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Accolade Wines to make full European portfolio carbon-neutral by the end of 2020 – The Moodie Davitt Report – The Moodie Davitt Report

By Staff , in Carbon Neutrality , at September 18, 2020

Accolade Wines has announced it is on track to make its full European portfolio carbon-neutral – from vineyard to end-use – by the end of 2020.

“Travel retail is a market where consumers appreciate brands that take their environmental responsibilities seriously,” Accolade Wines Global Travel Retail General Manager Martin MacKinnon says​

To offset emissions, the company has partnered with ClimateCare on a variety of carbon offset projects. It is also introducing lighter bottles, more recyclable packaging and investing in renewable energy, such as a 2.5MW wind turbine at the company’s European manufacturing site.

Accolade Wines Global Travel Retail General Manager Martin MacKinnon said: “Myself and the rest of the global travel retail team are very proud of the steps our company has taken to be at the forefront of environmentally-friendly practices in the wine industry.

“Research has shown that travel retail is a market where consumers appreciate brands that take their environmental responsibilities seriously, so we are excited about discussing this industry-leading focus on sustainability with existing customers and potential buyers of Accolade Wines products around the world.”​

The company is working with The Carbon Trust, an independent organisation aiming to accelerate the move to a low-carbon economy, on the certification. The Accolade Wines UK-packaged portfolio, including Hardy’s, Mud House, Jam Shed, Banrock Station, Echo Falls and Kumala, has already been given 100%-carbon-neutral status by the organisation.

Accolade Wines Managing Director for Europe Caroline Thompson-Hill added: “We’re very proud to announce that our Accolade Wines UK-packaged core branded portfolio is carbon-neutral. Companies have to act on their carbon footprint for the sake of the planet and we want Accolade Wines Europe to set a positive example that we hope the rest of the industry follows.”

The Accolade Wines UK-packaged portfolio has already been certified as 100% carbon-neutral by The Carbon Trust