All of our stakeholders – from the board to senior management and employees, through to shareholders, customers and wine lovers – are committed to a positive and passionate contribution to the community and the environment. We believe in ensuring both the quality, and the depth of any support we give. Above all, we are ethical and transparent in all of our activities.
Our philanthropy program is one way in which the team at Australian Vintage can engage with the wider community. We remain committed to the communities in which we operate by supporting local charities and community volunteerism, sponsoring local events and employing people from the local community.
At Australian Vintage we support the responsible consumption of alcohol. We are committed to combating alcohol misuse, raising consumer awareness and setting and maintaining world class standards in responsible marketing. We are involved in, and support, a number of initiatives that address the societal impact of the misuse of alcohol. Our approach is simple. To set world-class standards for responsible marketing and product innovation, raise consumer awareness of responsible drinking behaviour, combat alcohol misuse and work with others to reduce alcohol-related harm.
Our approach to environmental management is two-fold – managing our risk whilst equally importantly delivering upon our environmental commitments. We endeavour to adhere to our environmental responsibilities across all facets of our business. Our commitment is to understanding and minimising any adverse impacts our operations and our products have on the environment.
At Australian Vintage we are committed to ensuring our business practices are environmentally sustainable through the use of, but not limited to, recycling, waste management, water management, using renewable energy sources, utilizing reusable resources, creating ‘greener’ supply chains and using digital technology instead of hard copies.
Our packaging division, located in Merbein in Victoria, is dedicated to the on-going sustainability of natural resources such as water. We have purpose built filtration and reticulation systems designed to minimise water use and to recycle.
As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Australian Vintage has committed to the sustainable design, use and recovery of the packaging we use for our products. The Action Plan developed by the South Australian Wine Industry Association is being actively adhered to by Australian Vintage to ensure we aim for a cleaner, greener future for all Australians.