Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is reportedly planning to invest £30m ($39.3m) to become a carbon-negative company.

As part of green initiatives, BrewDog aims to reduce its carbon footprint to create a greener business.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt said: “Our carbon. Our problem. So, we are going to fix it ourselves. Huge change is needed right now, and we want to be a catalyst for that change in our industry and beyond. We fully acknowledge that we are a long way from perfect.

“However, we are determined to rapidly and fundamentally change everything as we work hard to ensure we have a positive impact on the planet.”

As part of the strategy, the company acquired 2,050 acres of land in the Scottish Highlands north of Loch Lomond, where it will be planting one million trees in the next few years.

Works at the BrewDog Forrest site should begin next year and will see the creation of broadleaf tree native woodlands on 1,400 acres of land area, while the remaining 650 acres of land space for will be used for peatland restoration.

To calculate its carbon emission levels, BrewDog worked with Small World Consulting founder Berners-Lee.

Speaking of the development, Berners-Lee said: “After decades of inaction we have a full-on climate crisis on our hands. The scale and speed of the change we now need are enormous and cuts right across politics, business and every corner of society.

“They are raising the bar for the business world, both in their strong carbon-cutting action and their straight-talking.”

Additionally, the company announced plans to launch a Bad Beer Vodka next year.

The Scottish craft brewer also anticipates that its zero-waste vodka will also help it in minimising its annual wastage.

In a separate development, in July, BrewDog unveiled its plans for new beer ‘drive-thru’ around the world.