Carbon Footprint

Winery Members report their Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions footprints when they join the scheme and each year as part of the online membership renewal process.
It is not necessary to report on Scope 3 emissions (see definitions below).

Vineyards are not required to report emissions as their footprints can be calculated from the indicator resource use reporting of nitrogen, fuels and electricity.

Carbon footprints can be calculated using the Australian Wine Carbon Calculator.

Reporting is based on annual figures and must take into account the previous full financial year’s data. Only activities directly related to winemaking/vineyard activities should be included. Accurate estimates of data will be acceptable.

Scope 1 – Direct emissions

Direct emissions are those that arise from within the bounds of your operation. These include fuel use, energy use, manufacturing process activity, or on-site waste disposal.

Scope 2 – Indirect emissions from electricity consumption

Indirect emissions are those that occur in the wider economy as a consequence of an organisation’s activity. The most important indirect emissions come from electricity use.

Scope 3 – Other indirect emissions

Indirect emissions from other sources include the manufacture and disposal of packaging, transport, and the sale and consumption of wine. Packaging is one of the most significant contributors to the wine industry’s carbon footprint of wine.