Bulletins and Information
Our Members receive regular bulletins, and have access to information pages on sustainability topics. For example, here is the May 2020 bulletin on carbon footprinting in vineyards.
This initiative encourages and enables Wine GB members to achieve the following objectives:
|Maintain and improve soil health||Improve winery design to reduce environmental impact|
|Manage vineyard canopies and yields optimally||Increase energy efficiency to reduce the energy footprint per bottle of wine|
|Reduce (and optimise) pesticide inputs||Reduce the volume of water used per bottle of wine|
|Conserve the vineyard (and surrounding) environment and promote biodiversity||Deploy an environmentally responsible wastewater management system|
|Reduce vineyard energy inputs, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint per hectare||Reduce the environmental impact of wine packaging|
|Reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint per bottle of wine|
Commercial Wine Producers can gain certification for their vineyards, wineries and wines by following the Scheme Guidelines and successfully completing an independent audit every three years.
In particular, they must observe, measure and record data relating to our sustainability objectives, which will then be benchmarked with that of other members. This will lead to a culture of continuous improvement towards our goal of securing environmental sustainability at the heart of the UK wine production industry
Find out more about:
The WineGB Carbon Calculator
All this is due to the support of our sponsors (click on the logos below for more details):