Sustainable consumption is only possible if sustainable products are offered

The demand for environmentally friendly and sustainably produced food is constantly increasing, especially in the food sector. This is not only due to increased environmental awareness, but also to the interest in healthy products. The FAIR’N GREEN label provides consumers with guidance so that they can make a conscious decision in favour of sustainably produced products. Our aim is to certify other agricultural products in addition to wine and fruit and thus make a contribution to future-orientated food production and agriculture. Your benefits when you buy FAIR’N GREEN certified products are In our wine shop you will also find various wines that promote species conservation projects. For every bottle of these wines sold, 1 euro goes directly to species conservation. The commitment of winegrowers to endangered and threatened species is thus supported locally.

Sustainability from the vine to the glass

FAIR’N GREEN is a modern and dynamic certification standard standard that was developed for viticulture. In addition to thekey environmental aspects, the underlying system also covers economic and social issues as well as all aspects of the value chain.

The catalogue of criteria is regularly scrutinised and adapted by a scientific advisory board. New aspects arising from the social discourse are continuously integrated. In this way, the system is constantly evolving! In this way, the system is constantly evolving!

To be successfully certified, a winery must fulfil demanding criteria from the outset.

The certification catalogue for wineries, for example, includes over 220 criteriaand covers areas such as sustainable business management and compliance with environmental and and social standards.

The wineries pledge themselves to preserving cultural landscapes and to a commitment to biodiversity and species conservation. Numerous aspects of the value chains are also scrutinised and checked.

Each company commits to continuously improve its sustainability performance. This is monitored and documented annually through audits and on-site visits.

The companies are committed to social engagement and respectful cooperation, as well as fair pay for seasonal workers and harvest labourers.

Did you know ...?
Based in Germany, FAIR'N GREEN is already present in many European countries and in Israel.

Guidance & support in all aspects of sustainability

Only companies that take all aspects into account and pass a further, independent inspection by GUTcert (a company specialising in environmental audits) are allowed to carry the certificate.

By commiting to continuous annual optimisation and constant engagement for sustainability, FAIR’N GREEN becomes a way of life and work.

We have high expectations of our member companies. We therefore provide them with comprehensive advice and support: we draw up sustainability reports and environmental footprint reports, calculate the CO2-footprint and recommend further development steps.

  • Promotion of biodiversity and species protection on all vineyards
  • Improving soil quality
  • Opportunities to reduce energy consumption in the winery
  • Opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions that have a direct positive impact on the climate

Employees are always actively involved in the further development of a business. This makes our consulting approach partnership-based, individualised and comprehensive.

Fair working conditions

A key component of the certification system is fair working conditions, which are analysed with regard to the following aspects:

FAIR’N GREEN companies invest in the training and further education of their staff in order to optimally utilise potential work together with their employees to shape operational processes and take are open to suggestions for improvement.

Inclusion and integration are a given and an enrichment for society and employers alike.

Social commitment takes place in regional projects that pursue environmental, cultural or social goals and thus significantly characterise cooperation at a local level.

Did you know ...?
Thanks to its holistic, sustainable approach, FAIR'N GREEN stands for socially responsible food and beverages


Sustainability beyond the winery

For us, holistic sustainability means extending the FAIR’N GREEN certification to value chain partners, e.g. label manufacturers, cork processors and specialised wine merchants.

This means that individual production stages can also be organised sustainably: Both partners in the upstream stages, such as suppliers and packaging manufacturers, and in the downstream stages, such as transport, distribution and retail, are checked for their commitment to sustainability.

This allows us to offer a product that meets the highest sustainability standards at all levels in the long term and can rightly call itself “holistically sustainable”!

Find out more about the FAIR’N GREEN Certified Partners here.

Biodiversity and species conservation go hand in hand

Species conservation is particularly important to us. We are currently developing new projects to specifically protect native species from extinction in wine-growing regions whose habitats often overlap with vineyards.

Fallow land, orchards and individual structural elements of the landscape, such as trees or piles of stones, preserve the habitats.

Together with Hochschule Geisenheim University, we initiate targeted projects to create optimal living conditions for a high level of biodiversity in agriculture and to maintain this in the long term!

Find out more about AmBiTo, our Germany-wide project to strengthen biodiversity in viticulture.

Did you know ...?
Regional species protection concepts adapted to target species support the entire symbiotic community within the wine-growing landscape and promote biodiversity.