Our commitment for 2020: to reduce CO2 emissions per bottle by 30%, compared to 2008. These certifications help us to make our progress more tangible.
Analysis of Product Life Cycle:
Development of a tool to calculate the carbon footprint of our products.
Following PAS 2050:2011, based on the ‘Business to Consumer’ concept (‘Cradle to the grave’) and considering all the stages from the extraction of prime materials, transport, manufacturing and distribution to the final waste makes it possible to quantify all greenhouse emissions for every product throughout its life cycle, until its final destination.
Verification of the company report on emissions, according to the standards set by ISO 14064, for 2008 (base year) and 2011. The three possible scopes defined in the ISO, including direct and indirect emissions by Miguel Torres, were considered.
The results obtained for CO2 emissions for each of the areas of our company allow us to define specific action plans for compliance with the objective of reducing 30% of CO2 emissions per bottle in 2020, compared with base year 2008. By 2014 we achieved a 10% reduction, considering our emissions as well as those that come from our suppliers..
These data were verified by Lloyd’s
Catalan Office for Climate Change:
Adherence to the Programme for Voluntary Agreements for the reduction of greenhouse emissions of the Catalan Office for Climate Change of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Voluntary agreements are the commitment of any organisation, company, etc., which voluntarily undertakes to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases, over and above the obligation set in regulations. The Office for Climate Change wishes to increase awareness of collective and individual impact on climate, agreeing with the Kyoto Protocol and European environmental policies in the objective for 2020: 20-20-20, 20% reduction of greenhouse gases, 20% reduction in energy consumption and covering 20% of energy needs with renewable energy.
Forest Stewardship Council:
In our environmental policy we have included the guarantee of responsible consumption of forest products and the sustainable maintenance of forests. To reach this objective we are asking our providers to have the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) or PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certifications, and in the future we hope to incorporate the FSC or PEFC seals into our materials, in wooden boxes, cork bottletops, barrels, etc. At present, some of our wooden barrels already have the PEFC seal.
Alongside the DOSI and Projects and Services departments we have developed a meter for the renewable energy produced in Torres. Its application allows us to know, minute by minute, the energy generated by our installation of photovoltaic solar panels and the biomass furnace.