Delta Consultants Provides Sustainable Winegrowing Audits
SAN FRANCISCO. August 20, 2010 - Delta Consultants now provides third-party verification audits for Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW-Certified) practices. As one of the first companies to provide CCSW-Certified audits, Delta maintains three CCSW-Certified accredited auditors certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA).
Delta auditors assist wineries and vineyards to achieve CCSW-Certified status by verifying existing practices or helping to establish standards that promote long term sustainability of the California wine industry.
"In our view, incorporating sustainability into daily operations is not about altering the operational structure of a business," says Garrett Griffiths, CCSW-Certified accredited auditor. "Nor should sustainability be considered an add-on, new department, or new initiative. Sustainability is about understanding your operation's impact on society and the environment, and appropriately integrating these considerations into routine business decision-making.
"Furthermore, today's consumers are acutely conscious of how their purchases impact the environment and are increasingly likely to spend their dollars on products produced by socially responsible organizations."
CSWA members desiring certification as a sustainable wine growing operation are required to complete a series of self-audits developed by the CSWA, and then have them assessed by third-party CCSW-Certified accredited auditors.
Delta is a pioneer in beverage industry environmental standards. As a founding member and facilitator of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER), Delta works with global companies to advance the standing of the beverage industry in the realm of environmental stewardship. In addition, Delta has presented testimony on behalf of beverage industry leaders to the U.S. House of Representatives Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, and has recently led the completion of the Beverage Industry Sector Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (Sector Guidance), Version 2.0.
Delta is a full-service, global consulting firm providing innovative and sustainable environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions for multinational clients. As an Oranjewoud N.V. Company, Delta, together with Oranjewoud, offers the resources of more than 3,700 employees. In addition, Delta provides the diversity, strength, and global capacity of over 4,800 consultants in 165 offices on 6 continents through the Inogen Environmental Alliance.
Oranjewoud N.V. provides high quality services in the fields of infrastructure, environmental, water, safety, sport and leisure, urban development and spatial planning. Headquartered in The Netherlands. Oranjewoud N.V. is listed on the Euronext market in Amsterdam.