Here at Grape Passions, we feel it is important to do what we can to preserve the environment that produces our incredible wines and champagnes.
We endeavor to re-use boxes where possible, and recycle all our cardboard, plastics and glass, whilst still ensuring that our packaging results in the safe arrival of your goods. All invoices and statements are now sent out via email, unless paper copies are specifically requested. All customers also have the facility to view their statements and purchase history online, further reducing the need to use paper.
We operate an incredibly 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 CO₂ emissions.
We have also been corporate members of the county’s leading conservation charity, the Essex Wildlife Trust, since 2007. This incredible charity protects over 8,400 acres of land, as well as educating people on conservation through their visitor centres and campaigns. We couldn’t be more 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.