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First Certified 2019

1. Measure
To become Climate Neutral Certified, Protector Cellars has measured the greenhouse gases it emitted when making and delivering products to its customers.

2. Offset
Its carbon footprint of 45 metric tonnes of CO2e has been fully offset.

3. Reduce
The company is implementing plans to reduce its footprint in 2020.

Climate Neutral Certified Badge
1

Measure

Protector Cellars used 2019 operational data to estimate its carbon footprint for the year:

Direct Emissions Ⓘ

Direct Emissions

Emissions from fossil fuels and refrigerants used in company buildings, fleets, and equipment.

tCO2e
Indirect Emissions Ⓘ

Indirect Emissions

Emissions from the electricity, and sometimes steam and cold water, used in company facilities.

tCO2e
Supply Chain Emissions Ⓘ

Supply Chain Emissions

Emissions from raw materials, manufacturing, shipping, air travel, and other activities in the supply chain.

tCO2e
Total 2019 Carbon Footprint Ⓘ

Total Carbon Footprint

The sum of all product materials, manufacturing, use, and end of life emissions.

45

tCO2e
2

Offset

The entire carbon footprint was offset using verified carbon credits.
Carbon Credits for 2019
45
tCO2e
Total 2019 Investment in Carbon Credits

Protector Cellars's credits came from:

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Waste
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Water
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Forests

45

tCO2e
2019
Emission Offsets

45

tCO2e
Lifetime Total
Emission Offsets
3

Reduce

Protector Cellars is implementing a Reduction Action Plan to reduce emissions from within its own operations and supply chain.

  • Replace high carbon-footprint glass bottles with aluminum cans.

  • Exclusively source grapes from vineyards with sustainability certifications to reduce farming emissions.

  • Implement minimum shipment size of 3 liters for DTC orders to reduce downstream transportation emissions.

Other Sustainability Notes

Protector Cellars is the world’s first climate positive winery, giving new meaning to the phrase: Drink Responsibly. Our mission is to give wine drinkers an environmentally responsible option that will help preserve the world’s winegrowing regions in the face of climate change. By examining every part of the wine production process, we are able to make choices that result in the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions, even if these decisions break with industry norms. We then go beyond offsetting our carbon footprint to have a net positive impact on the environment every time our wines are purchased.

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