MODESTO, Calif., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The E. & J. Gallo Winery was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Procurement Leaders, a global network serving procurement and supply chain executives representing more than 650 major corporations.
Gallo was recognized for its cross-functional Corporate Social Responsibility program, which is considered to be among the best in the world.
"We are honored to be recognized for our contributions towards more responsible energy usage," said Rob Donoho, Vice President Global Sourcing E. & J. Gallo Winery. He added, "Being a family-owned company, we have a long legacy of sustainable practices, from our vineyard operations through production and distribution of our products."
The Winery's sustainability program was acknowledged for its consistent contribution to producing positive impacts on the environment through better energy and water management practices. In recent years, E. & J. Gallo Winery has reduced its energy consumption by 10% while supporting substantial increases in sales volume. This is a result of cross-functional collaboration between operations, engineering and finance within Gallo along with outside partnerships with key energy providers. Since 2010, Gallo has installed 2.1 megawatts of energy production through solar installations and waste recovery programs.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Established in 1933 in Modesto, California, by Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery has become the world's largest winery and the foremost winery in the art of grape growing, winemaking, distribution and marketing of wines. With nine wineries strategically located in wine regions in both California and Washington and access to grapes from vineyards in all of the premier grape-growing areas of both states, Gallo produces wines in every category, to suit every taste. In addition, Gallo imports wines from fourteen wineries around the world. Some of the brands in Gallo's wine portfolio include Gallo Family Vineyards, Barefoot Cellars, Apothic, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Ranch, Bridlewood, Mirassou Vineyards, Frei Brothers Reserve, William Hill Estate, Edna Valley Vineyard, Columbia Winery, Martín Códax, Brancaia, LaMarca and Ecco Domani. The Winery is also expanding its portfolio with distilled spirits and has recently added New Amsterdam Gin, New Amsterdam Vodka, Familia Camarena Tequila and Shellback Rum.
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