db Green Award winners 2015

GREEN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Winner: Phillips Brewing Co

db’s Patrick Schmitt MW commends Phillips Brewing Co

db’s Patrick Schmitt MW commends Phillips Brewing Co

Tucked away at the southern end of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Phillips Brewery made a powerful impact on judges. This comprehensive entry revealed a company that conveys its deep-rooted environmentally friendly approach with infectious – but far from sanctimonious – enthusiasm.

As part of an impressive waste reduction programme, Phillips has taken the step of designing its own CO₂ reclamation system, a pioneering example for smaller breweries. With green initiatives in place across every element of this company’s production and packaging operations, Phillips’ communication also carries a strong environmental accent. The Benefit Brew project and sponsorship tie-ins point to a positive impact that reaches well beyond its walls.

RUNNER UP: VIÑA CONCHA Y TORO

This major global player keeps the environmental bar high with its ongoing programme of initiatives that filter down from the very top. A particularly striking development this year is the opening of Concha y Toro’s Centre for Research & Innovation, whose work promises to address some key environmental challenges for Chilean viticulture.

SHORTLIST:

> Adnams

> Ian Macleod Distillers

> Jackson Family Wines

> La Motte

> Phillips Brewing Co

> Viña Concha y Toro

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