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Respondent CDP 2008: Brown-Forman Corporation

General Information
<>It requirement CDP questionnaire introduction answer like text box attach document
Brown Forman Corporation diversified producer marketer fine quality consumer products including Jack Daniel’ s family brands Southern Comfort Finlandia Canadian Mist Fetzer Bolla wines Sonoma Cutrer Korbel Champagne globally market sell various categories beverage alcohol products Tennessee Canadian Kentucky whiskies Kentucky bourbons California sparkling wine tequila table wine liqueurs vodka ready drink products

 
<>Where available provide following identification numbers primary listings/ordinary shares information company Company Turnover (also known sales) millions US$
3282

 
<>ISIN number

 
<>CUSIP number

 
<>SEDOL number

 
1 - Risks and Opportunities
Question 1(a)(i) Regulatory Risks
<>How company exposed regulatory risks related climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to regulatory risks because... 
U S based company production facilities offices globally Brown Forman Corporation subject climate change regulation parts world Brown Forman Corporation’ s Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance Department responsible tracking regulatory changes ensuring company compliance applicable rules climate change legislative regimes effect anticipated effect rely greenhouse gas inventories emissions reporting ‘ cap trade’ primary mechanisms manage reduce greenhouse gas emissions effective designed appropriately executed cap trade program succeed slowing reducing greenhouse gas poorly conceived implemented program damaging effects unintended consequences date limited number Annex B signatories Kyoto Protocol UNFCC committed set targets reducing emissions implemented national regulations help achieve targets companies operations fall systems areas California state systems effect Europe Brown Forman Corporation facilities regulated Phase II EU Emissions Trading Scheme rules enacted California Global Warming Solutions Act 2006 (AB32) potentially impact Brown Forman Corporation’ s California operations Future U S federal climate change legislation affect Brown Forman Corporation regulation facilities examples Brown Forman Corporation required maintain inventory emissions meet regulatory reporting requirements proliferation various unique non harmonious state regional regulatory action address climate change risk developing maintaining separate distinct accounting systems regulatory requirements areas operate differences regulatory frameworks require company report differently pose additional administrative cost compliance support efforts harmonize align local regional efforts federal international level

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings U S Securities Exchange Commission

 
Question 1(a)(ii) Physical Risks
<>How company exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to physical risks because... 
important consequences climate change business associated main input materials – grains bourbons whiskeys grapes wines agave tequilas 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 impacts climate change uncertain effects potential influence quality supply input materials coming decades 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 gain attention general public industry like beverage manufacturers rely water subject intense scrutiny water consumption need consider additional conservation reuse efforts 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

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings U S Securities Exchange Commission

 
Question 1(a)(iii) General Risks
<>How company exposed general risks result climate change
We consider our company to be exposed to general risks because... 
operations processes moderately energy intensive costs increase prices fuel electrical energy water raw materials rise addition combination weather impacts agricultural productivity growth demand biofuels leading increased competition crops fuels food increasing price grains seen increase past years steadily rising price corn growing demand ethanol recently food shortages world products Brown Forman Corporation makes markets beverage alcohol usually directly associated negative impacts climate climate change current projected impacts gain publicity public awareness 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 required law obtain certain regional distinctions long – term risk relatively minor

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings U S Securities Exchange Commission

 
Question 1(a)(iv) Risk Management
<>Has company taken planned action manage general regulatory risks and/oradapt physical risks identified
We have taken or planned action. 
Brown Forman Corporation final stages developing energy greenhouse gas management strategy includes emissions reduction goals implementation plan reducing emissions goal minimize impact global climate reducing greenhouse gas emissions plan achieve improving energy efficiency operations expanding use renewable resources educating employees consumers suppliers impacts climate change steps reduce emissions mitigate impacts making continue make investments technology programs practices reduce greenhouse gas emissions Examples investments seen Technology Solutions Group recently purchased installed approximately $500 000 equipment enables employees meet virtually reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated business travel company developed maintains party verified inventory greenhouse gas emissions enables review emissions sources identify opportunities reduce emissions cost effectively Energy prices climbing steadily absence climate change legislation Brown Forman Corporation continuously working improve energy efficiency processes facilities investigate alternative energy sources example recently installed beginning operation anaerobic digestion treat wastewater handle vinasses tequila production facility Anaerobic digestion produces methane burned site steam generating boiler reduce use heavy fuel oil switch reduce greenhouse gas emissions approximately 13% Herradura facility based facility’ s 2007 baseline year emissions Fetzer Vineyards winery purchases renewable energy solar wind geothermal operations Additionally Fetzer Vineyards owns operates 40KW photovoltaic array administration building second solar array atop winery’ s bottling facility Hopland generates solar energy California wine industry’ s largest solar array potential generate 1 1 million kilowatt hours clean electricity annually array installed power purchase agreement (PPA) MMA Renewable Ventures addition initiated Energy Optimization study 2006 assess use energy major operations United States result work implementing various energy efficiency projects lighting retrofits HVAC upgrades motor replacements Climate change potential impact forestry forest resources including species availability University Tennessee Brown Forman Corporation partnering tree studies related white oak sugar maple determine optimal growing conditions species Central Tennessee Understanding impact climate change water availability recognizing costs impacts water use wastewater discharge currently conducting water audits distilling bottling operations identifying opportunities improve water wastewater monitoring reduce water consumption Brown Forman Corporation active member Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable working collaboratively companies beverage industry practical solutions water conservation water quality greenhouse gas management

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings U S Securities Exchange Commission

 
Question 1(a)(v) Financial Business implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects therisks identified risks affect business
We do not assess current and/or future financial effects because... 
Brown Forman Corporation currently performing GHG emissions inventory review analysis adopted risk management strategies noted presently price future effects risks identified

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
additional information risks uncertainties affect business filings U S Securities Exchange Commission

 
Question 1(b)(i) Regulatory Opportunities
<>How current anticipated regulatory requirements climate change offeropportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated regulatory requirements offer opportunities because... 
Federal effective designed appropriately executed greenhouse gas accounting regulation enable Brown Forman Corporation assess impact relative companies outside beverage alcohol industry Having information publicly available enable potentially tap resources organizations successes share regarding reducing greenhouse gas emissions taking “ early action ” anticipate regulatory benefit acknowledgement efforts proposed reduction goal similar advantage Brown Forman Corporation’ s global inventory emissions developed voluntary proactive effort position company prepared mandatory regulatory reporting Early action inventorying emissions allows better understand emissions profile identify cost effective opportunities reduce emissions energy efficiency conservation remain critically important regardless regulatory action mandatory energy efficiency standards different parts world improve performance new facilities new equipment new vehicles time potentially leading reduced operating costs emissions proliferation various federal state incentive programs adoption renewable energy low carbon technologies potentially offer opportunities Brown Forman Corporation expand renewable energy portfolio

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(ii) Physical Opportunities
<>How current anticipated physical changes resulting climate change presentopportunities company
We consider that current or anticipated physical changes offer opportunities because... 
noted 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

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iii) General Opportunities
<>How does climate change present general opportunities company
We consider that climate change offers opportunities because... 
climate change itself does offer specific opportunities finding ways tap consumer sustainable products brand building presents potential opportunity Brown Forman Corporation given growing concern stakeholders regarding environmental sustainability addressing growing demand marketing advertising promotion Bonterra largest volume wine brand organically grown grapes Fetzer communicating 20 year history sustainable winemaking practices consumers process identifying environmental attributes brands resonate consumers remaining true brand’ s identity proposition believe commitment environmental stewardship increases ability attract retain talented employees

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iv) Maximizing Opportunities
<>Do invest plans invest products services designedto minimize adapt effects climate change
Climate change has led to investment or planned investment in order to maximise climate change opportunities. 
Brown Forman Corporation does direct investment products services minimize adapt effects climate change invested research address issues Examples seen various partnerships notable partnership universities including University Tennessee University California Davis California Brown Forman financing partnering 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

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(v) Financial Business Implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects theopportunities identified opportunities affect business
We assess current and/or future financial effects by... 
Brown Forman Corporation recognizes corporate environmental stewardship effective actions aren’ t investing real dollars real projects make real progress exposing greater risk long term bias action central approach Brown Forman Corporation corporate business unit level

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
2 - Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) Reporting Boundary
Calculation tools assist companies calculating GHG emissions particular activities combustion fuels production processes http //www ghgprotocol org/calculation tools/all tools Companies new emissions reporting strongly recommended use tools assist calculations used calculation tool list question methodologies
<>Please indicate category best describes company entities groupfor response prepared
Companies over which operational control is exercised. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(a)(ii) Reporting Year
<>Please explicitly state dates accounting year period GHG emissionsare reported
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Brown Forman Corporation accounts greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calendar year basis – 12 month period ending December 31 year GHG emissions reported include calendar years (CY) 2005 2006 2007 Emissions calendar years 2005 2006 verified Brown Forman’ s participation California Climate Action Registry 2007 GHG emissions considered estimates verification

 
Question 2(a)(iii) Methodology
<>Please specify methodology used company calculate GHG emissions select methodology used using radio buttons used GHG Protocol ISO 14064 1 references calculation tools used explanation calculation methods devised explain data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors used calculations reference supplied calculation tool contact provider calculation tool information used methodology devised explain methodology including methods calculation data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors
Other 
Brown Forman Corporation chosen guidance 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) 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 reported corporate level appropriate emission factors applied greenhouse gas emissions calculated facility subsequently summarized corporation

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol
<>Are able provide breakdown direct indirect emissions Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol analyse electricity consumption

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Geographical boundaries geographical scope 2005 2006 inventory encompasses operations United States Canada operational control business travel originating United States 2007 inventory expanded include international operations operational control business air travel originating Europe Mexico Organizational boundaries operational management control approach used draw organizational boundaries Brown Forman Corporation greenhouse gas inventories Types GHG emissions GHGs (CO2 CH4 N2O HFCs PFCs SF6) included Kyoto Protocol

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 January 2007End date 31 December 2007

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>102756 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>75916 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>66100 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>61180 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
114 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries
106 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
6 MWh

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries
6 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
2005 2006 GHG emissions numbers verified California Climate Action Registry 2007 numbers considered estimates verification complete

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 2 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 January 2006End date 31 December 2006

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>74585 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>74585 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>72486 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>70694 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
103 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries
103 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
6 MWh

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries
6 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 3 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004 enter historical data reported information response previous CDP questionnaires

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 January 2005End date 31 December 2005

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>78211 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>b Total Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>78211 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 1 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>74662 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>d Total Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted Annex Bcountries
<>74662 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>By country Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
95 MWh

 
<>f Total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries
95 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
6 MWh

 
<>h Total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex Bcountries
6 MWh

 
<>By country – MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(ii) Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol
<>If unable Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions and/or electricity consumption report GHG emissions able identify description emissions answered 2(b)(i) question 2(c)(i)

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 2(c)(i) Emissions – Scope 3 GHG Protocol
<>How identify and/or measure Scope 3 emissions
listing optional sources identified General Reporting Protocol California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Brown Forman identified relevant emissions sources based activities methodology calculating emissions available established Scope 3 emissions include emissions business travel

 
<>Please provide possible Details significant Scope 3 sources company
Business travel emissions include air travel (domestic international) originating domestic car rentals bus mileage corporate events sales fleet vehicles executives used 25% time business trips Calendar year 2007 includes air travel originating Mexico

 
<>b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel
<>9122 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>ii External distribution/logistics
<>Emissions associated external distributions/logistics measured known time anticipate involvement Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable work WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol develop methodology inventorying external distribution/logistics emissions Brown Forman Corporation included future

 
<>iii Use/disposal company’ s products services
<>No known emissions associated consumption company’ s beverages Brown Forman Corporation included greenhouse gas emissions end life stage products inventories direct control emissions

 
<>iv Company supply chain
<>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

 
<>c Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions
noted Brown Forman’ s Scope 3 emissions include variety sources Activity data including air road miles travelled received internal travel department strategic events planning departments based methodology WRI suggested CCAR GRP apply emission factors calculate CO2e

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel 2005 8854 metric tonnes CO2e 2006 8683 metric tonnes CO2e2007 9122 metric tonnes CO2e

 
Question 2(d) External Verification
<>(i) information reported response Questions 2(b) (c) beenexternally verified audited plan information verified oraudited
Yes (Please go to 2(d)(ii)) 

 
<>(ii) answer question 2d(i) Yes provide attach copy audit verification statement state plans verification
Contents Audit Statement 2006 GHG inventory (Note 2005 statement similarly worded )Cameron Cole LLC reviewed Brown Forman Corporation's 2006 GHG emission inventory California Climate Action Registry's General Reporting Protocol Version 2 2 Cameron Cole followed procedures outlined California Climate Action Registry's Certification Protocol Version 2 (dated July 2003) complete certification process certification activities conducted August 2007 December 2007 Brown Forman Corporation submitted required optional emissions results Registry U S Canadian operations Brown Forman Corporation's European operations included inventory Cameron Cole evaluated required emissions results (i e U S California emissions including direct emissions sources owned/controlled Company indirect emissions purchased electricity) reported emissions outside scope certification Cameron Cole concludes 2006 inventory includes U S facilities Brown Forman Corporation's management (operational) control Cameron Cole's review Brown Forman Corporation's sources material omissions errors Cameron Cole's review Brown Forman Corporation's calculation methods appropriate material errors identified Indirect Emissions Purchased Electricity identified Brown Forman Corporation's largest source GHG emissions (over 50%) followed Stationary Combustion (over 40%) Based prescribed method results certification activities Cameron Cole's opinion minimum quality standard (of 95% accuracy) achieved

 
<>(iii) specify standard protocol information hasbeen audited verified
Brown Forman Corporation’ s inventory verified California Climate Action Registry General Certification Protocol

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(e) Data Accuracy
<>Does company place assess accuracy GHG emissions inventory calculation methods data processes systems relating GHG measurement provide details explain data accuracy managed
Yes, we do have a system. 
Brown Forman Corporation’ s manages data accuracy execution Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Plan external verification includes mechanisms ensure organizational operational boundaries current activity data emissions calculations free transcription calculation errors Inventory Manager Environmental Performance Managers responsible executing Greenhouse Gas Inventory beginning reporting year spreadsheets track monthly activity provided facilities included inventory year facilities data activity information included significant changes operations communicated Inventory Manager makes appropriate changes reporting spreadsheets end reporting year Inventory Manager checks anomalies data makes adjustments relevant calculations checked accuracy inaccuracies corrected adjustments emissions factors methodology based changes reporting protocol data entered California Climate Action Registry’ s reporting tool provides checkpoint errors calculation transcription complete Brown Forman engages party verifier evaluates company’ s inventory management systems checks accuracy inventory calculation methods data processes reviews appropriate adjustments inventory boundaries

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(f) Emissions History
<>Do emissions reported accounting year vary significantly compared previous years explain reasons variations
Yes, they do vary significantly. 
CY2005 CY2006 Brown Forman achieved 4% decrease emissions energy efficiency improvements reductions production CY2006 CY2007 Brown Forman’ s facilities continued realize improvements energy efficiency total emissions increased expansion scope inventory particularly acquisition large production facility significant emissions

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(g) Emissions Trading
<>i) Does company facilities covered EU Emissions Trading Scheme
No, we do not. (Please go to question 2(g)(ii) below)  

 
<>If a) provide details annual allowances awarded company Phase years 1 January 2005 31 December 2007 details allowances allocated Phase II commencing 1 January 2008 cases enter numbers punctuation example enter 2000 instead 2 000 enter allowance Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>b) provide details actual annual emissions facilities covered EU ETS effect 1 January 2005 enter emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 1 January 2005 31 December 2005

 
<>1 January 2006 31 December 2006

 
<>1 January 2007 31 December 2007

 
<>Phase II annual allowances1 January 2008 – 31 December 2008

 
<>1 January 2009 – 31 December 2009

 
<>1 January 2010 – 31 December 2010

 
<>1 January 2011 – 31 December 2011

 
<>1 January 2012 – 31 December 2012

 
<>c) impact company’ s profitability EU ETS

 
<>ii) company's strategy trading participating regional and/or international trading schemes (eg EU ETS RGGI CCX) Kyoto mechanisms CDM JI projects Explain involvement following EU ETS

 
<>CDM/JI

 
<>CCX

 
<>RGGI

 
<>Others

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
Question 2(h) Energy Costs
<>i) identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
15500000 US$

 
<>ii) percentage total operating costs does represent
0.82 %

 
<>iii) percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources
11 %

 
<>More details
identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power 2005 $13 5 million USD2006 $12 7 million USD2007 $15 5 million USDNote Brown Forman Corporation’ s energy costs based aggregated data facilities operations include costs reported fiscal year (May 1 April 30) calendar year ii percentage total operating costs does represent 2005 0 95%2006 0 78%2007 0 82 %In calculating energy costs percentage total operating costs note Brown Forman Corporation’ s energy costs based aggregated data facilities operations include costs reported fiscal year (May 1 April 30) calendar year total operating cost based fiscal year inadvertent omissions energy costs anticipated negligible impact percentage operating costs include cost goods sold iii percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources 2005 13%2006 15%2007 11%Note Renewable energy costs include purchases green power wood fuel Brown Forman’ s Blue Grass Cooperage Company uses waste wood onsite energy generation additional cost company Calculations determine percentage energy costs include available data energy costs based FY 1 April 30 calendar year inadvertent omissions energy costs anticipated negligible impact percentage operating costs include cost goods sold

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
3 - Performance
Question 3(a) Reduction Plans
<>i) Does company GHG emissions reduction plan place provide details information requested currently plan place explain
Yes, we have a reduction plan in place. (Please proceed to part (ii) ) 

 
<>ii) baseline year emissions reduction plan
2005

 
<>If want information rolling target
Brown Forman’ s energy greenhouse gas management strategy focus improving energy efficiency operations offices increasing use renewable energy educating employees consumers business partners potential impacts climate change actions reduce GHG emissions Brown Forman’ s emission reduction plan baseline 2005 facilities operations included 2005 inventory 2007 baseline facilities operations added inventory 2007

 
<>iii) emissions reduction targets period targets extend
presently finalizing emissions reduction targets goal achieve end CY2010

 
<>iv) activities undertaking reduce emissions renewable energy energy efficiency process modifications offsets sequestration targets set timescales extend
reduce emissions main focus improving energy efficiency including optimizing heating ventilation air conditioning systems upgrading energy producing energy consuming production processes operate efficiently continue develop energy greenhouse gas management strategy reduction usage coal improved efficiency exploration alternative energy sources innovative carbon capture techniques reviewed determine effective opportunitiesFurther worked closely Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Pacific Gas & Electric develop software benchmarking tool energy use wineries believe collaboration contributing positively development strategies industry help mitigate risks climate change maximize opportunities reduction overall greenhouse gas emissions reduce emissions business travel adding environmental stewardship messaging internal travel reservation increase awareness influence choices vehicles selected rental promote use remote meeting technologies including WebEx Videoconferencing innovative approach environmental stewardship messaging earned 2008GetThere Summit Visionary Award Corporate Social ResponsibilityWe exploring various additional bottle light weighting projects reduce weight product cases resulting CO2 emissions transportation Brown Forman Corporation light weighted bottles 1994 resulted annual weight reduction 4 000 tons current work builds early efforts focused wine bottles Brown Forman Corporation working improving recyclability products identifying opportunities eliminate reduce special packaging reduce conventional packaging increase recycled content packaging exploring additional opportunities byproduct use example currently wood waste cooperage operation burned site boiler steam heat sold various parties initial stages evaluating potential operating generation facility converting wood waste electricity immediate past focus primarily operations facilities process drafting supplier distributor guidelines guidelines incorporate suggestions ideas reduce impact greenhouse gas emissions

 
<>v) investment required achieve targets time period
investments necessary determined GHG emissions reduction goals set

 
<>vi) emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result plan
decline 4% overall GHG emissions 2005 2006 attributed energy efficiency measures implemented company expanded use biomass instead fossil fuels slight decline production levels

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(b) Emissions Intensity
<>i) appropriate measurement emissions intensity company
Other 
Metric tonnes 2 e liter finished product

 
<>Please company’ s emissions intensity figure measurement given want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
0.0006

 
<>ii) state GHG emissions intensity terms total tonnes CO2 e reported Scope 1 Scope 2 $m turnover EBITDA reporting year Scope 1/ US$millions turnover
32

 
<>Scope 2/ US$millions turnover
31

 
<>Scope 1/ EBITDA
139

 
<>Scope 2/ EBITDA
90

 
<>iii) company developed emissions intensity targets
No, we have not developed emission intensity targets for the following reason(s): 
iteration evolving energy greenhouse gas management strategy setting absolute targets reduce total impact explore setting intensity targets future

 
<>a) answer (iii) yes state emissions intensity targets

 
<>b) answer (iii) yes state reductions emissions intensity achieved targets time period

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
Scope 1 GHG emissions intensity US$ million turnoverScope 1 2005 – 32 tonnes CO2e US$ million turnover2006 27 tonnes CO2e $ million turnover2007 31 tonnes CO2e US$ million turnoverScope 22005 38 tonnes CO2e $ million turnover2006 33 tonnes CO2e US$ million turnover2007 26 tonnes CO2e US$ million turnoverGHG Emissions intensity $ million EBITDAScope 1 2005 129 tonnes CO2e US$ millon EBITDA2006 115 tonnes CO2e $ million EBITDA2007 139 tonnes CO2e $ million EBITDAScope 2 2005 123 tonnes CO2e US$ million EBITDA2006 112 tonnes CO2e US$ million EBITDA2007 90 tonnes CO2e US$ million EBITDANotes GHG emissions based calendar year EBITDA $ million turnover based fiscal year 1 April 30

 
Question 3(c) Planning
<>Do forecast company’ s future emissions and/or energy use
No, we do not (Please take the opportunity to explain why not and then go to question 4 a) 

 
<>i) provide details forecasts summarize methodology used assumptions able quantified forecasts Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions and/or electricity consumption enter numerical data page

 
<>ii) factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning

 
<>iii) considerations impact investment decisions

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) (i) Planning Forecasted emissions/electricity use Year 1 answers
page gives opportunity numerical forecasts emissions electricity use possible provide emissions forecasts reporting periods Use “ Add additional year figures” button end page enter emission forecasts successive reporting periods Note enter numbers punctuation example use 2000 instead 2 000
<>Please enter accounting period used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Forecasted Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Forecasted Total global Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>b Forecasted Total Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country Using methodology state emissions forecasts country NB practical list emissions country country basis list countries significant emissions context business combine remainder “ rest world” information format (e g Excel) attach
Country Scope 1 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Forecasted total global Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>d Forecasted total Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e Annex B countries

 
<>By country Forecasted Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e individual country
Country Scope 2 Emissions
(metric tonnes CO2-e)

 
<>Forecasted electricity consumptione Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity

 
<>f Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity individual country
Country

 
<>g Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>h Forecasted total MWh purchased electricity renewable sources Annex B countries

 
<>By country – Forecasted MWh purchased electricity renewable sources individual country
Country

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided

 
4 - Governance
Question 4(a) Responsibility
<>Does Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change state overall responsibility climate change managed answer parts (i) (ii)
Yes, an executive body does have overall responsibility for climate change. 

 
<>i) Board Committee executive body overall responsibility climate change
Brown Forman Corporation Executive Committee overall responsibility corporate energy greenhouse gas management strategy company does risk management process considers climate change independently management board oversight

 
<>ii) mechanism Board executive body reviews company’ s progress status regarding climate change
Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance Department (EPGC) responsible managing company’ s response climate change advising Executive Committee appropriate action progress addition EPGC leads cross functional multi disciplinary employee team supports Brown Forman Corporation’ s energy greenhouse gas management strategy team cooperation various members leadership management activates strategy organization corporate energy greenhouse gas management strategy approved Executive Committee EPGC develop goals implementation plan report annually progress targets goals Environmental Performance Governmental Compliance group prepare regular reports shared key members various internal leadership teams precursor process 2007 Director Corporate Responsibility presented update corporate responsibility efforts greenhouse gas inventory measurements annual shareholders’ meeting included long term shareholders Board members management Board members serve Brown Forman Corporation Executive Committee committee received mentioned energy greenhouse gas management strategy update

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(b) Individual Performance
<>Do assess provide incentive mechanisms individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets provide details
Yes, we do. 
Currently goals GHG reductions aligned overall energy management strategy Site specific goals adopted attainment goals impact individual employee performance rating management bonus scorecard

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(c) Communications
<>Please indicate publish information risks opportunities presented company climate change details GHG emissions plans reduce emissions following communications i) company’ s Annual Report statutory filings
Yes 
company's efforts energy greenhouse gas management included Annual Report Corporate Responsibility activities information provided company's corporate responsibility report

 
<>ii) formal communications shareholders external parties
Yes 
Update corporate responsibility efforts greenhouse gas inventory measurements presented annual shareholders’ meeting included long term shareholders Board members management Board members serve Brown Forman Corporation Executive Committee committee received mentioned energy greenhouse gas management strategy update

 
<>iii) voluntary communications Corporate Social Responsibility reporting
Yes 
Corporate Responsibility Report issued July 2007 publicly available web site include information climate change strategy GHG emissions report fully updated 2009 Link report http //Brown Forman Corporation com/_down/BF_CRR2007_08b pdf

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(d) Public Policy
<>Do engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading provide details
Yes 
realize need increase level dialogue awareness industry issue role play solutions climate change help catalyze discussions actions sector example Brown Forman Corporation member Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable voluntary industry group global beverage companies work define boundaries methodologies define boundaries methodologies calculating life cycle greenhouse gas emissions specific beverage industry manner comparable peer organizations Director Corporate Responsibility chairing task force Distilled Spirits Council United States (DISCUS) look environmental risks opportunities including greenhouse gas energy issues DISCUS national trade association representing America’ s leading distillers nearly 80% distilled spirits brands sold U S addition Brown Forman Corporation reviewing commenting carbon reporting methodologies Wine Institute’ s greenhouse gas inventory tool Climate Registry’ s newly released greenhouse gas inventory tool working collaboration Wine Institute California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance greenhouse gas accounting tool wine industry

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
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