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Environmental Sustainability

FIVS encourages the adoption of meaningful environmental sustainability programmes based on the ability of these initiatives to satisfy the triple bottom line concept of combining financial viability with the requirements of social and environmental sustainability. FIVS has developed resources to help organisations and companies within the wine, spirits and beer sector plan and implement sustainable development programmes.

FIVS Working Group Co-Chairs

Chris Savage

Chris Savage is the Vice President, EH&S and Sustainability for E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery.

Patricio Parra

Patricio Parra Vinos de Chile

Patricio Parra is the Manager of Research, Development, and Innovation at Vinos de Chile, the national wine association.

FIVS Environmental Sustainability Initiatives

FIVS Global Wine Sustainability Principles

The FIVS Global Wine Sustainability Principles provide a common framework for the international wine industry’s approach to sustainability efforts and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). By following these principles and implementing sustainable practices, the sector will protect and enrich these human and natural assets and ensure the long-term viability of the wine industry.

International Wine Greenhouse Gas Protocol Screenshot

Greenhouse Gas Accounting Protocol

The initiative to develop the Greenhouse Gas Accounting Protocol was undertaken by a partnership of the wine sector bodies in South Africa, the United States (California), New Zealand, and Australia. Key to the process was achieving consensus on the emissions sources to be included and excluded in carbon footprint calculations.
Wine producers will be able to claim participation in the international industry approach if their chosen calculation tool is shown to be consistent with the adopted industry carbon footprint protocol. In creating these tools, the following references were consulted:

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by the World Resources Institute
  • PAS 2050: Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services developed by BSI British Standards