Accolade Wines Europe has announced that its core-branded portfolio, which includes Hardys, Mudhouse, Jam Shed, Banrock Station, Echo Falls and Kumala, has been certified carbon neutral
The certification, awarded by the Carbon Trust, is part of Accolade’s long-term commitment to sustainability.
‘We’re very proud to announce that our Accolade Wines' UK-packaged core branded portfolio is carbon neutral,’ said Caroline Thompson-Hill, managing director for Europe, Accolade Wines. ‘We know that there is demand from shoppers for greener products… and the wine category is no different.
‘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 follow.’
Steps undertaken to reduce Accolade’s carbon footprint include: the introduction of lighter-weight bottles for Echo Falls and Hardys; recyclable packaging across wine-on-tap formats; the installation of solar panels at an Australian vineyard; and a wind turbine at Europe’s manufacturing site, The Park.