db Green Awards 2013 winners announced

23rd April, 2013 by db_staff

Sustainability Award of the Year:

Winner: Esporão

Esporao logoDespite the raft of mighty drinks companies in the lengthy shortlist for db’s Sustainability Award, it was the relatively unknown Portuguese wine and olive oil producer Esporão that convinced the judges it should be winner.

Praised for its holistic approach, range of current and ongoing projects and the quality of its awards submission, it was felt that Esporão was truly sustainable in all aspects of its operations, from waste management to agricultural practices.

Among its many sustainable measures the producer has preserved almost 200 endemic Portuguese grape varieties in an ampelographic vineyard; created wildlife corridors; ceased using pesticides and fungicides; managed its forested areas for increased biodiversity; employed biodegradable materials in its buildings, as well as offered education for its employees such as free English classes.

It has even addressed economic sustainability with the adoption of an ethical business code promoted by the Christian Association of Entrepreneurs (ACEGE).

Esporão is the second largest privately held wine company in Portugal and was founded in 1973 in the Alentejo by José Roquette and is currently headed by his son, João Roquette, who is the youngest of six children and is renowned for his forward thinking approach.

Runner-up: Gemtree Vineyards

A very strong entry which impressed judges for the wide range of non-financially motivated green initiatives from biodynamic viticulture to a wetlands ecotrail, established in partnership with Green Australia.

Commendation: Carlsberg

It was felt Carlsberg should be commended for its dedication to reducing its carbon footprint in the brewing sector driven by employee Matt Winterburn’s passion for sustainable business practices.

Shortlist:

Esporão
Avondale
De Bortoli Wines
Yealands Estate Wines
Gemtree Vineyards
La Motte
Carlsberg UK
Villa Maria Estate
Jackson Family International

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