Sustainability measures save 350,000 bottles of wine – Cheers to that!
Global Vintners retained Enviro-Stewards to identify measures to increase margin and reduce footprints in return for a portion of net savings if and when they occur. The assessment identified annual opportunities to save:
• 15,000 m3 of water (49%) (enough to fill 6 Olympic size swimming pools)
• 150,000 kWh of electricity (20%), (enough to power 14 homes)
• 3,000 m3 of natural gas (2%)(enough to heat a home)
• 265,000 L of grape juice (enough to fill 590 barrels (350,000 bottles) of wine)
Measures implemented to date are saving $300,000/yr with a return on investment of 1,000% (payback of 1.2 months). Global Vintners also avoided the need to use the equivalent of 38 soccer fields of vineyard (27 hectares) to make the same quantity of finished product. This substantially reduces transportation and agricultural footprints associated with GVI’s supply chain.