Voyager Estate is excited to share the next step in their sustainability journey – they have joined International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA), confirming their commitment to taking immediate and long-term action to reduce greenhouse emissions. Through this collaboration, they join leading producers in decarbonising the global wine industry.
Voyager Estate has been made a member alongside Famille Perrin (France), Champagne Lanson (Champagne, France), Viña Undurraga (Chile) and Miguel Torres Chile (Chile).
The IWCA was founded by the Torres (Spain) and Jackson (USA) families, two leading wine families deeply committed to environmental stewardship and to preserving the world’s great wine heritage in the face of climate change. The IWCA is open to wineries who recognise that climate change is the most significant threat to the wine community and are guided by the urgency for strategic action to accelerate innovative solutions.
The organisation has two membership categories (Gold and Silver) with requirements that include becoming Net Zero by 2050 at the latest and completing company audits to analyse how producers can lessen their carbon footprint.
In addition to their Net Zero by 2050 commitment, as an ‘Applicant Member’ Voyager Estate have met the minimum renewable energy targets and are on the pathway to having their greenhouse gas emissions audited annually.
“We have been carbon neutral in our operations for many years, and working our way through various energy efficiency measures, not to mention our organic farming practices,” says Michelle McManus, Head of Sustainability for Voyager. “We see this as a natural and critical step to work with other sustainability leaders in the industry to contribute to an even greater impact.”