Broadland Drinks Ltd is on a journey to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030.
Some of the changes we have implemented in the last 2 years are listed here, but we have a lot more to do :-
- All electricity used on our site is now from 100% renewable sources.
- The ratio of different energy sources used to generate our electricity in the last 12 months was: 94.1% wind, 3.2% hydro and 2.7% solar.
- The winery site is zero waste to landfill with recycling for our metal, card, glass and plastic and the remaining waste being turned into fuel.
- Our new wastewater treatment plant converts our wastewater onsite back to clean water – better for the environment and also saving 106 tonnes of carbon a year, this also cuts down on HGV movements.
- With bag in box and canning lines, we can produce wine in the lower carbon footprint formats as well as traditional glass bottles.
- We bottle bulk wine at our winery in the UK, thus helping reduce the number of bottles transported from Australia, New Zealand, Chile, South Africa and California. This lowers carbon footprint.
- Our site lighting has been migrated to low-energy.
- We have a cycle to work scheme at our winery to encourage low-carbon transport.
- All our cardboard is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited sources or is from 100% recycled material.
- Our green glass bottles contain 70% recycled material.
- We strive to use lightweight, UK-produced bottles whenever practicable.
- Our MINIVINO cups are fully recyclable rPET which contains 25% recycled plastic.
We support charities
both locally and around the world – from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust
to the international Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity
Since 2016, Broadland Drink Ltd (BDL) has been a Corporate Partner of The Benevolent Drinks Industry Charity
. The Benevolent is the trade charity that provides help and support to current and former employees of the drinks industry and their families. This important charity supports our colleagues across the industry facing a variety of difficult circumstances, including serious illness, issues with depression or stress, with debt or any family crisis such as a seriously ill partner or child.
Since 2014, Broadland Drinks Ltd has been an Investor in Wildlife. This partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust
enables us to be committed to local wildlife, people and the environment of Norfolk.
We are working with more charities and helping our retail customers to help their customers reduce their carbon footprint with innovative new formats
for buying wine.
In 2020, we will conduct a full energy life-cycle analysis, so that by the end of the year we can develop and action a plan that will take us to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2030 in our own operations.