Sustainability

Viña Viu Manent  is a family-owned enterprise founded in 1935 and primarily dedicated to the production and sale of high-quality wines in Chile and abroad. Its winery and vineyards are located in the Colchagua Valley.

Viña Viu Manent bases its corporate objectives on Sustainability, Quality, Food Safety, and the Environment, which are recognized as strategic pillars and our philosophy of working as a way of ensuring our commitment to our community, customers, collaborators, and the sustainable development of our country.

We are committed to:

  1. Conducting our activities within the applicable regulatory frameworks as well as in accordance with the principles and agreements to which we have voluntarily subscribed.
  2. Promoting continuous improvement in managing the Sustainability and Quality of the company using indicators that allow us to evaluate, verify, and report on the fulfillment of our objectives and goals.
  3. Satisfying the expectations and requirements agreed upon with our customers in terms of quality, quantity, and opportunity.
  4. Complying with the obligation to produce wines under the Food Safety Standards in compliance with sectoral laws and our responsibility to our customers.
  5. Maintaining fair labor practices in a safe and healthy workplace environment.
  6. Encouraging the professional skills of our team, recognizing their strengths and abilities in their work, contributing with training and opportunities for professional growth within our company.
  7. Participating in multi-sectoral alliances to contribute to society through incentives such as knowledge management, innovation, social inclusion, environmental education, and biodiversity conservation.
  8. Acting within a framework of Social Responsibility in a manner that is consistent with corporate values, the Principles of the United Nations Global Compact, international standards, and the best practices of the industry.

The Viu Manent  Corporate Management Policy constitutes the framework of action for the productive process with the aim of adding and ensuring the maximum value to the Company.

 

JOSE MIGUEL VIU BOTTINI
CEO
– VIU MANENT

 

 

Reporte GRI 2012 (PA) 17-11-2016.2

Our second report makes public Viu Manent’s socially responsible management in the economic-financial, social, and environmental areas for the period of January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, by rigorously employing for the first time the methodology of the Third Generation (G3) Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

Viña Viu Manent will publish annual Sustainability Reports consistent with the principles of content and quality set forth in the Guide for Preparing Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reports, in accordance with the manual available for that purpose in www.globalreporting.org.

On October 17 , Viu Manent has succesfully applied to this certification and our wines are credited as “Sustainable Wine of Chile”.

Since 2012, Viu Manent is participating on the Sustainability Code program to obtain the Sustainability Code of the Wine Chilean Industry.

This certification meets the Green Area standards. The green stage is focused on the handling of natural resources, plagues in the vineyard, agrochemicals and industrial safety.

The Wines of Chile (WoC) Sustainability Code was developed specifically for the Chilean wine industry to set standards and provide a tool for measuring various sustainable practices throughout the entire winemaking value chain and comprises a set of initiatives and projects that aim to guide the industry toward sustainability, understood as the convergence of production processes that are environmentally friendly, socially equitable, and economically viable.

Thus, the Code addresses the wine sector’s needs for sustainable practices in three areas –Vineyard (Green Chapter), Winery (Red Chapter), and Community (Orange Chapter), and provides a Checklist of control points to be evaluated and a Manual with recommendations for each control point.

Although there are different ways to define Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we can summarize it as a means of doing business in a way that incorporates respect for ethical values, the people who form part of the organization, the neighboring communities, and the environment.

Viña Viu Manent’s implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility contributes to the sustainability of our company over the short, medium, and long terms. This implementation is verified biannually as part of the recertification process under the Chilean Wine Industry’s National Code of Sustainability.

 

Viu Manent invita a todos sus grupos de interés a revisar su Código de Ética y Conducta, el cual expone los principios relativos a la relación con sus trabajadores, clientes, proveedores, gobiernos, comunidad, medio ambiente. Invitando a que, como parte de una industria que busca diferenciarse, apliquen en sus propias operaciones los principios aquí expuestos.

El presente Código de Ética y Conducta aplica en todas las operaciones de Viu Manent, por lo que sus colaboradores deben conocerlo y cumplir con sus obligaciones.

Este Código no fue concebido para atender todas las situaciones posibles, ni como un compendio de todas las leyes, reglamentaciones y políticas que pudieran afectar a la Organización. Por lo tanto, bajo ninguna circunstancia debe entenderse que este Código reemplaza o deroga otras políticas y/o procedimientos internos, sino por el contrario se complementa y/o integra con ellos.