E. & J. GALLO WINERY WINS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
MODESTO, Calif. June 20, 2014 -- – E. & J. Gallo Winery was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Procurement Leaders, a global network serving procurement and supply chain executives representing more than 650 major corporations.
Gallo was recognized for its cross-functional Corporate Social Responsibility program, which is considered to be among the best in the world.
"We are honored to be recognized for our contributions towards more responsible energy usage," said Rob Donoho, Vice President Global Sourcing E. & J. Gallo Winery. He added, "Being a family-owned company, we have a long legacy of sustainable practices, from our vineyard operations through production and distribution of our products."
The Winery's sustainability program was acknowledged for its consistent contribution to producing positive impacts on the environment through better energy and water management practices. In recent years, E. & J. Gallo Winery has reduced its energy consumption by 10% while supporting substantial increases in sales volume. This is a result of cross functional collaboration between operations, engineering and finance within Gallo along with outside partnerships with key energy providers. Since 2010, Gallo has installed 2.1 megawatts of energy production through solar installations and waste recovery programs.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.
The Gallo portfolio is comprised of more than 80 unique brands, including Barefoot Cellars, Dark Horse, and Gallo Family Vineyards, as well as premium box wines The Naked Grape and Vin Vault. Premium offerings include Apothic, Carnivor, Columbia Winery, Ecco Domani, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Mirassou, Orin Swift, Souverain, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Brancaia, La Marca, Las Rocas, Martín Códax, Whitehaven, and LUX Wines, importers of Allegrini, Argiano, Jermann, Pieropan and Renato Ratti. Gallo Spirits offers New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin and E&J Brandy, in addition to imported Scotch whiskies from Whyte & Mackay, including The Dalmore, Jura Single Malt and John Barr Blended.