ZILZIE IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES AND MINIMISING OUR IMPACT ON THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET THROUGH:
Creating a Sustainability Culture:
Communicating, collaborating and encouraging initiatives that support environment & sustainability becoming an inherent attribute of our team & community.
Raising awareness through education initiatives, packaging improvements & promoting good sustainability practices.
Carbon Emissions & Energy Usage :
Actively reducing our carbon emissions and targeting 100% renewable energy by 2025.
Water & Wastewater Management: Sustainable water management that optimises usage and systems that reclaim, filter and reuse wastewater.
Sourcing, Procurement & Supply Chain:
Embedding our Environmental & Sustainability objectives into all sourcing tenders & supplier contracts to achieve our commitments to Sustainable Wine Growing Certification and Sustainable Packaging Guideline goals.
Waste Management & Recycling: Actively practice, promote & support “Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable” initiatives and reducing problematic unnecessary single use plastics and waste.
Building a Sustainability Framework across the business:
To drive our Environment & Sustainability Strategy.
Monitoring, Measuring & Reporting: Actively monitor, measure & benchmark our performance against agreed targets and industry standards.
Given Zilzie’s location, water conservation has been a constant priority and continued efforts from the entire Zilzie team have seen a further reduction in water usage, down to an average of 2.17 litres of water per litre of wine produced over a five year period.
Zilzie’s commitment to water conservation and sustainability has evolved into a total Environmental Management Strategy. Zilzie are ISO14001 certified and members of Sustainable Wine Growing Australia – the wine industry’s national environmental assurance program.
In addition to the above Zilzie is committed to supporting the Sustainability Packaging Guideline initiatives. The core components of our packaging are:
Glass bottles: on average are made from 30% recycled materials and are kerbside recyclable in most cities.
Cardboard cartons: are made from 100% recycled materials and are kerbside recyclable in most cities
Screwcaps: are made from 70% recycled aluminium.
Dividers: we have removed unnecessary dividers (where is it safe to do so) from 81% of our product range, with plans to increase this 90% over coming year. We won’t be able to remove dividers from our Sparkling or Prosecco wines as it is not safe to do so at this time.
We currently use Carbon Reduced or lighter weight glass across 72% of our wines, and will be looking to introduce even lighter weight glass across some products in 2021. Lighter weight glass requires less resources and energy during the production of each bottle and requires less energy during transportation.