Vivid - Bibendum's Environmental Team
Environmental policies that are bright, clear & distinct
Founded in 2008, and drawing on expertise from across the business, this internal team works with customers, suppliers and partners to promote sustainable practices in all aspects of wine distribution.
The Vivid Ethos
We inspire and promote mindful ways of doing business, from grape to glass, and are committed to a process of continual improvement; for our people, for our product and for our planet.
This isn’t about ‘green washing’, and we don’t expect to get it right first time. It’s about striving to improve our day-to-day processes, and constantly asking ourselves: ‘is there a way we can do this better?’
We want the Vivid ethos to become inherent in everything we do.
The three pillars of Vivid
We divide our efforts between the three main areas of our business; our product, our office, and our operations.
Our Product: we work with producers who share our beliefs and adhere to sustainable methods in the vineyard and winery. Practices include organic and biodynamic viticulture, ISO 14001 certification, carbon emission reduction, water management, waste reduction and recycling, and ethical working conditions. See our full list of certified organic and biodynamic producers here.
Our office: we have switched to LED motion-activated lights, only use our heating and cooling systems when necessary, and recycle over 90% of our waste. Between October 2018 and October 2019 we saved 201 trees with our recycling efforts, and our contact centre in Bristol is entirely paperless. We reuse packaging, wherever possible, when shipping from our office.
Our operations: we work closely with our shipping partners to cut emissions, including increasing the amount of wine shipped in bulk and bottled in the UK. We also work with our customers and logistics partners to reduce miles travelled by our delivery vans, ensuring that vehicles are as low emission as possible.
Accreditations & Recognition
Bibendum is one of the few UK drinks businesses with ISO14001 accreditation, which we were awarded in 2011. It requires opting for energy efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable options throughout the supply chain, from buying through to distribution.
We won the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards three years running at the International Wine Challenge (2010, 2011 and 2012) and were also named Responsible/Sustainable Business of the Year at the 2012 Harpers Awards.
Matthew Clark Bibendum is Organic Licensed as an Importer by the Soil Association.
Keep an eye on our social media @bibendumwine pages for more information on our monthly focusses and initiatives. And let us know about your own sustainability initiatives using the hashtag #morethanourbottlesaregreen.
Together we can really make a difference!