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Leading in Sustainability – Setting the Standard for Small Organisations


 2010 Leading in Sustainability award – Setting the Standard for Small Organisations

A Family Commitment to Sustainability
Taylors Wines, NSW

Since establishing our family winery three generations ago we have recognised the importance of protecting the environment and moving our business towards broader sustainability. Through our many environmental initiatives we aim educate and build the awareness of our employees, industry and customers.

Our winery was the first company in Australia to achieve ISO14001 accreditation using the Eco-Mapping™ and EMAS Easy tools. While our Eighty Acres range became the world’s first wine 100% carbon neutral wine range in accordance with the international standard for lifecycle assessment ISO14044.

To reduce our carbon footprint, we moved our entire range of Eighty Acres wines into OI’s new Lean+GreenTM glass – which is 40% lighter and reduces CO2e by more than 15%1. New vintages of our Promised Land and Taylors Estate ranges are also being bottled in this innovative lightweight glass. Our state-of-the-art water recycling facility recycles 100% of the waste water for re-use in the vineyards while straw spreading and computer controlled drip-fed irrigation lines help us to minimise water consumption.

Comments from the Judges

“Taylors’ all of company approach enlisting the support of every staff member and providing extensive education impressed the judges. Their commitment is further illustrated by the cradle to grave approach to the Eighty Acres range of wines culminating in the world’s first wine 100% carbon neutral wine range.”