Green Awards 2018: the winners revealed

About the db Green Awards

The drinks business has been a pioneering champion of green initiatives in all aspects of the drinks trade for more than a decade, beginning its promotion of the good work to advance sustainability in our industry with a ‘green issue’ in January 2007.

This highlighted the efforts being made by companies to reduce carbon emissions during transport, improve soil health in viticulture, and advance sustainability more generally, especially through the adoption of lighter packaging.

Then, in 2009, we published the trade’s first ever ‘Green List’, which was devised to draw attention to the world’s most environmentally-friendly personalities, be they at the helm of drinks retailers, associations or producers.

Causing a huge stir in the global trade, it saw us rank those with the greatest influence on furthering green initiatives, featuring the likes of Wholefoods chairman John Mackey and climate change activist and Spanish wine industry legend Miguel Torres.

One year later came our launch of the drinks industry’s inaugural Green Awards, designed to celebrate ‘the keenly green in drinks’, which has been running ever since – and is still the only set of industry gongs to reward all that is environmentally sensitive and socially-responsible.

Over the past eight years, it has expanded to mark the growing importance of sustainability in drinks production and all other aspects of the trade, while also enlarging to celebrate particular aspects to the greening of operations, such as a shift to renewable energy, a move to enhance the efficient use of water, and those investments to augment biodiversity.

Today, the Green Awards comprises as many as 12 categories, drawn up to reward businesses in a range of fields, along with brands from all sectors of the drinks industry, and, crucially, the personalities who are really making a difference to the sustainability of this trade.

For more information about the Green Awards and to enter, contact:

Lewis O’Sullivan on email at

Or Rhiannon Morris on email at

Or call db on +44 (0)207 803 2420

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