Our carbon footprint
We launched our first carbon assessment in the last quarter of 2021.
The result is clear, even with many actions taken to reduce our waste, to re-establish the reuse of bottles with as many partners as possible and while preserving biodiversity, our carbon footprint amounts to 504 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.Learn more about our carbon footprint
Before giving you more info on what we want to put in place. You have to go back to the basics.
CO2e or CO 2 equivalent is a unit of measurement created by the experts of the IPCC - the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They started from the observation that the different gases emitted by human activities do not have the same impact on the greenhouse effect and have a different lifetime in the atmosphere. This unit makes it possible to standardize and measure their effects on the climate.
To find out the CO2 emission equivalent of a greenhouse gas, multiply its emission by the global warming potential according to the desired period of time.
It sounds complicated, but it's actually very simple. We give you an example: the IPCC considers that methane has a global warming power 28 times higher on average than CO2 over 100 years. Each tonne of methane represents 28 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the greenhouse gas emissions balance sheets.
If you want to play a little with the data and understand how the C02e really works, ADEME has set up a tool to do your own calculations. If we take our carbon footprint, 504 tonnes of CO2e is equivalent to, for example, 988,235 vegetarian meals or 69,422 meals with beef. Yes, it makes you think...
To calculate your personal carbon footprint, Our Climate Actions offers a quick tool to raise awareness of the challenges of global warming.
Back on topic: Oé's carbon footprint.
What weighs the most on our balance sheet are our bottles, as a whole: from the glass (the container) to the wine itself. And the reuse of bottles, which you all know as “deposit”, is one of the solutions to drastically reduce our carbon footprint.
Do you know carbon neutrality? Well, that doesn't mean much. And it is partly the role that we give ourselves to raise awareness as much as possible about the weight of words to put all the cards in your hands to detect companies that are greenwashing.
Instead of “carbon neutrality”, it is better to speak rather of “carbon contribution”. With the team, that's what we want to do as much as possible. Everything that can be reduced, diminished, stopped: we do it.
Our desire is to become a regenerative company. This is what we are beginning to do thanks to our actions in the vineyards. We finance, through the Oé Program for biodiversity, the planting of hedges in agroforestry, the installation of nesting boxes in the surrounding vineyards and forests, the creation of sheepfolds in partnership with the Conservatoire d'Aquitaine, for example, with the aim of creating more value, preserving and regenerating resources, the more that we use.
With our partner SAMI , we have set ourselves a target of reducing our emissions by 4.2% to reach 312 tons of CO2e in 2030. It is mainly by adopting the reuse of bottles and the simplification of procedures that we will be able to achieve this. Then, we know that the transport of wines, their delivery and our premises also have a big impact on our carbon footprint.
To follow all this, we are relaunching a new report for the beginning of 2024. Enough to continue to go further in our approach and to further tighten the screws of our action plan.
We have the cards in hand to get there in any case: it's up to us!