Sustainable Winegrowing NZ (SWNZ) has partnered with The NZ Sustainability Dashboard to enhance sustainability data collection, analysis and communication in the wine industry.
SWNZ members report their progress each year through a scorecard. In return, annual benchmarking reports are sent to all growers as well as monthly in-season reports. Wineries also receive individualised reports on their energy and water use.
The reports provide a basis for tracking performance and improvement. They also help the industry and individual members share their environmental story with integrity.
15,800 individualised benchmarking reports were issued in 2016. Ninety four per cent of respondents in a survey found the reports helpful for comparing their practices with regional benchmarks.
Sustainable Winegrowing NZ and The NZ Sustainability Dashboard are finalists in the Communicating for Change category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.