Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) is a unique coalition – the only global, independent roundtable to include the whole value chain.
SWR catalyses and drives collective action and knowledge sharing. Whether you are a producer, distributor, retailer, a logistics partner or a researcher, take your place at the table.
Working together, we are developing practical tools which include a global sustainability reference standard.
SWR is also working with members across the wine industry to develop collaborative action and tools on areas such as vineyard chemistry, labour standards, packaging and bottle weight and low carbon logistics.
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What will the SWR do?
- Lead the development of SWR Global Sustainability Reference Standard
- Enable collective action across the wine value chain to develop tools and best practice
- Provide a platform for dialogue, advocacy, collaboration and active problem sharing
- Create and facilitate technical working groups on critical issues
- Enable information sharing through discussion and networking
- Research into current and emerging areas of sustainability risk and opportunity
Energy & water conservation
50 pioneering Founding Members with a significant commitment to sustainability laid the groundwork of the SWR in 2021. Today our members make more than 70 wine businesses, academic institutions and NGOs.
They represent a true cross section of the global wine industry by sector and geography.
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The Leadership Committee is responsible for ensuring the SWR delivers against its Mission, Purpose and Objectives and providing oversight on the governance, financial budget, and delivery of strategy.
Our Leadership Committee Members:
Richard Bampfield MW (UK)
Dom de Ville, The Wine Society (UK)
Will Drayton, Treasury Wine Estates (USA)
Marcus Ihre, Systembolaget (Sweden)
Katie Pease, Sustainable Winegrowing British Columbia (Canada)
Stefano Stefanucci, EQUALITAS (Italy)
James Streeter, SWR (Chair to Leadership Committee) (UK)
Marta Juega Rivera, Alliance Wine (Spain)
Andrés Valero, Grupo Avinea (Argentina)
Membership Engagement Group
The SWR Membership Engagement Group (MEG) is an active working group that engages members at a detailed level across the entire membership.
Participants have the opportunity to engage with members on key issues as directed by the Leadership Committee.
The MEG provides information, solutions and feedback to the Board.
Co-chairs of the MEG:
Sally Evans (Château George 7), Tom Owtram (Operations and Partnerships Manager)
SWR Operations Team
The SWR Operations Team underpins the day to day running of the SWR, with the key function being to develop and implement the strategy and operational plan.
Toby Webb, Executive Director
Tom Owtram, Operations and Partnerships Manager
James Streeter, Chairman of the Advisory Board
Dr. Peter Stanbury, Head of Research
Veronika Busel, Project Lead
Hanna Halmari, Editor of Sustainable Wine
Delaney Sheridan, Marketing and Communications Intern
We are delighted to partner with key individuals and representatives who bring deep knowledge in critical and emerging areas.
These expert advisors are invited to contribute when relevant issues arise:
Louise Doucet, Director Sustainability Advisory, ABN Amro Bank N.V
Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability, The Consumer Goods Forum
Caroline Hermann, MW
Etelle Higonnet, Senior Advisor, National Wildlife Federation
Dr. Greg Jones, CEO and Climatologist, Abacela Winery
Peter Lacy, Global Sustainability Services Lead & Chief Responsibility Officer, Accenture
Dr. Simon Lord, Independent Sustainability Advisor
Vidya Narasimhan, Independent Wine Consultant
Operational Plan - 2022 to 2023
Key areas of action for 2022/2023
Development of Global Reference Standard for sustainable wine
Global mapping and benchmarking of existing local and regional standards
Delivery of co-funded member driven projects
SWR Global Conference Series 2023
SWR Quarterly Live Panel Discussions
SWR Monthly Webinars
These areas of action are supported by the SWR Leadership Committee, Operations Team, Membership Engagement Group and from the ongoing support of Founding Members.