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15 November 2007

International Green Apple Award

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International Green Apple Award"Yalumba awarded International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice in an awards ceremony held in the UK"

At the House of Commons in London, Friday November 9th, Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, was awarded an 'International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice (Australia and New Zealand Silver 2007)'. Adding to the host of accolades Yalumba has received for their pioneering sustainability programme and progressive stance on matters green, this award further cements Yalumba’s commitment to sustainable winemaking.

From the winery in Eden Valley, Robert Hill Smith, Proprietor of Yalumba said, "We are convinced that our efforts in protecting our natural resource base are reflected in the quality of the wines we share with the world. Quite simply, excellence in winemaking requires excellence in environmental management – the two are inseparable. Our wines now celebrate this fact."

Yalumba has been operating in the rural environment for over 150 years and understands the significance of environment–friendly sustainable activities as an intrinsic aspect of wine quality. Yalumba has implemented a brand stewardship programme that reflects authenticity, due diligence, product safety and credible environmental management. By addressing these activities that have a significant environmental impact Yalumba ensured, and continues to ensure, its employees and other stakeholders a healthy and productive life in an environment that is safe and ecologically functional.

This commitment, yet again, was reinforced quite recently when Yalumba set aside 1500 acres of land in The Riverland, South Australia, to re-create a habitat for biodiversity through the planting of mallee trees. In addition to the conservation of biodiversity this area will also contribute to carbon sequestration.

The Commitment to Sustainable Winemaking programme is a whole-of-company, life cycle approach to environmental management and includes all of Yalumba's business activities from grape growing to winemaking, packaging and distribution.

The Green Apple Awards are hosted by the Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.

 

Click here to learn more about Yalumba's Environmental Credentials click here.

For a comprehensive overview of Yalumba's Environmental Management Programme – Share Yalumba Share the Futureclick here.

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