Environmental Elements

TWE is committed to being sustainable and efficient when sourcing and producing its wine. This commitment is upheld by the effective management of energy, water, climate change, and waste and packaging.

Environmental Elements

TWE is committed to being sustainable and efficient when sourcing and producing its wine. This commitment is upheld by the effective management of energy, water, climate change, and waste and packaging.

TWE is committed to being sustainable and efficient when sourcing and producing its wine. This commitment is upheld by the effective management of energy, water, climate change, and waste and packaging.

Environmental management

Environmental management

Environment Policy

TWE’s Environment Policy outlines the Company’s commitment to understanding and minimising any adverse impacts its operations and products have on the environment.

The Policy is designed to proactively mitigate and manage environmental risks that have the potential to damage the environment, TWE’s reputation, and our brands. In F19, the Policy was updated to:

  • reflect the revised Corporate Responsibility (CR) framework;
  • broaden its scope to include the Company's whole value chain; and
  • clearly define the role of management and the Board in driving environmental sustainability within the business and communities in which we operate.
You can view TWE's Environment Policy here.

Sustainability Certification

100% of TWE’s company-owned or leased vineyards and wineries are certified sustainable by regional third-party organisations, as listed below.

  • Australia - Entwine Australia (as of 1 July 2019 Entwine was replaced by Sustainable Winegrowing Australia)
  • New Zealand - Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
  • Italy - VIVA Sustainable Wine and ISO 14001 – Environment Management
  • Americas - Sustainability in Practice, Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing, Fish Friendly Farming or Napa Green

Sustainable Future

The Sustainable Future framework drives action against the Environment Policy objectives through the creation of TWE’s Environment Standard, a Best Management Practice framework, and increased opportunities to collaborate, communicate and learn from each other’s best practice and achievements.

TWE’s Environment Standard specifies TWE’s minimum requirements with regard to the environmental elements:

  • Energy
  • Water 
  • Waste water 
  • Waste 
  • Chemicals 
  • Soil 
  • Air, light and noise
  • Nature conservation (biodiversity)

Sustainable Future builds on regional viticulture, winery and packaging centre environmental management practices and certifications.

Crisis and Incident Management

TWE’s Crisis and Incident Management Plan addresses a range of incidents, emergencies and crises, inclusive of those that impact the environment in which TWE operates, such as natural disasters, smoke taint, frost, and pest control.

Environmental incidents of varying severity are recorded internally via TWE’s internal 'Vintrak' incident recording system.

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