Symington Family Estates has been named Ethical Company of the Year (2019) by The Drinks Business. The judges made the award to a company whose foundations are firmly rooted in, and dedicated to, the community and environment where they are based.
The panel acknowledged the leadership demonstrated by the Symingtons in being the first wine company in Portugal to become a certified B Corporation – committing the organisation to the highest standards of social and environmental performance. Credit was also given to the company’s wide-ranging sustainability strategy – Mission 2025 – and to sixteen individual social and environmental impact initiatives launched during 2019.
The company was also Commended for The Amorim Sustainability Award, which recognises the efforts of companies who are demonstrating leadership in employing the most efficient and effective sustainable practices throughout their operations.
“We have a long history of initiatives focused on the social and environmental wellbeing of our region, and these awards reflect this commitment. As with every company in the world today, we have an environmental footprint. We know our business will only have a positive long-term future if our climate is stable, our ecosystems are clean and the communities we work with are resilient and healthy. Our commitment to the future is to take responsibility for our impact and do our utmost to respond to the big shared challenges of our time.” – Rob Symington, Associate Director
About the Awards
The Drinks Business Green Awards are the world’s leading programme to raise awareness of green issues in the drinks trade and recognise and reward those who are leading the way in sustainability and environmental performance. The 2019 shortlist included many internationally renowned companies including Concha y Toro, Marks & Spencer, Pernod Ricard, Fetzer Wines, and Torres.
More information: https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/12/the-drinks-business-green-awards-2019-winners/2/
To win this award is a huge recognition for the work Symington Family Estates are doing, both environmental and social. For more information please click the following link: https://www.symington.com/sustainability