Resource Management

Sustainability: commitments

Sustainability: commitments

Rational and responsible production are not only compatible but also mean better quality products. This has always been our goal: to produce ever-better wines and olive oils that are increasingly authentic and unique, protecting the natural and human resources essential to their quality and continuity.

In the agricultural sector, production methods are crucial to soil quality and fertility, the vineyard’s capacity to benefit from natural protection and, consequently, the quality of the grapes, olives, wines and olive oils produced.

Rational and responsible production depends much on our company’s culture of asking questions and finding the best answers, whether it is the type of agriculture employed, the materials chosen for packaging, the amount and type of resources used, waste management and, importantly, in the dealings with the people involved with our company.

Our commitment to quality and responsibility is founded on the concept of sustainability.

We understand sustainability to be Esporão’s ability to create long-term wealth without harming what belongs to everyone and that which is not renewable, as well as not restricting people’s capacity to develop their potential and achieve their ambitions.

We understand wealth creation to be the distribution of wealth to our staff and shareholders, support for local communities, the preservation of natural and historical heritage, as well as support for culture and education.

Our concept of sustainability rests on three key cornerstones: Social, Environmental, Economic

The ongoing challenge facing us is maintaining a balance between the three.

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As part of our continuing commitment to quality and responsibility, Esporão has developed an integrated management policy via which the company is committed to:

  • Contributing its experience and knowledge to find systems, processes and products that improve the quality of its activities, limiting the environmental impact of its production and the provision of its wine tourism services, reducing risks to its workers, equipment and premises in the process.
  • Making every effort to prevent pollution, limit any impact upon the environment and local community within which the company operates. Fulfilling legal requirements is one of the company’s priorities, as is preserving resources, as much as possible, particularly scarce and non-renewable ones, assessing, whenever possible, the environmental effects of any significant development and adjusting the company’s plans in accordance with environmental impact.
  • Continuously maintaining and developing an effective system of IMS indicators that will be shared and analysed with all its members, key aspects of the implementation of the abovementioned policy.
  • Requesting all members, suppliers and customers for their active, systematic and considered involvement in the company’s activities.
  • Implementing good management practices in relation to quality, environment and safety, such as the requirements defined by the Standards NP EN ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems and NP ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems, aiming for an ongoing achievement of NP 4397 standards – Health and Safety at Work Management Systems, FSC – Chain of Responsibilities Certification and ISO 50001 – Energy Management Systems, as well as other standards the company adheres to, directives and/or regulations published that contribute to the continuous improvement of its Integrated Management System (IMS).