Australia: A check-list assessing environmental performance
(Feb 07, 2005)
The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) is conducting a survey of more than 1,500 wineries and growers, as well as regional associations, in view of evaluating the wine industry’s environmental performance. According to the WFA, it covers the 10 most crucial environmental issues including chemical use, water use, waste management and energy conservation. The results of the Australian Wine Industry State of Environment 2004 Survey, together with data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation and the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation, will be used to create a report. “The Australian wine industry is committed to being a clean and green producer, but we need to be able to both quantify it and demonstrate it to governments and domestic and international consumers,” explains WFA Policy Advisor Doug Young.