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Bodegas Campo Viejo, 1st Spanish winery to be certified CarbonNeutral®

19 April 2012 |

Bodegas Campo Viejo is the first Spanish winery to achieve CarbonNeutral® certification, making it the Spanish wine industry benchmark in terms of respect for the Environment and Sustainability.

To become a CarbonNeutral® company, Campo Viejo implemented measures to minimise its carbon footprint, moreover, offsetting it by following the Kyoto Protocol guidelines and participating in projects backed by the United Nations.

The measures taken to reduce the company’s carbon footprint include reducing the weight of its bottles from 550 to 380 grams while maintaining their functionality and appearance, the use of electricity from renewable sources, and optimising packaging, among others.

In addition, Campo Viejo has participated in a project backed by the UN and validated to the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) consisting of the construction of a run-of-river hydro project on the River Heihe in Gansu Province (China), thereby offsetting its remaining carbon emissions.

By obtaining CarbonNeutral® certification, we can assure our clients and consumers that they are not only obtaining a quality wine, but also that our production processes respect the environment and that we are thus contributing to building a better future for generations to come.

This initiative forms part of the programme Campo Viejo: Medioambiente y Sostenibilidad (Campo Viejo: Environment and Sustainability) which started 10 years ago with the inauguration of the new facilities and covers all aspects of its activities - from using smart irrigation techniques and natural pest control practices in the vineyards to analysing processes in order to find ways of minimising energy and water consumption and eliminating direct emissions, including the redesign of bottles and packaging.

This new Certification is yet another step in Bodegas Campo Viejo's commitment to the Environment and Sustainability, which constitutes one of the pillars of its Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.

About Campo Viejo
The story of Campo Viejo is the result of more than 50 years' experience. It is a story marked by the production of Rioja wines of unquestionable quality and a commitment to its people, research, innovation, responsible drinking and respect for the environment. This has led to Campo Viejo's position as the No. 1 Rioja in the world, with a presence in over 70 countries and strong growth in the U.S., Germany, Benelux and Canada, among other countries. Campo Viejo is part of Domecq Bodegas, Spain’s global winemaking leader in value. The group has seven wineries spread across five internationally-renowned designations of origin (Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Navarra and Rías Baixas). It is also the DOCa Rioja’s leading wine company with such renowned brands as Campo Viejo, Azpilicueta, Alcorta, Ysios and Siglo. Since July 2010, Domecq Bodegas has been part of Premium Wine Brands, an entity within the Pernod Ricard Group specialising in the production and distribution of top quality wines.

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