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Jackson Family Wines Releases First Update to Sustainability Report

Family-owned wine company reports progress towards 2021 Renewable Energy goal

Published 01-24-18

Submitted by Jackson Family Wines

A 504kW solar array provides 60% of the annual energy used at Jackson Family Wines' Oakville winery in the Napa Valley. Click here to watch video

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. 

Read our sustainability progress update here.

A progressive leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices, Jackson Family Wines is working toward 11 goals, including:

  1. Commit to at least one land conservation/restoration project per year

  2. Source 85% of all grower fruit from certified sustainable vineyards

  3. Power 50% of winemaking operations from onsite renewable energy generation

  4. Reduce market-based Scope 1-3 greenhouse gas emissions 25% per gallon produced from 2015 baseline

  5. Further reduce water intensity per gallon of wine by 33% over 2015 baseline

  6. Increase water security

  7. Zero-waste tasting rooms

  8. Double facility solid waste diversion

  9. Establish a volunteer program that supports a 75% employee volunteer participation rate annually

  10. Establish a domestic paid internship program that creates a pathway to full-time employee positions

  11. 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.

Media Contact:
Galen McCorkle
Jackson Family Wines
galen.mccorkle@jfwmail.com
707.529.5169

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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Jackson Family Wines is a premium portfolio of more than 40 wineries and estate vineyards across the globe. As a family business rooted in multi-generational winegrowing, we craft wines according to our values and make responsible decisions for the health of our lands and communities. Over the course of 2018, we will share monthly progress updates related to each of our 2021 sustainability goals. We’ll explore key learnings, challenges and celebrate successes. We’ll also highlight our partners - and the extended family of Jackson Family Wines employees - who are helping us create meaningful change in the wine industry. In sharing our progress, we hope to foster more transparency and a call to action on our journey to make the highest quality wines in the most responsible manner.

Read each of our sustainability progress updates here.

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