- December 1th, 2022
Concha y Toro and Bonterra Organic Estates triumph at The Drinks Business Green Awards 2022
The subsidiaries of Viña Concha y Toro Family of Wineries were winners in their respective categories in the 13th version of the Green Awards, which were launched to draw attention to those beverage companies that go above and beyond to reduce their impact on the environment.
Concha y Toro and Bonterra Organic Estates were recognized by the prestigious British publication The Drink Business as companies that have a strong impact on the environment.
The subsidiaries were recognized in different categories in The Drink Business Green Awards 2022, whose winners were announced at a live ceremony held at The Club at The Ivy, London, on Tuesday, November 29. You can review all the winners here.
Concha y Toro won the Amorim Biodiversity Award
This award recognizes the importance and impact that the constant care of biodiversity has on the care of the environment. Concha y Toro has a sustainability strategy that aims to achieve regenerative practices with the objective of having a positive impact, that is, giving back to the land and the community more of what it has given us. One of the initiatives of the strategy is Biodiversity.
In this area, we highlight the regenerative practices of soil, flora and fauna, which incorporates the protection and reproduction of native forest, as well as participation in E-Bio Atlas to inventory biodiversity.
Since 2020, the company has been working on a project called Agricultural Ecosystem Management (GEA), which seeks to generate a new model of agriculture, incorporating measures for the protection and conservation of biodiversity of flora and fauna, forests and soils.
Bonterra was recognized as Green Company of the Year
In December 2021, BOE obtained Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC™) for all of its vineyards and wineries in Mendocino County, California. ROC is a certification for the food and beverage industries that assures buyers that certified farms and products meet the highest environmental standards. With ROC Silver certification, BOE demonstrated its adherence to the rigorous standards of the program’s applicable pillars-soil health and social justice-and committed to continuous improvement, a fundamental requirement of ROC certification.
By the end of 2021, the Bonterra and Fetzer wine brands achieved Climate Neutral certification after measuring, reducing and offsetting 110% of greenhouse gas emissions from wine production and delivery.
Recently, BOE has formally committed to the Science-Based Target initiative, a global partnership that encourages ambitious climate action in the private sector by helping organizations set and achieve emission reduction and decarbonization targets based on the best available scientific evidence.
Finally, B Lab, the global non-profit network that certifies and mobilizes B companies, this year named Bonterra Organic Estates “Best for the World” in the environment category, an award reserved for the top 5% of B companies of similar size for their positive environmental impact.