Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is proud to announce a new partnership between Lindeman’s and the Carbon Trust – a collaboration that aims to see its Lindeman’s branded range of products certified carbon neutral in Europe by the end of 2020.

TWE has been working in partnership with the Carbon Trust, a global climate change and sustainability consultancy for the last year to measure the product carbon footprint of its glass and cardboard packaged Lindeman’s range and certify the brand to the internationally recognised PAS 2050 standard in Europe.

Lindeman’s has now put in place a series of key measures across its regional supply chain to reduce its carbon footprint. These include moving the whole portfolio in Europe to lightweight bottles, optimising the recyclability of its packaging and using solar-powered, renewable energy as well as efficient refrigeration at winery-level.

And to realise its goal of making the Lindeman’s portfolio in Europe carbon neutral by the end of 2020, TWE has offset the remaining footprint by working with Carbon Footprint Ltd and investing in carbon credits from inspiring global carbon positive projects such as:

  • Reforestation projects in the Amazon Rainforest and the UK: while the aim in the Amazon is to protect the Rainforest and its amazing biodiversity, many of the trees in the UK will be planted in schools to facilitate education and CSR benefits
  • Supporting solar power in the Philippines: this solar power project is located on Negros Island and involves the installation of Solar Power Plants in the La Carlota and Manapla communities. The project is part of a number of community engagement activities with the local government
  • Wind farms in India: the project involves the installation and maintenance of wind turbines in the Maharashtra state of India

TWE recently announced new sustainability goals including the introduction of Global Packaging Guidelines with targets of 100% of packaging to be recyclable, reusable or compostable by end of 2022 and 100% of product and outer packaging materials to comprise 50% average recycled content by 2025 globally.