We have been working in partnership with the Carbon Trust, a global climate change and sustainability consultancy to measure the product carbon footprint of our core Lindeman's range in Europe, to certify the brand to the internationally recognised PAS 2050 standard. We are putting in place a series of key measures across regional supply chain to reduce our carbon foot print. These include moving the whole portfolio in Europe to lightweight bottles, optimising the recyclability of its packaging and using solar-powered, renewable energy as well as efficient refrigeration at winery-level.
Now we know our footprint, we are committed to reducing it by improving the way we source, produce, bottle and distribute our products; any remaining emissions leftover, we will off-set through investing in inspiring global carbon negative projects (through carbon credits). An example of the projects we have invested in for our 2019 footprint are:
Reforestation projects in the Amazon Rainforest and the UK
While the aim in the Amazon is to protect the Rainforest and its amazing biodiversity, many of the trees in the UK will be planted in schools to facilitate education and CSR benefits
Supporting solar power in the Philippines
This solar power project is located on Negros Island and involves the installation of Solar Power Plants in the La Carlota and Manapla communities. The project is part of a number of community engagement activities with the local government.