Freixenet celebrates 20 years as a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact

  • The wine company presents a new report on the Progress of the United Nations Global Compact, an organization of which it has been a member since 2002
  • The winery reaffirms its commitment to the 2030 Agenda and to the performance of the Sustainable Development Goals

Freixenet Group, world leader in the market for quality sparkling wines, celebrates its 20th anniversary as a founding member of the United Nations Global Compact after joining the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact in 2002. Likewise, the company, which was the The first wine group to adhere to the Pact in the national territory, has published its progress report for 2021, thus reaffirming its commitment to one of the world’s leading initiatives in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development.

In the words of Pedro Ferrer, Vice President and CEO of the Freixenet Group, “it is a pleasure for all of us to be able to present, once again, the new Progress Report of the United Nations Global Compact”. “Since 2002, and on the occasion of the celebration of our 20th anniversary as founding partner of the project, the Freixenet Group has periodically renewed its participation in one of the most important initiatives in terms of CSR at a global level, as well as our commitment to the principles of this pact and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”, adds Ferrer.

After a year marked by the recovery from the pandemic, the Freixenet Group has continued to work on its firm commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development. Through its participation in environmental initiatives -such as the pilot project for the transport of goods by rail with INNOVI and CIMALSA-, and solidarity initiatives -such as the collaboration with the Spanish Federation of Food Banks to help those affected by the volcano of La Palma de Gran Canaria-, the company is aligned with a series of SDGs (#2, #3, #6, #7, #8, #9, #12, #13, #15, #16 and #17), according to its type of activity.

Gloria Martí, Sustainability Officer of the Freixenet Group, explains that “the company has a strong commitment to the 2030 Agenda, as well as to the SDGs in all areas, that is, environmental, social and governance”. The commitment extends to all stakeholders and throughout the chain of employees, consumers, customers, business partners and suppliers with whom the company works. In the environmental part, Martí comments that “Freixenet’s progress reports for the Global Compact during these two decades show the great evolution of the company in terms of reducing CO2 emissions, waste generation and water and energy consumption”.

In this sense, and with the aim of continuing to work on improving ESG policies that offer the best version of the company, the Freixenet Group carries out a great deal of sustainable awareness raising among its employees. For this reason, the company has implemented organizational strategies, digitization and development of talent retention and recruitment programs to educate the company’s different stakeholders in matters of social responsibility.