Sustainability Focus Areas

New Zealand Wine has six sustainability focus areas that cover what is most important to our industry, environment and people; Climate Change, Water, Waste, Plant Protection, Soil and People.

The New Zealand wine industry is well placed to be a global leader in the production of low-emission wine, even with the distances our wine needs to travel. Our industry goal of being carbon neutral by 2050 has us firmly committed to a low-emissions pathway, and exciting developments in vineyards and in wineries are already well underway.

We’re focused on being a world leader in efficient water use, achieving zero waste to landfill by 2050, and protecting and enhancing the health of our soils. For our people, our goal is to continue leading the way as an industry of choice.

It’s the level of ‘above and beyond’ action from companies and individuals that is helping to deliver lasting change. From plants to people and cellars to communities, we all play our part to put sustainability first.

Because together, every little bit counts.

These industry goals align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed in 2015. The UN SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, as they seek to mobilise global efforts around a common set of targets. 

These focus areas encapsulate the areas of sustainability that are most relevant for our industry and are where we have the greatest ability to make a positive impact. 

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