E. & J. GALLO WINERY CONTINUES THEIR LEADERSHIP AND INNOVATION IN SUSTAINABILITY WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR 2023 ESG REPORT
MODESTO, Calif. April 20, 2023 – A longtime leader in sustainability, E. & J. Gallo Winery has released their annual sustainability report,which provides a detailed summary of the company’s environmental, social, and governance efforts over the past year.
Gallo maintains a longstanding belief that sustainability is the best approach to ensure that they protect the land for future generations, improve the quality of life for their employees, and enhance the communities in which they work and live. Gallo continues to take significant strides in their commitment towards being a corporate leader of environmental, social, and governance sustainability initiatives.
While Gallo’s sustainable efforts and inclusive mindset date back to its founding by Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933, the organization also has in place an Executive Sustainability Steering Committee to help drive and guide its direction into the future. The committee evaluates and recommends organizational goals that advance Gallo’s values, focus on diversity and inclusion, and overall sustainability within the Wine and Spirits industry.
Environmental Sustainability Innovations & Successes
Gallo remains dedicated to continuously improving the organization’s processes and sourcing strategies, reducing their carbon footprint, and preserving natural resources. Some of the recent successes highlighted in the 2023 ESG Report include:
Several environmental case studies are featured in the 2023 ESG Report from leading Gallo brands such as Talbott Vineyards and Starborough, as well as highlights on sustainable packaging efforts and Gallo’s recent opening of Halo Glass Recycling, a state-of-the-art glass processing facility in Modesto.
Commitment to Social Responsibility
Diversity and Inclusion continues to be a top priority for Gallo. The company maintains that their brands and workforce are committed to driving positive change within the industry moving forward.
“Through our wines and spirits, Gallo serves joy and connects with people across communities, cultures, and continents – from our employees to our consumers and all the partners in between,” said Stephanie Gallo, Chief Marketing Officer. “Every person is unique — just like every vineyard, every grape and every bottle of wine is unique. We embrace and celebrate the characteristics and experiences of each person. Diversity creates a stronger community, enriches our lives, and makes us a better company.”
Gallo’s Diversity & Inclusion Council serves as a critical driver of organizational change. This council of diverse, cross-functional, high performing individuals are working to set strategic action plans and accountabilities that successfully embed D&I into Gallo’s culture. The D&I Council continues to define Gallo’s D&I vision and expectations, as well as drive D&I learning, communication, and support within the organization.
Individually, brands like Barefoot, J Vineyards and Winery, E&J Brandy, Orin Swift, Liberty Creek, Alamos, and more have launched campaigns in support of diverse and inclusive organizations and initiatives. These case studies are outlined in the social section of the 2023 ESG Report.
For more information and to review Gallo’s 2023 ESG Report, visit gallo.com/responsibility.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned company and global wine and spirits industry leader. The hallmark of E. & J. Gallo Winery is their lasting commitment to sustainability and quality, and consistently providing wine and spirits for every occasion. Gallo’s range of offerings includes Apothic, Barefoot Wine, Black Box, J Vineyards and Winery, La Marca Prosecco, Orin Swift, New Amsterdam Vodka, RumChata, High Noon, along with partnerships with esteemed family-owned brands such as Allegrini, Argiano, The Dalmore, Diplomatico, Don Fulano, and Grupo Montenegro.