Wikispanishfood.com editorial team
Bodega Matarromera has shown its commitment once again to sustainability and the environment by joining the One Million Climate Commitments initiative, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (MAGRAMA) and ECODES.
At an event held at the Ministry, Matarromera received a distinction as one of the first five Spanish wineries to join the initiative, which aims to help mobilize the entire planet with a view to ensuring that the United Nations' 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), to be held in early December, is a success.
The plan, implemented by Matarromera since 2005, includes a series of measures such as ensuring that its wineries use an eco-efficient design, reducing energy dependence, calculating its carbon footprint, systematically treating waste, using grape byproducts, implementing organic production methods, and undertaking environmental R&D projects. Its headquarters, Bodega Emina, is energy efficient and uses renewable energies (biomass, photovoltaic and solar thermal), with the result that it is the first winery to apply end-to-end sustainable development principles and is an example of sustainable construction.
For these reasons it received the European Environment Award in 2012 from the European Commission via Entorno Foundation.