13 Jul '11, 1am

Viña Concha y Toro becomes 'world's first' winery to measure #waterfootprint (via @businessgreen) #sustainability

Chilean wine producer Viña Concha y Toro has announced it has teamed up with local think tank Fundación Chile and NGO the Water Footprint Network to become the first winery in the world to measure the water footprint of the wine it produces. The company said the footprint, which was calculated using a methodology developed by the Water Footprint Network , showed that Viña Concha y Toro currently uses 40 per cent less water than the estimated average of the global industry to produce a glass of wine. FURTHER READING Using less water with Levi's latest jeans Scientists warn of drain on water technology R&D Significantly, the study also ascertained how the water footprint of each bottle of wine is distributed, revealing that 92 per cent of total water use comes from the grape production stage, while just eight per cent comes from wine-making and bottling. The company said its...

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