Family-owned wine company reports progress towards 2021 Renewable Energy goal
Submitted by: Jackson Family Wines
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 – 07:07 AM EST
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 24 /CSRwire/ - Jackson Family Wines today introduced the first of multiple updates that will be released throughout 2018 to report progress against the company’s 2021 sustainability goals. The California-based company, known for its global portfolio of premium wineries with such beloved names as Kendall-Jackson, La Crema and Cambria, released its first Responsibility Report in September of 2016.
A progressive leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Jackson Family Wines is working toward 11 goals, including:
Commit to at least one land conservation/restoration project per year
Source 85% of all grower fruit from certified sustainable vineyards
Power 50% of winemaking operations from onsite renewable energy generation
Reduce market-based Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions 25% per gallon produced from 2015 baseline
Further reduce water intensity per gallon of wine by 33% over 2015 baseline
Increase water security
Zero-waste tasting rooms
Double facility solid waste diversion
Establish a volunteer program that supports a 75% employee volunteer participation rate annually
Establish a domestic paid internship program that creates a pathway to full-time employee positions
Pilot an innovative trial or continue an ongoing experimental pilot project each year
Using an innovative communications approach, Jackson Family Wines will share a monthly report on one or more of its 2021 goals. The collective progress will be summarized in a full collection in late 2018.
“Sustainability has been a journey for Jackson Family Wines ever since my father planted his first Chardonnay vines in 1982,” said Katie Jackson, Vice President of Sustainability. “Sharing our iterative progress throughout the year allows us to engage with our stakeholders as we work towards our goals, providing a greater sense of transparency.”
The first update is focused on Renewable Energy, and the ambition to power 50% of the company’s winemaking operations from onsite renewable sources. In the 14 months since outlining the goal, Jackson Family Wines has achieved 54% of its 2021 goal. Specifically, in 2017 Jackson Family Wines installed an additional 566kW at two different locations, and generated a total of 8,814,913 kWh for the year. For more information, please visit our website at this link.
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About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines is a leading family-owned wine company with a penchant for exploration and stewardship. Founder Jess Jackson placed his faith in farming and a meticulous expression of wine with his first landscape-changing vintage in 1982, an ethos that chairman and proprietor Barbara Banke, the Jackson family and the company’s employees continue to uphold to this day. The family’s collection of 40 wineries span significant winegrowing regions across the globe, from California, Oregon, France and Italy in the northern hemisphere, to Australia, Chile and South Africa in the southern half of the globe. Artisan winemaking underscores a steadfast commitment to making exceptional wines. In each region, vineyard ownership remains key to consistent quality, conservation and stewardship for future generations and the communities around them. Visit Jackson Family Wines online to learn more.
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