Sustaining our PlanetBlog Post By Linzi Gay
Think like a tree, act like a forest. As we kick off a new year, the team at Clif Family is considering how we can contribute to a healthier and more sustainable planet by Thinking Like a Tree and how we can encourage and support our community to Act Like a Forest. Trees run on renewable energy, recycle all waste and sustain and improve the places they grow.
This year, our team will focus on 4 key areas of sustainability across our business:
- Organic Food and Farming
- Sustainable Production
- Zero Waste Practices
- Conserving and Restoring our Natural Resources
In 2020, we were honored to receive the California Green Medal Award for Community. This award is given to the vineyard or winery that is a Good Neighbor & Employer using the most innovative practices that enhance relationships with employees, neighbors and communities. Each year, we want to build on that foundation and continue to enhance those programs and efforts for a greater impact.
Here are a few of the initiatives we are kicking off in 2022:
- Enhanced Certifications:
Napa Green has evolved their certification program to focus on climate action, regenerative farming, and social equity, justice and inclusion. Clif Family is finalizing our Napa Green certification to meet these new requirements.
In January, we kick off our journey toward B Corp certification, a certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental impact.
- Relaunch of our Community Service Program:
Our community service program took a bit of a hiatus as we all worked from home. We are kicking it back off in 2022 with 16 hours of paid community service time per employee and a total goal of 1250 community service hours from our team in 2022.
- A Path to Net Zero Emissions:
Aligned with science-based targets, our goal is to cut our carbon emissions in half by 2030. We have made a commitment with SME Climate Hub to position ourselves as a small business that can help deliver on larger climate goals.
We have our work cut out for us but we have a committed and dedicated team and we are all looking forward to prioritizing these sustainability goals in 2022 and beyond.
Check out our new Sustainability Video here.