As one of our five corporate values, we are committed to continue growing sustainably in true harmony with our land and people, through innovative projects which add value to our brands and processes.
We strive to continue managing our impact and raising our standards in complete harmony with our environment and business, with a special focus on the generation and use of renewable energies, responsible wine consumption, and innovative management across our value chain.
(Es) For this reason, we have defined a sustainability management model, based on the great commitment of Carbon Neutrality by 2050, aligned to a circular economy strategy, through a logic of transparency and compliance, translating our work into three major axes of action:
We have taken on the challenge of becoming Climate Positive by 2050, working collaboratively with the IWCA as silver members. Through this process, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint by 25% by 2024 and by 50% by 2030, through incorporating renewable energy use and ecodesign as well as agricultural management strategies.
In 2020, we became a silver member of the IWCA (International Wineries for Climate Action), a collaborative group committed to finding innovative solutions which help to mitigate the impacts of climate change in the viticultural industry. This is to be achieved through a long-term strategy to reduce carbon emissions by 100% by 2050, with a short-term commitment of 50% by 2030.
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We are part of the United Nations (UN) campaign, Race to Zero, which aims to commit various parties and form alliances between them to reach the objective of being Climate Positive by the year 2050 at the latest.
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We are part of the United Nations (UN) campaign, Race To Zero, which aims to commit various parties and form alliances between them to reach the objective of being Climate Positive by the year 2050 at the latest.
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–from the vineyard to the arrival destination of our wines. The aim is to use our use our natural resources much more efficiently and contribute to waste reduction. Special emphasis is placed on our organic, industrial and household waste, the latter through incorporating ecodesign.
We support our actions relating to quality and sustainability through international guidelines and standards, as well as our internal Policies and Declarations.
We are one of few companies to adhere to the Zero Waste Disposal Clean Production Agreement –the first public-private alliance of this magnitude. Our participation involves our largest-scale facility located in Molina, with an objective of minimizing the generation of solid waste and increasing valorization within a period of 24 months.
We strive to valorize 100% of our industrial waste by installing clean points, as well as establishing a commitment with each brand comprising the group, so that their waste is managed correctly.
With the objective of minimizing the impact of agriculture on the biodiversity of central Chile, we have developed a 7-year Biodiversity Master Plan, as a way of conserving and restoring the native flora and fauna, and also to harness its environmental services.
As a wine group we firmly believe in the importance of using clean energy in our productive and agricultural processes. For this reason, we have developed two great initiatives:
The first project involves installing solar panels in all of our estates, which will harness 2.6 MW power, equivalent to the average monthly consumption of 1,844 homes.
In addition, the group recently finalized a tendering process to implement another photovoltaic project at Viña San Pedro, aiming to supply 1.3 MW power for winemaking operations at the winery.
Buchahueico has become the emblematic project of Viña San Pedro, which is the largest vineyard to be planted in Chile in collaboration with a mapuche community.
This project involved planting 10 hectares of premium-quality Pinot Noir in land which belongs to the community, located in the virtually-unexplored Malleco Valley, in the Araucanía region.
In 2018 the first productive harvest will take place, and both the winery and the community are preparing themselves for the first wine results which will begin to be sold in March 2019.
In 2012, VSPT Wine Group launched a pioneering program for the wine industry, whose main objective was to extend sustainability and social responsibility to our grape suppliers. The program lasted three years, during which our group supported our main suppliers. This allowed for 17 vineyards to be certified under the Sustainability Code from Wines of Chile. Today, we continue working with our suppliers through with two annual activities.
Since 2010, we have measured and verified our corporate carbon footprint. We make a record of progress and advances, controlling for deviations and developing initiatives to continue improving this important environmental indicator. During the last period, we managed a significant 18.4% reduction in our direct emissions.
This project began in 2009 and opened its doors in 2016 inaugurating the world’s first Biogas Plant to use harvest waste as its only fuel. Its aim is to supply the winery with electric and thermal energy using its own organic waste.
The biogas plant harnesses 1MWh power and will provide the Viña San Pedro winery with 60% of its energy consumption. This is equivalent to the average energy consumption of 3,200 homes in one month.
Yet again the excellent quality of our company’s wine brands has been demonstrated by the trade press: around 90 VSPT wines scored 90 or more points in the La Cav tasting Panel Guide 2023.
Heading the list is Altair 2019 with 97 points, which came second in the Best Iconic Wine category.
Viña Leyda’s wines were also among those with very high scores: Leyda Lot 4 Sauvignon Blanc 2022 and Lot 8 Syrah 2020 both earned 96 points. Also noteworthy were 1865 Selected Vineyards Carmenère 2020, Tayú 1865 Pinot Noir 2021 and Leyda Origin Pinot Noir 2020, each with 95 points.
Congratulations to the entire team for these superb results!
Barbara Wolff, Female leader of Sustainability and Innovation of VSPT Wine Group is chosen as Green Personality in 2021 Green Awards.
Various milestones are part of her accomplishments, and have enabled VSPT to become a benchmark for sustainability in the domestic and international industry.
She made Climate Change VSPT’s most urgent cause, and this role has transcended the organization goals.
Our brand, B-Liv received the Green Packaging – Design category of the Drinks Business Green Awards 2020. B-liv was conceived under an ecopackaging policy with recyclable materials, an ultra-light bottle, compostable cork and a printed label free of heavy metals.
In 2019, we were given the “Amorim Sustainability Award” in the Green Awards, organized by the British magazine The Drink Business by our Sustainability Program during the last three years, with emphasis on the last twelve months, in terms of energy efficiency and effectiveness of sustainable practices within the sector.
In 2018, we were “Leaders in Renewable Energy” in the Green Awards organized by the prestigious British magazine: The Drinks Business, thanks to our great project installing solar panels in all of the VSPT Wine Group estates.
In 2018, we were given the “Ethical Company of the Year” award in the Green Awards, organized by the British magazine: The Drinks Business, thanks to our emblematic “Buchahueico” project.
In 2018, we were winners in the “Human Rights” category, thanks to our Buchahueico project established in 2015, whereby we managed to construct Chile’s largest vineyard with the Buchahueico community in Malleco.
In 2017, VSPT Wine Group entered the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in the Chile subcategory. With this milestone, we were able to put the international spotlight on over 10 years’ commitment to sustainability.
In 2017, we achieved second place in the “Water Management” category in the Green Awards organized by the British magazine: The Drinks Business.
In 2016, we were given the important “Green Company of the Year” award in the Green Awards, organized by the prestigious British magazine: The Drinks Business. This was the result of our integrated focus which strives to reduce our environmental impact year after year, with initiatives such as the biogas and hydroelectric plants, supplier programs, responsible consumption, among many others.
In 2014, we achieved an important second place in the “Green Company of the Year” category in the Green Awards, organized by the British magazine: The Drinks Business. We became the first South American winery to obtain two simultaneous acknowledgements in the history of the competition.
In 2014, the Group was awarded the prize “Ethical Company of the Year” in the Green Awards, organized by the British magazine Drinks Business. Meanwhile, it also received second place in the “Green Company of the Year” award, becoming the first South American producer to obtain two simultaneous acknowledgments in the history of the competition.
All the Chilean wineries that comprise VSPT Wine Group (San Pedro, Tarapacá, Leyda, Santa Helena, Misiones de Rengo, Viñamar and Casa Rivas) have been certified under this code. The code, which is voluntary, is a standard that measures sustainable practices in three areas: vineyard, winery and bottling plant operations, and social aspects related to collaborators and communities.
Since 2020, VSPT Wine Group has had the For Life Certification, which supports the Company’s respet for basic social and environmental responsibilities along Chile.
At Finca La Celia (Mendoza, Argentina), we have the Fair Trade certification, which ensures fair working conditions, social development of the community and concern for the environment.
In 2013, the Group was audited under the BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) Code of Conduct, a working ethics code set up by the Nordic monopolies. On this occasion, the audit was passed with 100% adherence and without observations, which validates our social practices. Currently, VSPT maintains strict compliance with this code, looking to constantly renew the commitment we have in this area.