BICEP Welcomes Fetzer Vineyards as Newest Member
Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) is honored to welcome Fetzer Vineyards as its newest member.
Fetzer Vineyards, a certified B Corp, is one of the largest organic wine grape growers in the U.S. certified by California Certified Organic Farmers and is the first winery in California to operate on 100 percent renewable energy. Fetzer first began purchasing green energy from a renewable energy provider in 1998, and in 2006 the company installed the largest rooftop solar array in the wine industry at the time. As its next phase, Fetzer plans to reduce energy use per unit of production 20 percent by 2020.
“Fetzer Vineyards sees its membership as an important and logical extension of the company’s commitment to addressing climate change through support of smart policy, a unified approach and creative thinking,” the company writes.
While new to BICEP, Fetzer Vineyards is not new to the Ceres family. The company has been a member of Ceres’ Connect the Drops campaign, which aims to support resilient water solutions amidst an unprecedented California drought, since December of 2015.
Fetzer Vineyards is now the 38th BICEP member, joining fellow industry leaders such as Mars Incorporated, Levi Strauss & Co., Kellogg Company, and IKEA USA.