WE GIVE A DAMN
Our connection to the natural world is everything. Without it, Union Wine Company would not exist. Our business, and everything we do, is committed to considering the environment while working to minimize our impact wherever we can. We also know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we're partnering with other organizations that support our values and extend our reach. Together, we can do so much more. And as it turns out, helping the planet is a lot like drinking wine, it's more fun with friends.
We GIVE A DAMN and we hope you do too.
Putting people and the planet over profit. 1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.
1% for the Planet’s membership model drives critical philanthropic support to address the most urgent environmental issues of our time. Their network exemplifies the power of collective action as we bring together individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations around the world to support people and the planet. When we all work together, 1% adds up.
Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
LIVE supports environmentally and socially responsible winegrowing through third-party certification and education. Our roots are in the Pacific Northwest and our standard is internationally accredited.
PRESERVATION — Native habitat, watershed quality, and wildlife are protected and improved through rigorous biodiversity requirements and whole-farm certification.
SOCIAL ISSUES — Worker health and safety standards and good neighbor policies are an important function of our rigorous vineyard and winery standards.
CERTIFICATION — Cutting-edge third-party certifications that address issues ranging from energy and greenhouse gas reduction, to water and waste management, to materials sourcing.
COMMUNITY — A healthy, vibrant community that actively works to improve the quality of the natural and built environments in which they live and work.
SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. Across the state we bring diverse communities together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhoods and natural areas including our coast, rivers, parks, and forests.
In July of 2021 we adopted the Clackamas River near our home base in Oregon to clean twice a year. Not only are waterways like the Clackamas important environments for fish and other wildlife, they're valuable to humans for recreation and ultimately, mental health. We had a great time and documented the day, view the video here.