On 4 November 2012, Yalumba Wine Company was awarded the Environment, Energy and Climate Action in Agribusiness Award at the NAB Agribusiness Awards for Excellence 2012.
The Award, sponsored by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia, recognises excellence in researching and developing new ways of managing and conserving the environment and energy reserves and responding to the risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate.
The Yalumba Wine Company has worked closely with the former Australian Greenhouse Office to develop an integrated emissions management program that spans the lifecycle of winemaking, including a lifecycle ‘carbon’ analysis tool.
Yalumba developed and implemented an innovative, eco-efficient winery and invested in the purchase of land specifically for the purpose of revegetation, carbon sequestration and conservation, recognised and influential leader in the agribusiness sector, boasting a well established history of active engagement with the wider community.
The Award supports the priorities and objectives of the department’s climate change programs and initiatives that are addressing climate variability, adaptation and lowering land sector greenhouse gas emissions.