Our Social Responsibility Initiatives

To prove our commitment to our people, our clients and the environment, we hold membership or accreditation with a number of industry regulators.

To prove our commitment to our people, our clients and the environment, we hold membership or accreditation with a number of industry regulators.

Integrated Production of Wine 
Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) is a system whereby Mother Nature is employed to her full potential with as little human interference as possible. 

When implemented correctly this system leads to both environmentally friendly and profitable wine production. Legislation in the form of the Scheme for the Integrated Production of Wine was published on the 6th November 1998. Under this Scheme it is granted that by planting vineyards monocultures were established that have already caused interference in the environment. This Scheme aims to ensure to the consumer that, granted this limitation, we would produce wines as environmentally friendly as possible. 

Biodiversity & Wine 
The BWI is a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector. The goals are to minimise the further loss of threatened natural habitat, and to contribute to sustainable wine production, through the adoption of biodiversity guidelines by the South African wine industry. 

One of the strategies of the BWI is to identify and enlist interested producers as members or champions of the initiative, who will implement the biodiversity guidelines, conserve critical ecosystems and incorporate a biodiversity story into their winery experience. . 

Wine Industry Ethical Trade Association 
WIETA was formally established in November 2002. The association arose out of an Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) pilot project in the wine industry. The pilot not only assisted the ETI and South African partners in learning about, developing and refining inspection methodologies in monitoring their base code, but was instrumental in bringing together stakeholders in the wine industry of the Western Cape to discuss and debate issues around ethical trade. 

WIETA is a non-profit, voluntary association of many different stakeholders, who are committed to the promotion of ethical trade, at first in the wine sector, and now in agriculture as a whole. Stakeholders include producers, retailers, trade unions, non-governmental organisations and government. 

Fairtrade South Africa 
Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers - especially in the South. Fair trade organisations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.