Tuesday, 06 February 2024 16:25

Sustainability Success

Written by  Staff Reporters
Sion Barnsley and Belinda Jackson Sion Barnsley and Belinda Jackson

Taking two sustainability awards at two events on a single evening felt like "true recognition" of the work Lawson's Dry Hills has done for more than a decade, says General Manager Sion Barnsley.

"It's just what we do."

Late last year the Marlborough wine company was awarded a commendation at the Sustainable Business Awards in the category of Climate Action Leader, then took the Excellence in Sustainability Award at the New Zealand International Business Awards.

The Sustainable Business Awards are open to any company in New Zealand, spanning sectors from food and beverage to education and energy.

There were nine finalists in the Climate Action Leader category, which was awarded to Ecotricity, with Lawson's Dry Hills receiving the commendation as runner up at the Auckland celebration.

The Lawson's team then whisked off to a black-tie event at Auckland's Viaduct for The New Zealand International Business Awards, run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

The Excellence in Sustainability Award, sponsored by Kiwibank, recognised organisations that embed sustainability into the fabric of their business, achieving international growth while having a positive impact on people and the planet.

"Lawson's Dry Hills Wines are leaders of sustainability in their industry and it makes them stand out from the pack," judges said.

"Sustainability is clearly embedded throughout the business. The company demonstrated clear maturity and understanding of the different drivers of verification and certification. Lawson's Dry Hills knew what they were doing and they did it for the industry."

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