Chris Savage

Chris Savage

Chair, FIVS Sustainability Committee and Senior Director of Global Environmental Affairs, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Chris directs sustainability engagement strategies for FIVS and directs environmental compliance and management for E & J Gallo and its associated businesses.  During his time with E & J Gallo the winery has become the first in the US to achieve ISO 14001 certification for reducing its environmental impact.   Chris has also expanded and refined the wine industry’s Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices.

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Chris will moderate

A sustainable wine industry 2020:  The bigger picture

Our final day begins with a review of best practice sustainability. As we look towards 2020, producers worldwide describe current activities and future plans to benefit society, enrich the environment and stimulate the economic health of their regions.


Discussion:  And after we’ve saved the planet… a new agenda for sustainability

Forward thinking producers are embracing a wider definition of ‘sustainability’ that looks beyond environment preservation to social responsibility and economic stimulus.  Is the worldwide industry ready to adopt this definition and can it be applied with sensitivity to meet regional challenges and context?  We ask our panel of sustainability champions how their approach has benefitted their communities, their businesses and – of course – the planet.


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