Our sustainability initiatives
Awarded 2018 Global Compact LEAD company by the UN
We make our home in some of Australia’s most iconic wine regions, and Jacob’s Creek has always been committed to preserving the land where we grow our grapes; from protecting the banks of our namesake creek and its native species, to putting in place sustainability measures for our vineyards and how our wines are bottled and distributed.
After all, the history of Jacob’s Creek is tied to our environment, ever since William Jacob built his family cottage on its sandy banks in 1840, and several years later, when founder Johann Gramp set up the first commercial vineyard along its surrounding hills.
And so we’re honoured that our commitment and initiatives (under our parent company Pernod Ricard) have been internationally recognised by the United Nations, and named 2018 Global Compact LEAD Company for our efforts towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and its principles for responsible business.
It’s an achievement that we’re very proud of and will continue to uphold with our work. We’re improving native aquatic life along Jacob’s Creek and becoming part of local sustainability initiatives in the Barossa like the Creating Resilient Landscapes group, and work closely with The Natural Resource Management Board on the removal of invasive plants and restoring native vegetation across the region.
From our local growers to our chief winemaker, we truly believe that when you pour a glass of our wine, you can almost hear our creek trickling in every drop - and we’re here to make sure it continues to flow for many more years to come.