We’re currently reviewing our efforts on sustainability and we’d love to hear your views on the most important issues for any future strategy to focus on.
My guess is that there’s plenty of you here who’ll have an insightful opinion on this - so I’d love to know what you think?
For instance, what kinds of issues from the following list would you feel are a priority?
o Energy use (e.g. heating/cooling of warehouses, office)
o Improving the resilience of The Wine Society and its growers to the impacts of climate change
o Minimising The Wine Society’s contribution to climate change (e.g. reduction of carbon emissions across operations, supply chain and products)
o Operational waste and recycling
o Printed materials (e.g. print lists, marketing and event materials)
o Product packaging
o Sustainable agricultural practices
o Transportation and distribution of products
o Diversity and inclusion (e.g. members, employees, growers and suppliers)
o Giving back to the community (in general, not just this Community! )
o Health, safety and wellbeing of employees
o Labour standards for growers/suppliers (e.g. worker conditions, fair pay and zero tolerance to modern slavery)
o Responsible drinking, marketing and selling
And is there anything else you’d suggest should be a focus for us?
If anyone fancies adding your thoughts to this before the end of the week, I’ll share it with the team who’s working on this, as I’m sure they’d be very interested.