Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG13), Viña Concha y Toro undertook to develop goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on science, with the aim of preventing the temperature of the planet rise above 2 ° C.
On Earth Day, Viña Concha y Toro seals a new commitment with the “Science Based Targets” initiative, which makes it the first Chilean company to take this important step. Thus, Viña Concha y Toro becomes part of a group of leading international companies that recognize the global need to protect the environment and ensure an easy and prosperous transition to a low carbon economy.
The “Science Based Targets” initiative is a collaboration of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), which seeks to support companies to define the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions according to the Paris Agreement to limit global warming below 2° C. On a global scale, there are approximately 380 companies involved, of which only 100 leading corporations already have defined their reduction goals.
With Edge Chile’s advisory, SBT´s approval for the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Viña Concha y Toro is expected during the first semester of 2018.
“We are aware that climate change is a new challenge for the wine sector, so we want to commit ourselves and make a contribution to reduce emissions, not only in our operations but also to motivate our value chain in this endevour”, says Eduardo Guilisasti, General Manager of Viña Concha y Toro.
Viña Concha y Toro is the only winery in the world listed in Top # 10 of the “Beverage” category in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and also has being measuring its carbon footprint for more than a decade, having achieved emission reductions of around 30% throughout the life cycle of their products.
Edge Chile is a company with a recent presence in Chile and installed in Australia more than 10 years ago through Edge Environment Pty. The consultancy office is expert in sustainable consumption and production matters, supporting companies to create strategies and sustainability plans, measure their impacts, among others. For the public sector and international organizations, develops studies, plans and national road maps through participatory processes and mass campaigns, among others.
ABOUT CONCHA Y TORO
Founded in 1883, Viña Concha y Toro is the leading wine producer in Latin America, with a leading international position and presence in more than 140 countries.
It owns around 11,000 hectares of own vineyards in Chile, Argentina and the United States. This allows to assure the production of highest quality wines origin. Its wine portfolio includes the Don Melchor and Carmín de Peumo icons; Casillero del Diablo, which has positioned itself as the Chilean wine with the highest recognition and international presence in its category. In addition, its subsidiaries include: Viña Cono Sur; Quinta de Maipo; Almaviva, in JV with Baron Philippe de Rothschild; Trivento in Argentina and Fetzer Vineyards in California.