Our Values

Edrington's ownership model is unique in its industry. The company's principal shareholder is The Robertson Trust, which was established in 1961 by the three Robertson sisters, who donated their shares in the businesses founded by their grandfather.

Elspeth, Agnes and Ethel Robertson wished to ensure that the family business remained active and independent, and that it would continue to give support they had given to charities.

The Robertson Trust uses its dividends from Edrington to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. To date, it has given more than £263 million to charities in Scotland and it is now the country's largest independent grant-making trust.

Our business model underpinned by the Edrington values of giving, integrity, excellence and respect.


To learn more about the Robertson sisters and the remarkable trust they created, visit The Robertson Trust website.

Giving More

Great People

Edrington encourages its employees to champion charitable cause they feel truly passionate about, helping them raise funds and meet personal goals.

Every employee is given four days a year paid leave to work for a charity making a difference in their community.

When our employees raise funds for a charity, Edrington matches those funds to double the value. The Robertson Trust also matches funds raised for charities in Scotland, thereby turning every £1 into £3.

 

Brugal Foundation

Edrington is committed to the highest standards of governance and corporate citizenship. Our sustainability and responsibility programme is structured to reach across its operations from the sourcing of raw materials to local consumer campaigns encouraging responsible consumption.

The sustainability and responsibility committee reflects Edrington's international business and represents Edrington's supply chain and procurement, corporate affairs, our international distribution network, and sales and marketing. The team drives Edrington’s social responsibility agenda, and the company believes that we work best when we work together. Edrington is pleased to be a contributing member of the UK Public Health Responsibility Deal, consistently beating targets on including responsibility messages on our products.

Responsible Marketing

Edrington directly funds and supports the Drinkaware campaign, and extends its commitment by training all employees working in sales, marketing and communication to adhere to the industry's highest standards, as adopted in the Edrington Marketing Code.

Code of Conduct

As a growing international company, Edrington complies with complex regulations across our business. Edrington’s ethos compels us to go further and to promote the highest standards of integrity, fairness and accountability in all our business dealings.

Edrington’s Code of Conduct affirms our values in business and explains these standards to our employees and business partners. In addition to the English language version, the Code of Conduct is also available in Simplified Chinese and Traditional ChineseKoreanRussian,Spanish and Americas SpanishDutch and French.

Read the Code of Conduct and Anti-corruption Policy, and how Edrington manages its Speaking up policy. Edrington's Anti-corruption and Speaking up policies are also available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Americas Spanish, Dutch and French by contacting Edrington.

Edrington's statement on slavery and human trafficking, pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, can be readhere.