22 CEO members of IWCA sign an open letter urging wine producers to join the challenge of achieving carbon neutrality in the wine industry by 2050

Tuesday November 9th, 2021    

Among the leading wine producers who have signed the letter are VSPT Wine Group, the only Latin American producer that is a member of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA).  Membership entails making a commitment to working together to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

“The climate emergency is by far the most severe threat that we face as grape growers and wine producers. As world leaders convene this month at COP26 in Scotland to reaffirm their support for the commitments made in 2015 at the Paris Agreement to limit global warming, we recognize now as a critical moment in time for the wine community to voice our support for the continuation of these important efforts and take action within our own companies.” These are the opening lines of the letter signed by all the IWCA members, including VSPT as a Silver member. The letter invites leaders from the industry to join the race to zero.

The letter published on 2 November refers to the imperative for the wine trade to commit to the challenge of driving forward improvements in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The letter published on 2 November refers to the imperative for the wine trade to commit to the challenge of driving forward improvements in order to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The document presented in the context of COP26 has been signed by the 22 members of IWCA, with VSPT Wine Group being the only member from Latin America. “We are proud to be pioneers within the wine and agricultural sectors in joining this huge commitment and we hope to act as a role model for the industry and the private sector in general. We believe that by joining forces and working together, we will find the solutions and tools for decarbonising our industry, and that we will act as a beacon of hope in this challenge that requires us all to act together,” explains Bárbara Wolff, Chief of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, VSPT Wine Group.

The letter also provides a link to the just-published IWCA report detailing its members’ progress with regard to this ambitious challenge.