GB has reinforced its environmental credentials by receiving WCP certification for sustainability. GB is the first in Jerez and among the first eight in Spain to receive this certification, though the firm has long been concerned for the environment with its own 5+5 policy and previous contributions to the protection of the Coto Doñana.
WCP was born in 2011 out of the worries of various institutions and bodegas about the need to act in the face of climate change. WCP offers the first winery specific certification of environmental sustainability once a winery has met various criteria which include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, water management, waste reduction, energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. The certification is aligned with the Europe 2020 strategy and was established by the Federación Española del Vino (FEV) backed by the Asociación Española de Normalización (AENOR), a standardisation and certification organisation. If only more wineries would join up.