Here at Grape Passions, we feel it is important that we do what we can to preserve the environment that produces our incredible wines and champagnes.
By the nature of the business there will always be a certain amount of packaging required to ensure goods are sent out to our customers in the best possible condition, however we endeavor to re-use boxes where possible, and recycle all our cardboard, plastics and glass. All invoices and statements are now sent out via email unless customers specifically request paper copies. All customers also have the facility to view their statements and purchase history online, further reducing the need to print information.
We operate a very efficient transport schedule, retaining control with our own drivers and vehicles from our warehousing and offices which are located in a newly built business park, with excellent access to the road networks. The high energy efficient warehouse is particularly well insulated and all our goods are stored in a thermostatically controlled area, keeping energy consumption as low as possible. In consideration of the environment we have also switched our Italian imports from road to rail, helping to significantly reduce C02 emissions.
We have been corporate members of the Essex Wildlife Trust since 2007 and are pleased to be giving something back to our local environment and supporting the beautiful Essex wildlife.
Our commitment to the environment is ongoing and we continually review our systems and do what we can to operate in the most environmentally friendly and responsible way.