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Sustainability is in the DNA at Jackson Family Wines

grapes-419900We’re delighted to share a new case study with you featuring our client Jackson Family Wines (JFW).

The private, family-owned company operates under three core values that have formed the basis for its operations since it was initially founded by Jess Jackson 32 years ago:sustaining our lands, crafting our wines, and advancing the field.  As a result, sustainability has become an intrinsic part of the DNA at JFW, leading the company to be repeatedly recognized as one of the most responsible wine companies.

In 2008, JFW took its first, formal company footprint.  Working from that initial impact baseline, the organization has rapidly advanced its reduction and conservation efforts in energy, water consumption, land management, waste management, and green building.

The company currently buys green power to cover 130% of its annual grid-electricity use, purchasing an additional volume of renewable energy credits (RECs) each year to also offset the impact of its 1,400 employees’ home electricity use, one of the only companies in the United States to do so.  It has also taken steps to reduce the volume of energy it consumes, utilizing high-efficiency lighting solutions, HVAC retrofits, and a utility-based demand response system to maximize energy consumption at JFW.  The company is also pursuing large-scale onsite renewable generation via solar power.  Taken together, these efforts—so far–have helped the company save $15,000,000 in energy costs, reduce its energy consumption by 15%, and reduce the volume of greenhouse gases per gallon of wine produced by 51% over its 2008 baseline.

We hope you enjoy reading more about JFW’s inspiring sustainability story.

By | 2015-01-27T20:57:34+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Business Blog, Environmental Blog|

About the Author:

Amy brings 20 years’ experience in leadership and organizations to her work in sustainability communications for Renewable Choice. She earned her M.Ed. at Colorado State University.