BIO Web Conf.
Volume 12, 201941st World Congress of Vine and Wine
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Economy and Law|
|Published online||19 February 2019|
Sustainability evaluation of a Portuguese “terroir” wine
1 LEPABE, Faculty of Engineering-University of Porto (FEUP), R. Dr. Roberto Frias S/N, 4200–465 Porto, Portugal
2 Sogrape Vinhos, S.A., Rua 5 de Outubro 4527, 4430–852 Avintes, Portugal
3 CIETI, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), R. Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431, 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
The challenges of sustainability are transversal to all human activities, and the wine sector has its own role to play in the march for a more sustainable development. The proper definition of the most adequate measures and/or policies must be based on an objective and quantitative evaluation of the sustainability of a product or process. In this work the sustainability of a “terroir” wine is assessed taking into account its life cycle and using the following indicators: carbon and water footprint, material intensity, solid waste generated, worker turnover rate, investment in H&S training and EBITDA. All indicators are expressed per functional unit of 0.75 L of wine. The evaluation used data from the company complemented with data/information from the literature or life cycle inventory databases. To account for climatic variability, data from three consecutive years was used. Average values of 3.51 kgCO2eq and 481.4 L per functional unit were obtained for the carbon and water footprint respectively, both values within the range of values reported in the literature.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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