Sustainability Guardians Programme

The Sustainability Guardians programme is aimed at enhancing the sustainability of the wine industry through peer-to-peer learning and innovation

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Sustainability Guardians Focus Areas

The aim of the Sustainability Guardians programme is to help build the relevance of sustainability through peer-to-peer learning and innovation, using a collaborative approach.

It encourages vineyards and wineries to go above and beyond minimum best practice standards, to improve the sustainability of operations with a focus on reducing environmental impact whilst enhancing business to achieve sustainability goals.

The Sustainability Guardians programme framework encompasses the 6 focus areas of Waste, Water, Soil, Climate Change, Pest and Disease and People which are aligned to with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aims to support the wine industry to achieve the goals in each of these areas.

The facilitation of workshops, focus groups, discussion forums and webinars allow grape growers and wineries to collaborate and co-create solutions to some of the more challenging issues facing the industry. Participants will have the opportunity to work with experts within and beyond the industry to help find solutions to reduce environmental impact.

The Sustainability Guardians programme is open to all grape growers and wineries in NZ.

Do you have an area of expertise you would like to share with others or are you a sustainability champion who would like to empower others with knowledge to improve environmental outcomes?

Do you have a sustainability concern and would like to work alongside others to achieve a better outcome or would you like to network with others to ensure you are on the right track to achieving your goals?

We would love to hear from you. Please contact Bridget Ennals bridget.ennals@swnz.org.nz

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