At the core of our approach to corporate social responsibility is how we work in partnership to address four priorities: employee wellbeing; environment and sustainability; alcohol and responsibility; and charitable giving.
Environment and Sustainability
We have seen first-hand the pressures of climate change in vineyards and olive groves. As a business, we are committed to curbing the effects of climate change to help ensure the sustainability of the global wine industry and have been certified carbon neutral since 2014.
The transportation of every bottle we deliver is also carbon neutral, as we off-set all emissions from the cellar door to our customers’ door and we have been affiliated with the Sustainable Restaurant Association since 2015.
It is important that everyone working for Liberty Wines feels happy and valued in the workplace. We invest in training for the personal and professional development of our employees across the company. This includes wine education qualifications through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (of which we are a patron) and Institute of Masters of Wine, and also language classes. In addition, we subsidise weekly Pilates classes, we promote the Cycle to Work scheme and we have weekly deliveries of fresh fruit and vegetables from a local supplier for employees to benefit from.
Alcohol and Responsibility
Our wines and other alcoholic beverages are enjoyed responsibly every day both on-premise and in homes across the U.K. However, as a responsible importer and wholesaler of wine we believe we have a role to play in tackling alcohol misuse. We are a patron of Drinkaware, a charity that aims to reduce alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking, and a signatory to The Portman Group code. We market and promote our products responsibly, adhering to the spirit as well as the letter of marketing codes and regulations.
Liberty Wines is a patron of the drinks industry charity, The Benevolent, who are committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable people from the UK drinks industry. We also raise money through charity lunches and other foodie-based functions in the office. Charities that have benefited include The Felix Project, a food redistribution charity in west London, and Crisis, the national charity for homeless people.