Scope of the Certificate

Scope of the Label: sustainable with FAIR'N GREEN

FAIR'N GREEN opens up new possibilities for sustainable management. The analysis encompasses the entire supply chain from procurement, planting, production and distribution. It consists of a holistic analysis of all fields of sustainability.

  • Besides questions evolving around environmental aspects of viticulture, the sustainability system „FAIR'N GREEN“ also considers questions of labour, i.e. wage level of harvesters, use of energy and resources as well as economic perspectives for sustainably running vineyards.
  • Moreover, environmental accounting and the compilation of a greenhouse gas analysis (CO2 balance) are carried out (if not yet available).
  • At the beginning of the certification process not all criteria have yet to be met completely. However, the vineyard is already required to achieve a high level in all fields of sustainability. As a next step, the development towards sustainable management is prioritised. For that, common measures are defined for reaching the specific goals of the vineyard.

“The annual update of the certification depends on the implementation of the proposals for improvement. This way, FAIR'N GREEN makes an important contemporary contribution to securing the future of the German viticulture, the development of a sustainable, ecologically responsible wine culture.” Reinhard Löwenstein


The following overview presents the sub categories within each of the four main fields and is intended to give you an impression of the details and scope of the sustainability label „FAIR'N GREEN“.

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FAIR and GREEN Ökonomische Nachhaltigkeit Business CaseSustainable Management

In the field „economic sustainability“, the candidate company is audited with regard to the economic criteria of sustainability. Besides serving as a status quo analysis, this is intended to assert the sustainable and therefore future-proof economic alignment of the company.

FAIR and GREEN Gesellschaftliche NachhaltigkeitSustainable Society 

In the field “social sustainability”, the candidate company is evaluated regarding its social commitment. This includes more importantly the behaviour towards staff, the promotion of a good working environment and the entire remaining stakeholder environment of the company.

FAIR and GREEN Ökologische NachhaltigkeitSustainable Environment

In the field “ecological sustainability”, FAIR and GREEN assesses the resource and environmentally friendly use of the natural basis of the production. This includes environmental accounting and the assessment of the carbon footprint. By doing so, potentials for improvement with regard to CO2 emissions and use of energy and other resources are revealed so that measures for reduction can be induced. Important goals of measures in the field of ecological sustainability are: systematically reducing the input of artificial substances into ecosystems and developing awareness for energy and resource fluxes.

FAIR and GREEN Nachhaltigkeit in der Wertschöpfungskette - Sustainable Supply ChainSustainable Supply Chain

In the field “sustainable supply chain”, the company to be certified is audited along the areas of procurement, viticulture, vinification and distribution according to a number of measures.

For every field there are more detailed critieria; for example concerning procurement where regional, ecological and social purchasing standards are considered.