Protecting natural resources
Every day, as we go about our activities and daily routines we produce carbon dioxide which is released into the atmosphere; our carbon footprint. Those gases with a greenhouse effect retain heat in the planet’s atmosphere, which in turn contributes to global warming and its detrimental effects to the environment, human and animal life. Reducing our carbon footprint is therefore imperative and the greenest way to live today.
In order to implement methods of farming to protect natural resources, the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation has recently calculated its carbon footprint created by the production of all its wines and olive oils.
This innovative project revealed that products from the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation have an environmental impact above or similar to wines and olive oils from various international regions.
The results identified improvement opportunities with both environmental and financial benefits, while making production management more sustainable.The carbon footprint of wines from the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation range from 1.0 to 1.6 kg CO2e/750ml bottle. These figures are in line with the available international guidelines, and show that EA and Foral de Évora ranges fall below benchmark carbon footprint levels. Carbon footprint figures for olive oils vary between 1.0 kg CO2e/bottle for 250 ml glass bottles, and 12.6 kg CO2e/bottle for 5 l PET containers.
These results were also in line with available international guidelines.