Yalumba’s Environmental Management System (EMS)
Yalumba’s EMS is a systematic approach to managing actual or potential impacts on the environment. It provides Yalumba with a management framework to achieve continuous improvement through a ‘plan, do, check, act’ cycle within which best business practices can be integrated. An EMS is essentially about corporate governance - the way in which a business is organised and held responsible.
Yalumba’s EMS is managed by a certified environmental practitioner, demonstrating the organisation’s commitment to a high standard in ethical and environmental practice.
Land Stewardship – Yalumba’s Vitis Programme
Through best management practices Yalumba’s Vitis programme promotes an integrated approach to vineyard management, which makes efficient use of natural resources, stems environmental decline, regenerates resources, and advances environmental health and safety for all stakeholders. Vitis is a holistic approach, promoting the economic production of quality grapes with a minimal reliance on pesticides and maximum attention to environmental outcomes. It is an ecosystem approach to vineyard management.
Viticultural code of practice
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As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant and other international post-consumer packaging schemes Yalumba is implementing a comprehensive action plan to demonstrate continuous improvement in packaging waste reduction and management. The action plan includes aspects of packaging design and production as well as consumer education.
Yalumba's Action Plan 2010-2015
APC Report 2010 - 2011
Yalumba is the first Australian wine company, and one of the first enterprises operating in the agricultural sector, to undertake a Greenhouse Challenge co-operative agreement, having joined the national programme in 1999. The Australian Greenhouse Office, within the Department of the Environment and Heritage, manages the programme. Further information is available from the website of the Australian Greenhouse Office.
Yalumba has adopted a life cycle approach to continuous improvement in energy conservation, efficient energy consumption, fuel substitution and clean technology. Moreover, the organisation is setting aside land for conservation and for ‘locking-up’ atmospheric carbon dioxide as biomass. These and other initiatives saw Yalumba awarded the Energy and Environmental Management Award as part of the 10th Rabobank Agribusiness Awards.
Yalumba is the first Australian Company to be recognised as LEADER in Greenhouse Management by the Australian Greenhouse Office, which is responsible for delivering the Australian Government’s $1.8 billion climate change strategy.