Corporate Social Responsibility Cape Ardor is committed to moving the agenda forward on environmental and social issues. The majority of our South African producers are currently employing sustainable farming practices through Integrated Production of Wine certification and land conservation through the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative. We are continually refining our business practices to do more with less; by pushing our partners towards paperless systems, using recycled packing materials, controlling waste and purchasing carbon offsets for our importing and distribution activities. We recognize that the global trading community is here to stay, so we endeavor to do our part to encourage fair trade business practices, reach out to under privileged communities and support local fund raising efforts with our products. To learn more about the various programs that our producers and Cape Ardor support, please read on.South Africa’s Environmental & Socially Responsible Organizations
Cape Ardor – Environmental Program SupportCarbon Credits / OffsetsStarting in 2011, for all inbound shipping and national transport activities, we are implementing an annual evaluation of the amount of product we are moving around the U.S. We then will calculate the carbon credits required to offset our activities and purchase them through an accredited Carbon Credit broker. Our annual numbers will be posted upon availability.
For consumer shipments, we are using the UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping option, which will assess a small surcharge on package delivery to allow for appropriate Carbon Offsets to be purchased by UPS on behalf of Cape Ardor’s shipping activities. This process has been certified through the Carbon Neutral® protocol. For more information, please see details at UPS.
Cape Ardor is uses nearly 99% recycled paper products, cardboard and shipping materials for our Direct to Consumer shipping programs.
For more information about Cape Ardor’s programs, please Contact Us.