Boutinot is a leading global wine producer and distributor working in partnership with growers in Italy and France and with wholly-owned vineyards and wineries in the Southern Rhône, South Africa, New Zealand and England. From humble beginnings in Manchester 43 years ago, we are now a global wine business representing over 200 quality producers.
Carbon footprint reduction
Our scope 1 and 2 emissions are reported through the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) and we are setting targets for reduction through the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
We have appointed energy and low carbon specialists Envantage to calculate our Scope 3 emissions, and will set reduction targets in 2024 once this has been measured.
Use of renewable energy
100% of our head office electricity comes from renewable sources.
Waste management & recycling
We are committed to reducing waste and improving our recycling rates. We recycle plastic, glass, paper, metal and food at our head office, which is a zero waste to landfill site.
NPD & packaging
We are working with our suppliers to find lower carbon packaging initiatives, as well as measuring our own-production wine average still bottle weight so that we can set targets to ensure it is below 420g by 2026.
Staff welfare & progression
The happiness and welfare of our employees is very important to us and we have many initiatives in place to help make work a happy place to be. We have a workplace gym, private healthcare scheme, enhanced maternity / paternity policy, holiday purchase scheme, employee kitchen, dining area and garden, as well as free fruit, to help ensure our colleagues are as healthy as possible. We run WSET courses for employees and customers at our head office. We offer flexible hybrid working conditions helping to reduce our commuting impact. We introduced a bike to work scheme in 2019 and have bike sheds and showers installed at our head office. We introduced a salary sacrifice electric car scheme in 2020 to make electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for our employees and we have installed electric charging points at head office. We have implemented policies to cover Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Drugs & Alcohol, Working with Alcohol, hybrid working, to name but a few.
Community focused activities
We support The Wellspring, a homeless charity in Stockport, as well as Action against Hunger through our London office and Henners. In South Africa we support two charities that upskill farm workers, as well as contributing to a soup kitchen in rural Paarl.
Encouraging sustainability among supply chain partners
We are in the process of measuring our scope 3 carbon emissions. From this we will be setting targets for our key emission hotspots, working with suppliers to ensure that there are robust plans in place to improve sustainability.
Responsible portfolio sourcing
We conduct an ongoing audit of our producer portfolio to calculate which have third party sustainability certificates, and which are working towards accreditation. We are also developing a sustainability rating for our producers to ensure that we capture great initiatives outside of the third-party certification schemes.
Once we have completed our scope 1,2 and 3 carbon footprint calculations for the 2023 financial year, we will be setting targets to reduce our impact, and developing an impact report to share our commitments.