Members and Preliminary Members report against specific Entwine Australia Indicators when they join the scheme and each year as part of the online membership renewal process.
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.
There are several reasons for collection and reporting of environmental indicator data through Entwine. These include:
- Provision of regional, state and national averages to inform research and extension activities
- Keeping a historical record of the industry’s environmental inputs/outputs
- Providing business with a means to understand their environmental impact through annual comparison of their inputs/outputs.
- Providing measurements for businesses to assist with continuous improvement.
The main Entwine Australia indicators for vineyards include:
- Tonnes of grapes produced (T)
- Area under vine, excluding headlands (ha)
- Electricity purchased (kWh)
- Total water use (ML)
- Total nitrogen applied (kg)
- Total petrol use (L)
- Total diesel use (L)
- Total LPG use (L)
- Vineyard cover crop type and coverage (ha)
- Area of land contributed to in maintaining or reintroducing biodiversity (Ha)
- Main irrigation system used (e.g. drip, overhead, undervine sprinkler, flood)
- Irrigation water source
The main Entwine Australia indicators for wineries include:
- Tonnes of grapes crushed (T)
- Winemaking processing & packaging volumes (kL)
- Total winery water use (kL)
- Total wastewater and liquid waste generated (kL)
- Winery wastewater produced (kL)
- Total solid waste produced (T)
- Total solid waste to landfill (T)
- Total Electricity used (kWh)
- Total Natural gas used (GJ)
- Total Petrol used (L)
- Total Diesel used (L)
- Total LPG used (L)
- Area of land contributed to in maintaining or reintroducing biodiversity (ha)
All information provided to the AWRI is confidential and used to show aggregated trends as opposed to an individual operator’s information. By collecting this information the AWRI is able to assess the industry’s environmental trends against previous years and other industries.