Accolade Wines Europe’s UK-packaged portfolio becomes carbon neutral

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

16 September 2020

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.

Related content

News |  Wine

Hatch Mansfield becomes carbon neutral

Wine importer and wholesaler Hatch Mansfield has become carbon neutral for emissions calculated in the year 2019.

News |  Wine

New Zealand wine industry pledges to become carbon neutral by 2050

Tapping into the celebrations for World Earth Day, the New Zealand wine industry has announced its commitment to turn carbon neutral by 2050.

News |  Wine

Accolade Wines gets top three UK on-trade spots

Stowells, Jack Rabbit and Hardys, three of Accolade Wines's brands, are the three most popular wine in the UK on-trade.The data, published in the late

News |  Wine

Conviviality adds Orion Wines to portfolio

Powerhouse drinks distributor Conviviality has added a new Italian to its portfolio, multi-regional producer Orion Wines.Founded by two friends, Luca