Corporate and social responsibility
Wine is a delicious and integral part of many lives, and when treated with respect adds to the enjoyment of many social occasions and mealtimes. As a drinks supplier, we recognise we have a duty of care to our customers and our staff to ensure that alcohol is enjoyed in a responsible way.
Here are some of the ways in which Enotria helps to support responsible drinking
The Drinkaware Trust
Drinkaware is an independent, UK-wide charity which carries out a range of work to equip people with the knowledge they need to make sensible choices about how much they drink. You can discover more at www.drinkaware.co.uk
Enotria is an active member of the Wines and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), and Alison Levett our CEO is on its board. A significant part of the WSTA's role is in the promotion and implementation of responsible drinking policies for suppliers, customers and consumers alike.
Public Health Responsibility Deal
Enotria is a signatory to the PHRD, a Government initiative to tackle alcohol misuse. The deal includes a number of pledges on alcohol: for example
- On product labeling on shelf - ensuring consumers are aware of alcohol units contained in their drinks.
- Supplying information to on trade customers about alcohol units and recommended safe levels of consumption
You can learn more at http://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/2011/12/20/alcohol-pledges/
We have signed the committment to ensure that at least 80% of products which we supply to supermarket shelves by December 2013 will carry safe level warnings.
We recognise we have a duty of care to all Enotria employees to ensure they are aware of and understand the dangers of alcohol misuse; equally to provide the means for any staff member who feels they may need help with an alcohol problem to be fully supported.
Enotria is committed to establishing an Environmental Management System in accordance with the standards outlined in ISO 14001 and conducting its business in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Our Environmental Policy aims at providing products that are environmentally respectful throughout their lifecycles, and to conduct our operations in an environmentally responsible manner. This policy encompasses areas of our business strategy in assuring that we are committed to a continuous improvement process which includes a commitment to minimising and controlling the impact of our business operations on the environment.
At Enotria we are committed to the efficient use of energy and the use of renewable energy technologies. Promoting high standards of energy efficiency in the design, construction and implementation of new equipment in the pursuance of our business. Our efforts include:-
- Monitoring energy consumption and making staff aware of the need to save energy.
- Including policies on energy conservation and the use of renewable resources.
- Seeking assistance from external sources such as Business Link for projects on the efficient use of electricity
- Ensuring that our supply partners comply with water and energy labelling.
We are committed to reducing the amount of metered water used and encourage water conservation.
We aim to influence suppliers of goods and services to adopt their own environmental policy, ensuring that the goods and services purchased by us are not harmful to the environment e.g. avoiding products containing or manufactured using CFC's.
Waste minimisation, re-use and recycling have environmental benefits by reducing consumption of raw materials, saving energy and limiting both landfill and incineration. We use schemes for the recycling and re-use of
- all Inkjet and Toner Cartridges
- all waste office paper
- all waste cardboard and plastic wrap
We comply with the Waste Packaging Regulations (Produce Responsibility) and have done since its inception. Our Registration Number is 1091904.
We promote waste minimisation in our distribution activities through re-use of boxes, packaging and pallets within our distribution centre. However we still have waste output, and engage two organisations to dispose of any waste that we have as follows:
- Sita Waste – remove all waste output from our distribution centre, but carry out a sortation of this waste and a percentage is subsequently converted back into raw materials.
- Abbey Services Pallets Ltd – collect our surplus / waste pallets and either re-use them or convert them into wood chips for re-use as raw material.
We have verified that both organisations hold the necessary certificates to do so such as Waste Management Licences, and they are registered with the EA for the activities they conduct.