We have been working in partnership with the Carbon Trust, a global climate change and sustainability consultancy for the last year to measure the product carbon footprint of our entire Lindeman's glass and cardboard packaged range in Europe, and certify the brand to the internationally recognised PAS 2050 standard. Now we know our footprint, we are committed to reducing it by improving the way we source, produce, bottle and distribute our products.
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.
To realise our goal of making the Lindeman's portfolio in Europe carbon neutral by the end of 2020, we have offset the remaining footprint by working with Carbon Footprint Ltd and investing in carbon credits from inspiring global carbon positive projects such as:
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.
Wind farms in India
The project involves the installation and maintenance of wind turbines in the Maharashtra state of India
This forms part of TWE's new long-term sustainability goals including the introduction of Global Packaging Guidelines with ambitious targets of 100% of packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by end of 2022 and 100% of product and outer packaging materials to comprise 50% average recycled content by 2025 globally. Click here to read TWE's full sustainability report.
We are committed to making change, and will be transparent about progress that we make. There is much work to be done. Join us on our journey. See below for our full footprint results across each product, and our certification documents to support this.