Apply for Tennessee Sustainable Spirits Program
The Sustainable Spirits program accepts applications year-round and welcomes new members on a rolling basis. Every year a formal recognition ceremony will be hosted by TDEC for new members, and to serve as a networking opportunity for existing members. *The 2020 ceremony will be postponed until summer of 2021 in which 2020 and 2021 member will be recognized.
Process for Applying:
- Admission into the Sustainable Spirits program is based on a spirits producer meeting a minimum of 25 operational and facility sustainability activities (which are outlined on the TNSS Sustainability Checklist) as well as submitting annual production and utility data.
- Once an application for acceptance in the program is received, the sustainability measures will be verified by an on-site review performed by OSP staff.
- Following the site visit, OSP staff will develop a report for the business which details practices in place, and energy and water use ratios (energy/water used per consumption) as well as opportunities for improving facility sustainability measures.
Program Application Materials:
Once you have completed the TNSS Application and Sustainability Checklist, please email the completed version to Sustainable.Spirits@tn.gov. If you have any questions about the application process, or the program, please reach out to Mark Valencia.