisionand/or11 4 Facility11 3 Business division (only data current reporting year requested)Table 6 use numbers
Business Divisions - Enter names below
Scope 2 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q11.1 73441
Offices (owned leased) 10594
Global Production 62847

 
11 4 Facility (only data current reporting year requested)Table 7 use numbers
Facilities - Enter names below
Scope 2 Metric tonnes CO2-e
Total gross global Scope 2 GHG emissions in metric tonnes CO2-e - answer to question Q11.1 73441

 
11 5 provided information Scope 2 emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 2 GHG emissions information future
applicable

 
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12 Contractual Arrangements Supporting Particular Types Electricity Generation (CDP6 Q2(b)(i) Guidance)
12 1 consider grid average factor used report Scope 2 emissions question 11 does reflect contractual arrangements electricity suppliers (for example purchase electricity using zero low carbon electricity tariff) calculate report contractual Scope 2 figure response question showing origin alternative emission factor information tariff
applicable

 
12 2 retire certificates (eg Renewable Energy Certificates) associated zero low carbon electricity provide details
CY 2008 retired certificates equaling 1 155 MWh

 
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13 Scope 3 Indirect GHG Emissions (CDP6 Q2(c))
following categories main sources emissions Report emissions metric tonnes CO2 e state methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions Notes question 13When providing answers question 13 deduct offset credits Renewable Energy Certificates net estimated avoided emissions export renewable energy carbon sequestration (including enhanced oil recovery) use goods services Opportunities provide details activities reduce avoid emissions provided information request Carbon dioxide emissions biologically sequestered carbon e g carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels reported separately emissions Scopes 1 2 3 relevant report emissions question 15 include nitrous oxide methane emissions biomass/biofuel combustion emissions scopes
13 1 Employee business travelDescribe main sources emissions
Employee business travel includes • Air travel Mexico Europe initiated • Ground travel Car rentals based car rental• Ground travel Bus Mileage corporate events• Ground travel domestic use Company provided hybrid business travel*Note leased fleet Sales Fleet executives use company provided vehicle 25% time business trips included direct emissions guidance California Climate Action Registry GRP Ver 3 1

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e
CY2007 7 007CY2008 4 767

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions
business travel use methodology WRI’ s greenhouse gas protocol involves determining total mileage applying emissions factors based type transport length trips applying appropriate emission factors Detailed emission factors available www ghgprotocol org

 
13 2 External distribution/logisticsDescribe main sources emissions
Overall emissions associated external distributions/logistics measured known time involvement Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable work WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol develop methodology inventorying external distribution/logistics emissions Brown Forman Corporation likely included future Fetzer brand light weighted bottles collaboration Best Foot Forward greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated lightweighting determined (Ques 6 1) work represents step taken understanding distribution/logistic emissions associated production process change information work contact Brown Forman Corporation

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 3 Use/disposal company’ s products servicesFor auto manufacture auto component companies – refer additional questions sectors completing question 13 3 main sources emissions
known emissions associated consumption company’ s beverages Brown Forman Corporation included greenhouse gas emissions end life stage products inventories direct control emissions

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 4 Company supply chainDescribe main sources emissions
Emissions associated company’ s supply chain measured known time anticipate groups Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable establish methodology inventorying industry’ s supply chain emissions Brown Forman Corporation included future

 
Emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
State methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 5 OtherIf reporting emissions fall categories categorise transferred emissions non transferred emissions (please guidance explanation terms) report transfers input fields non transfers input fields TransfersDescribe main sources emissions

 
TransfersReport emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
TransfersState methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
Non transfersDescribe main sources emissions

 
Non transfersReport emissions metric tonnes CO2 e

 
Non transfersState methodology assumptions calculation tools databases emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used calculating emissions

 
13 6 provided information categories Scope 3 GHG emissions response questions explain reasons plans collecting Scope 3 indirect emissions information future

 
information

 
14 Emissions Avoided Use Goods Services (New CDP 2009)
14 1 goods and/or services enable GHG emissions avoided party provide details including estimated avoided emissions anticipated timescale emissions avoided methodology assumptions emission factors (including sources) global warming potentials (including sources) used estimations
applicable

 
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15 Carbon Dioxide Emissions Biologically Sequestered Carbon (New CDP 2009)
example carbon dioxide burning biomass/biofuels

 
15 1 provide total global carbon dioxide emissions metric tonnes CO2 biologically sequestered carbon Emissions metric tonnes CO2 use numbers
74942

 
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numbers include emissions associated renewable sources energy wood burning use biodiesel charcoal making charcoal burning Note CH4 N2O emissions included Scope 1 emissions

 
16 Emissions Intensity (CDP6 Q3(b))
16 1 supply financial emissions intensity measurement reporting year combined Scope 1 2 emissions measurement
Intensity tons CO2equivalent million $USD turnover(tons CO2equivalents Scope 1 + tons CO2equ Scope 2)/ turnover

 
16 1 1 units example units metric tonnes CO2 e million Yen turnover metric tonnes CO2 e US$ profit metric tonnes CO2 e thousand Euros turnover
tons CO2equ/ million $USD turnover

 
16 1 2 resulting figure Use decimal point necessary use “ ” “ ” e write 15 6 15 6
58

 
16 2 supply activity related intensity measurement reporting year combined Scope 1 2 emissions measurement
Internally Brown Forman facilities activity related intensity measurements based type facility e g 9L cases bottling facilities Original Proof gallons distilleries barrels cooperage time determined appropriate activity related intensity measurement fully describes diverse operations

 
16 2 1 units e g metric tonnes CO2 e metric tonne output service sector businesses unit service provided

 
16 2 2 resulting figure Use decimal point necessary use “ ” “ ” e write 15 6 15 6

 
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note calculating emissions intensity turnover based fiscal year GHG emissions based calendar year

 
17 Emissions History (CDP6 Q2(f))
17 1 emissions reporting year vary significantly compared previous years
Yes 
Total emissions associated business travel declined approximately 32% significant corporate efforts reduce business travel Emissions scope 1 2 increased 10% 11% respectively CY2007 2008 facilities operations reduced individual emissions improved efficiency reduced production overall Scope 1 2 emissions increased 2007 2008 certain production increases process changes

 
answer 17 1 Yes 17 1 1 Estimate percentage emissions vary compared previous reporting year box accept numerical answers containing decimal point use " " " " e write 10 6 10 6
9 %

 
emissions increased decreased
Increased 

 
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18 External Verification/Assurance (CDP6 Q2(d))
18 1 information reported response questions 10 – 15 externally verified/assured
Yes, it has been externally verified/assured in whole or in part.(Please continue with questions 18.2 to 18.5) 

 
aid automated analysis responses select responses tick boxes use text box provided tick boxes menu options appropriate

 
18 2 State scope/boundary emissions included verification/assurance exercise
Scope 1 Q10.1
Scope 2 Q11.1
Scope 3 employee business travel Q13.1


 
use text box scope/boundary emissions included verification/assurance exercise tick box menu options applicable
time submitting questionnaire Brown Forman’ s CY 2007 inventory verified California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Based reporting verification cycle end CY2009 anticipate CY2008’ s numbers verified CCAR Brown Forman Corporation’ s inventory verified California Climate Action Registry General Certification Protocol Cameron Cole certified verifier CCAR led verification process Brown Forman’ s GHG inventory

 
18 3 State level assurance (eg reasonable limited) given
Summary paragraph Verification Report reads “ Based prescribed method results verification activities Cameron Cole’ s opinion minimum quality standard (of 95% accuracy) achieved Cameron Cole’ s conclusions regarding accuracy completeness DY2007 Inventory basis Verification Opinion reviewed signed Cameron Cole’ s independent senior reviewer Lead Verifier copy Verification Opinion included Exhibit B ”

 
18 4 Provide copy verification/assurance statement attach copy/copies

 
18 5 Specify standard information verified/assured
Brown Forman Corporation’ s inventory verified California Climate Action Registry General Certification Protocol

 
18 6 information provided response questions 10 15 verified state plans GHG emissions accounting information externally verified/assured future

 
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19 Data Accuracy (CDP6 Q2(e) – New wording CDP 2009)
19 1 main sources uncertainty data gathering handling calculations e g data gaps assumptions extrapolation metering/measurement inaccuracies gather emissions data select emissions data gathered proceed question 20
Emission data is gathered. 
main sources uncertainty process lies internal allocation emissions type operation production facility example facility distillery bottling aim allocate emissions operations possible allocate based metering cases use allocation methods verification based total emissions facility uncertainties passed total emissions calculations small portion activity data particularly fuel used stationary mobile uses uncertainty allocations

 
19 2 uncertainties affect accuracy reported data percentage terms estimated standard deviation
total % uncertainty/standard deviation calculated verified California Climate Action Registry’ s protocol organization’ s total emissions needs +/ 5% totals determined verifying company Brown Forman’ s emissions CY 2005 CY 2007 met criteria level difference +/ 5% threshold anticipate CY2008’ s numbers fall threshold

 
19 3 Does company report GHG emissions mandatory voluntary scheme (other CDP) requires accuracy assessment
Yes (Please answer the following questions - 19.3.1, 19.3.2). 

 
19 3 1 provide scheme
Other 
California Climate Action Registry

 
19 3 2 provide accuracy assessment GHG emissions reported scheme report delivered
CY 2007 Cameron Cole verification report paragraph addressing accuracy states “ Comparison Emissions Estimates … … Cameron Cole recalculated emissions estimates selected sources using underlying activity data Cameron Cole’ s estimate Brown Forman’ s total emissions categories differs Brown Forman’ s reported emissions (in CARROT) 1% CY2007 (see Table 2) Errors identified considered immaterial ” (Cameron Cole verification report)For information regarding content verification report contact Brown Forman Corporation

 
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20 Energy Fuel Requirements Costs (New CDP 2009)
provide following information reporting year Cost purchased energy
20 1 total cost electricity heat steam cooling purchased company
8500000

 
Select currency
United States dollar

 
20 1 1 break costs individual energy type Table 8 “ Cost” column accept text use numbers
Energy type
Cost
Currency
 Electricity 8500000 United States dollar
 Heat United States dollar
 Steam United States dollar
 Cooling United States dollar

 
Cost purchased fuel20 2 total cost fuel purchased company mobile stationary combustion
12800000

 
Select currency
United States dollar

 
20 2 1 breakdown costs individual fuel type Table 9 cost column accept text use numbers
Mobile combustion fuels
Cost
Currency

 
Stationary combustion fuels
Cost
Currency

 
Energy fuel inputsThe following questions designed establish company’ s requirements energy fuel (inputs) note MWh preferred unit answers helps comparability analysis usually associated electricity equally used represent energy content fuels (see CDP2009 Reporting Guidance information conversions MWh) Purchased energy input20 3 company’ s total consumption purchased energy MWh use numbers

 
Purchased self produced fuel input20 4 company’ s total consumption MWh fuels stationary combustion includes purchased fuels biomass self produced fuels relevant use numbers

 
answering question used Higher Heating Values (also known Gross Calorific Values) Lower Heating Values (also known Net Calorific Values) state used calculating answers

 
20 4 1 break total consumption fuels reported answer question 20 4 individual fuel type MWh Table 10 use numbers
Stationary combustion fuels
MWh

 
Energy outputIn question ask information energy MWh generated company fuel uses Comparing energy contained fuel combustion (question 20 4) energy available use combustion indication efficiency combustion processes taking industry sector account 20 5 total energy generated MWh fuels reported question 20 4 use numbers

 
20 6 total MWh renewable energy excluding biomass self generated company use numbers

 
Energy exportsThis question companies export energy surplus requirements example company use electricity combined heat power plant export heat organisation 20 7 percentage energy reported response question 20 5 exported/sold company grid parties use numbers

 
20 8 percentage renewable energy reported response question 20 6 exported/sold company grid parties use numbers

 
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Ques 20 2Purchased Energy cost renewable sources $2 million USDPurchased Energy cost non renewable sources $10 8 million USDQues 20 3 purposes questionnaire Brown Forman’ s energy consumption quoted MMBTU consistent public environmental metrics reports clarification needed contact Brown Forman Based definition energy Brown Forman consumption category limited purchased electricity CY 2008= 350 688 MMBTUs Ques 20 420 4 company’ s total consumption MWh fuels stationary combustion includes purchased fuels biomass self produced fuels relevant CY2008 1 926 673 MMBTUsNote consumption includes waste wood product Cooperage used fuel source 20 5 total energy generated MWh fuels reported question time able comprehensively differentiate energy contained fuel combustion energy available use facilities strive maximize efficiency fuel use 20 6 total MWh renewable energy excluding biomass self generated company Renewable energy self generated company excludes biomass self generation electricity solar power CY2008 3 174 MMBTUs20 7 percentage energy reported response question 20 5 exported/sold company grid parties applicable20 8 percentage renewable energy reported response question 20 6 exported/sold company grid parties applicable

 
21 EU Emissions Trading Scheme (CDP6 Q2(g)(i) – New wording CDP 2009)
Electric utilities report allowances emissions using table question EU5 21 1 Does company operate ownership facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)
No (Please go to question 22.) 

 
details 21 2 allowances allocated free year Phase II facilities operate (Even wholly facilities number allowances) Table 11 use numbers
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Free allowances metric tonnes CO2

 
21 3 total allowances purchased national auctioning processes period 1 January 2008 31 December 2008 facilities operate (Even wholly facilities total allowances purchased auctions facilities period) Total allowances purchased auction

 
21 4 total CO2 emissions 1 January 2008 31 December 2008 facilities operate (Even wholly facilities total emissions period )Total emissions metric tonnes

 
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22 Emissions Trading (CDP6 Q2(g)(ii) New wording CDP 2009)
Electric utilities read EU6 answering questions
22 1 provide details emissions trading schemes EU ETS company participates likely participate years
We do not participate or anticipate participating in any trading schemes within the next two years. (Please go to question 22.3)  

 
22 2 overall strategy complying schemes required elected participate including EU ETS

 
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22 Carbon credits
22 3 purchased project based carbon credits
No. (Please go to question 22.5) 

 
indicate credits meet following commitments

 
22 4 Provide details including type unit volume vintage purchased standard/scheme credits verified issued retired (where applicable)

 
22 5 involved origination project based carbon credits
No. (Please go to question 22.7) 

 
22 6 provide details including • role project(s) • locations technologies involved • standard/scheme projects being/have developed • emissions reductions validated verified • annual volumes generated/projected carbon credits • Retirement method used compliance offsetting

 
22 7 involved trading allowances EU ETS and/or project based carbon credits separate business activity direct support business activity investment fund management provision offsetting services
No. (Please go to question 23) 

 
22 8 provide details role performed

 
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Performance
23 Reduction plans & goals (CDP6 Q3(a))
23 1 Does company GHG emissions and/or energy reduction plan place
Yes. (Please go to question 23.3) 

 
23 2 explain aid automated analysis responses select response options using text box just use text box provided options appropriate
In process of being defined 

 
menu options appropriate answer question using text box
Brown Forman’ s key environmental stewardship focus areas include energy greenhouse gas management company’ s long term environmental stewardship efforts focus maximizing energy efficiency reductions feasible implement initiatives greenhouse gases set corporate level target facilities operations corporation individual plans focus understanding greenhouse gas reduction opportunities energy efficiency reduction targets

 
Goal setting23 3 emissions and/or energy reduction target(s)
No. (Please go to question 23.8) 

 
23 4 baseline year target(s)
anticipate CY2007 baseline year

 
23 5 emissions and/or energy reduction target(s)
presently assessing appropriate GHG emissions energy reduction targets Corporate Level recognize learning (1) newer acquired operations potential reductions greenhouse gases energy use (2) changing regulatory landscape change outlook regarding level aggressiveness timing targets available options renewable fuels (3) continued economic climate impacts levels production turn impacts use energy generation greenhouse gases factors delayed setting corporate level target continue work individual facilities/operations individual goals/targets

 
23 6 sources activities target(s) applies
time anticipate target apply entities corporation main contributors greenhouse gases used energy

 
23 7 period/timescale does target(s) extend
time timescale corporate targets known

 
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23 GHG emissions energy reduction activities
23 8 activities undertaking planning undertake reduce emissions/energy use
types activities planning undertake vary type operation prioritized reduction potential primary focus manufacturing facilities improving efficiency production processes reduce fuel input unit product produced reduce greenhouse gas emissions unit product produced activities planned include investigating opportunities waste heat recovery improvements product yield waste reduction investigating alternatives handling products opportunities arise consider transitions renewable sources energy feasible (such recent facility transition petroleum based diesel biodiesel site transport)The primary focus office facilities reducing electricity use especially areas electricity generated GHG intensive fuels activities planned include continued upgrades controls lighting heating/cooling systems reduce energy use spaces unoccupied continued improvements building envelopes reduce energy use heating/cooling educating employees make changes individual behaviors office

 
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23 Goal evaluation
23 9 benchmarks key performance indicators use assess progress emissions/energy reduction goals set
key performance indicators benchmarks set anticipate annual tracking GHG energy quantitative numbers goals

 
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23 Goal achievement
23 10 emissions reductions energy savings associated cost savings achieved date result plan and/or activities described state methodology data sources used calculating reductions savings
Brown Forman’ s Corporate Campus seen 13% reduction electricity GHG emissions CY05 CY08 related reduction electricity use replacement heating/cooling equipment optimization facility lighting upgraded control systems lighting heating/cooling data taken directly site GHG inventory forms reduction electricity represents $150 000 annual savings seen slight emissions reduction increased use biodiesel versus diesel production transportation fleet facility methodology calculating emissions emissions reductions detailed emissions performance section questionnaire improvements fluctuations production volumes years difficult pull improvements absolute basis manufacturing sites realized approximately 35% GHG emissions reductions business travel concerted efforts reduce overall business travel company realized cost savings travel data based compiled business travel data internal travel department methodology calculating emissions emissions reductions detailed emissions performance section questionnaire

 
23 11 investment required achieve emissions reductions energy savings targets carry activities listed response question 23 8 period investment Table 13 “ Investment number” column accept text use numbers
Emission reduction target/energy saving target or activity
Investment number
Investment currency
Timescale

 
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23 11 investment required achieve emissions reductions energy savings targets carry activities listed response question 23 8 period investment possible infrastructure projects typically time allow changes economic conditions factored capital plans outside Brown Forman’ s disclosure policy provide specific capital spending projects planning implementation capital projects related emissions reductions ongoing Brown Forman’ s production management capital budgets established year management regularly reviews plan makes changes new information available

 
23 Goal planning & investment
Electric utilities read table question EU3 giving details forecasted emissions
23 12 investment required achieve future targets set reduction plan carry activities listed response question 23 8 period expect payback investment Table 14 “ Number” column accept text use numbers
Plan or action
Investment number
Investment currency
Payback

 
23 13 estimate company’ s future Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions years main territories regions operate provide qualitative explanation expected changes impact future GHG emissions possible use table 15 structure answer question alternatively use text box
time estimated future Scope 1 2 emissions year horizon

 
Scope 1 forecasted emissions Table 15 following units

 
Scope 2 forecasted emissions Table 15 following units

 
Table 15 “ Scope” columns accept text use numbers Type territory region giving data press “ Add Territory/Region” giving global figure instead separate figures regions territories write “ global” box labelled “ Enter territory region” Click sample table
Future reporting years:
End date for year end DD/MM/YYYY
Emission forecasts
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2
Scope 1
Scope 2

 
23 14 estimate company’ s future energy use years main territories regions operate provide qualitative explanation expected changes impact future GHG emissions possible use table 16 structure answer question alternatively use text box

 
Table 16 use numbers Type territory region giving data description data giving e g electricity consumption press “ Add Row” giving global figure instead separate figures regions territories use word “ global” table accept different types units e g units volume mass Click sample table
Future reporting years:
End date for year end DD/MM/YYYY
Energy use estimates for territory/region
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units
Number
Units

 
23 15 explain methodology used estimations assumptions
applicable

 
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23 12 investment required achieve future targets set reduction plan carry activities listed response question 23 8 period expect payback investment time quantified investment required achieve future targets acknwoledge investment financial resources executive level commitment involvement achieve goals

 
24 Planning (CDP6 Q3(c))
24 1 factor cost future emissions capital expenditures impact estimated costs investment decisions
time formally include cost future emissions capital expenditures

 
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Governance
25 Responsibility (CDP6 Q4(a))
25 1 Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
Yes. (Please answer question 25.3 and 25.4) 

 
25 2 state overall responsibility climate change managed indicate highest level company responsibility climate change
Director Global Production tasked Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance Department (EPGC) development execution company’ s climate change program EPGC works alongside production facilities various BF functional groups including Corporate Responsibility group activate climate change program incorporates energy greenhouse gas management production level includes public policy stakeholder engagement communication initiatives Director Global Production reports CEO Director Corporate Responsibility reports Vice Chairman Company Management Executive Committee ultimately responsible Corporation’ s climate change program EPGC advises Management Executive Committee progress plan’ s goals new developments climate change regulatory non regulatory landscape

 
25 3 Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
Brown Forman Corporation Management Executive Committee overall responsibility corporate climate change program

 
25 4 mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
Management Executive Committee reviews company’ s progress various elements climate change program reviewing discussing reports Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance Department Management Executive Committee makes consensus driven decisions regarding climate change program

 
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26 Individual Performance (CDP6 Q4(b))
26 1 provide incentives individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets
Yes. (Please go to question 26.2)  

 
26 2 incentives linked monetary rewards
Yes time production facilities’ environmental performance includes progress individual energy greenhouse gas management targets linked monetary rewards

 
26 3 entitled benefit incentives
time beneficiaries incentives include facility managers members global production support groups

 
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27 Communications (CDP6 Q4(c))
27 1 publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details emissions plans reduce emissions
Yes

 
indicate following apply provide details and/or link documents copy relevant excerpt 27 2 company’ s Annual Report mainstream filings
Yes 
Yes information regarding company’ s climate change program available company’ s website houses corporate social responsibility report http //www brown forman com/responsibility

 
27 3 Voluntary communications (other CDP) Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 
Additionally details company’ s greenhouse gas emissions available California Climate Action Registry’ s website https //www climateregistry org/CARROT/public/reports aspx

 
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28 Public Policy (CDP6 Q4(d))
28 1 engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading
Yes 
engage policy makers responses involvement industry trade groups Distilled Spirits Council United States (DISCUS) Wine Institute time focus area federal level mandatory GHG reporting requirement member companies including Brown Forman Corporation subject

 
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