Viña Santa Rita
We measure sustainable practices throughout our production chain, in line with national and international directives, in order to obtain metrics that can be used to develop, control, and manage the implementation of our sustainable actions, with a view to continuous improvement.
Chilean Wine Industry Sustainability Code
The Chilean Wine Industry Sustainability Code is the country’s industry standard for measuring winemaking sustainability in vineyards, facilities, and the community, as well as for suppliers, service providers, and workers. The program arose from the need to establish sustainability parameters that can be incorporated across all winemakers, with the creation of a system for accreditation by stages.
Developed by the Wine Consortia (Vinnova - TecnoVid), an alliance between Chile’s top five universities, and the country’s wine producers, implementation of the system began early in 2011. For more information on this sustainability standard for the entire Chilean wine industry, go to www.sustentavid.org. The system is managed independently by the consortia and audited by third parties, including a process for training and continuous improvement.
Viña Santa Rita and its subsidiaries were the first of Chile’s major wine groups to attain certification in December 2011, including Santa Rita, Carmen, Nativa, and Terra Andina, covering 2,325 hectares that make up 75% of the vineyards that we own, as well as 500 hectares belonging to our suppliers (16%). In 2013 we achieved recertification for the green area (vineyards), and certification for the orange (workers and community) and red (storage) areas.
Sustainability Report GRI
Global Reporting Initiative (http://www.globalreporting.com) is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability amongst companies and institutions with its core tool, a framework for preparing Sustainability Reports, which is used throughout the world and establishes principles and indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
Ongoing work at the Santa Rita Sustainability Program brought the publication of the first GRI Report in 2011, with information on the group’s performance during 2009 and 2010, reporting on 57 of the 79 indicators. Sustainability reports are now released annually. Independently by the consortia and audited by third parties, including a process for training and continuous improvement.