Become a Member
Why Join IWCA
To drive change and raise awareness around climate change in the wine sector
To learn how to measure GHG emissions and have a roadmap for reducing them
To exchange knowledge with some of the world’s most innovative and sustainable wineries
To be part of a recognized global campaign of wineries "walking the walk" on climate change
What Sets Us Apart
We are more than just a certification.
We set a high bar.
We give wineries a voice.
We offer wineries the concrete tools to measure and reduce their GHG emissions, and we help connect committed wineries to each other and to other experts.
Our standards are rigorous and science-based. Membership in IWCA represents the gold standard of climate action in wine, recognition that extends beyond our industry. Our members, as part of IWCA, may also become members of the UN Race to Zero Campaign.
We are a member-powered organization that amplifies wineries as leaders of this global movement.
"Becoming part of the International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) community in 2021 has helped us focus and prioritize our plans and efforts, particularly with regards to greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutrality.
Working with like-minded wineries from around the globe, we learn from each other as we strive to reach the necessary milestones to build a better future for all."
LOUISA ROSE AND HEATHER FRASER
Winemakers & Sustainability Leaders
Hill-Smith Family Estates (South Australia)
IWCA's membership requirements keep us accountable to achieving ambitious and tangible impact.
We employ a three-tiered membership system that allows a diversity of wineries to join our movement.
We welcome any winery involved in the production process from grape-growing to bottling, large and small, from all parts of the world — including those who might be early in their sustainability journey but are committed to climate action.
You have completed a baseline GHG emissions inventory (inclusive of at least Scopes 1 and 2) and/or have a verifiable plan to complete a baseline Scopes 1-2-3 inventory.
You will complete and third-party audit a baseline Scopes 1-2-3 inventory within one year.
You have completed a baseline, third-party verified GHG emissions inventory across Scopes 1, 2, and 3.
Covering 90% of your company's volume in the region where your main winery is located
Following the WRI GHG Protocol and the ISO-14604 process.
Verified by an ISO-14064-3 accredited or CDP accredited auditor.
You are committed to becoming Net Zero by no later than 2050 across Scopes 1, 2, and 3 and meet intermediate targets by 2030.
You meet all Silver-level requirements AND:
Your winery self-generates onsite renewable energy equivalent to at least 20% of all energy that you consume.
You demonstrate a consistent reduction of emissions (per liter of wine produced) over time.
As compared to your baseline inventory.
The target emission reduction percentage is proportional towards your winery's Net Zero target for 2050.