CSR Statement - The Lane Vineyard
 

CSR Statement

OUR COMMITMENT

What is corporate social responsibility?

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy outlines our efforts to give back to the world as it gives to us.

 

Scope

This policy applies to all areas of The Lane – viticulture, winemaking, farming, food production, hospitality, administration, logistics and executive management.

 

Policy elements

We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

The Lane’s social responsibility falls under two categories: compliance and initiative.

Compliance refers to The Lane’s commitment to upholding the law and willingness to observe community values.

Initiatives are to help communities and protect our natural environment.

 

Compliance

 

Legality

The Lane Vineyard will:

  • Respect the law
  • Honour its internal policies
  • Ensure that all its business operations are legitimate
  • Keep every partnership and collaboration open and transparent

 

Business ethics

We’ll always conduct business with integrity, respect and inclusiveness. We’ll promote:

  • Safety and fair dealing
  • Respect toward the consumer

 

Examples of Corporate Social Responsibility

 

Protecting the environment

The Lane Vineyard recognizes the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. We’ll always follow best practices when disposing of waste and using chemical substances. Stewardship will also play an important role.

 

Protecting people and our environment

We’ll ensure that we:

  • Don’t risk the health and safety of our employees and community.
  • Avoid harming the lives and habitats of native species – both flora and fauna.
  • Support diversity and inclusion.

 

Human rights

Our company is dedicated to protecting human rights. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and will abide by all fair labour practices. We’ll ensure that our activities do not directly or indirectly violate human rights in any way.

 

Initiatives

 

Donations and aid

The Lane Vineyard may preserve a budget to make monetary or wine product donations. These donations will aim to:

  • Advance awareness of sustainable food and wine production / reduce food miles / promote seasonal cycles.
  • Contribute to environmental preservation and revegetation programs (improving and giving back to the land to restore to full health)
  • Clearing waterways, removing pests (flora and fauna)
  • Assist those in need
  • Support efforts to improve the sustainability and viability of our industry

 

Volunteering

Our company will encourage its employees to volunteer. They can volunteer through programs organized internally or externally. Our company may sponsor events from other organizations.

 

Preserving the environment

Apart from legal obligations, The Lane Vineyard will undertake initiatives to protect the environment. Activities include:

  • Recycling and composting
  • Conserving and generating renewable energy
  • Championing sustainable wine growing practices
  • Using environmentally-friendly technologies and viticultural techniques
  • Growing our own produce and reducing food miles in our restaurant whenever and wherever possible

 

Supporting the community

Our company may initiate and support community investment and educational programs. For example, it may begin partnerships with vendors to promote local prosperity. It can provide support to non-profit organizations or movements to promote cultural and economic development of global and local communities.

 

Learning

We will actively invest in R&D. We will be open to suggestions and listen carefully to ideas. Our company will try to continuously improve the way it operates.