Fosterís EMEA is first wine producer to join WRAP

30 April, 2009

Fosterís EMEA is the first major wine producer to try and help formally in reducing the amount of packaging thrown away in the UK

Fosterís EMEA, the European, Middle East and African division of the Australian-based Fosterís Group, is the first wine company, to join the WRAPís (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Courtauld Commitment, the purpose of which is to reduced the amount of disgarded packaging.

Fosterís is to ship more wine in bulk and bottle in the UK. This is said to reduce CO2 emissions by 55%. More than 50% of containers are freighted by rail, which reduces the number of lorries on the road.

ďReducing green house emissions is a global priority for Fosterís, said Fosterís EMEA supply chain director Rob Hollis. We WRAP as instrumental in achieving our own environmental objectives and assisting the UK governmentto achieve its EU landfill and packaging directives.Ē

The Courtauld Commitment is a voluntary agreement between WRAP and 40 major UK grocery organisations that supports less packaging and food waste ending up in bins. In 2008 it led to zero growth in packaging desporte increases in sales and population.

Fosterís owns brands such as Wolf Balss, Lindemans, Penfolds, Rosemount and Beringer.

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