Vivid - Bibendum's Environmental Team
Bibendum's Sustainability Pledge
Environmental policies that are bright, clear, and distinct
Founded in 2008, and drawing on expertise from across the business, our internal Vivid team works with customers, suppliers, and partners to promote sustainable practices in all aspects of wine distribution.
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.
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.
We have switched to LED motion-activated lights, only use our heating and cooling systems when necessary, and recylce 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.
We work closely with our shipping partners to cut emissions. 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!