Soalheiro – a proactive and innovative producer concerning environment cares.
What initiatives have you at Soalheiro put in place to ensure your winery are run as sustainable as possible?
Soalheiro has economic, social and environment sustainability as one of the central values of the family and the team. It’s also a commitment the continuously improve of the Environmental and Food Safety Management System implemented in accordance with the NP EN ISO 22000 and NP EN 14000 standards and spread effectively to all the partners.
In complement of this certifications Soalheiro has organic certification in the vines of the family and has implemented and control the sustainable viticulture of the producer’s club responsible to increase the biodiversity of the Alvarinho terroirs, producing quality grapes in small areas of Monção and Melgaço, Minho and Vinho Verde.
Soalheiro is a very proactive and innovative producer concerning environment cares.
Different approaches are made to minimize the impact in the environment like the organic viticulture with biodynamic concepts implemented in the family vines that origin the Soalheiro Natural wines, or the global sustainable farming management of our producers club, teaching and spreading agricultural principles more environment adapted to protect the future of the quality and diversity of the grapes.
We also implement the Life-Cycle Assessment. Using the life-cycle approach in the production, the environmental performance is revealed for different environmental categories (for example, human health, climate change, ecosystem quality) and changes in the processes can be implemented towards the reduction of environmental impacts.
Soalheiro, despite the global environment strategy that makes effective the reduction of our carbon footprint per bottle, also try to offset footprint, neutralizing the emissions by protecting green areas that absorb carbon from the atmosphere, them the production of Bio Herbal Tea is a new reality in our company and also we maintain land areas from our propriety as forest, that makes a global contribution reducing carbon emissions and in consequence make a contribution to solve climate change.