Advisory Board of FAIR and GREEN e.V. association
The Advisory Board of FAIR and GREEN e.V. represents the broad set- up and orientation of the association. With its experience it enhances the knowledge base and work of the association significantly. The Advisory Board can and should contribute continuously to the improvement of the set standards. For that purpose it is in direct contact with the Board of Directors of FAIR and GREEN and thus also reaches all the members.
In case of suspected breaches of the FAIR and GREEN guidelines or wrong data in the course of the certification, the Advisory Board can be called upon or become active by itself, respectively. It then assesses the situtation and gives a recommendation to the Board of Directors.
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Clemens Busch is one of the pioneers of organic vitification in Germany. He has cultivated the Vineyard Clemens Busch together with his wife Rita under the criteria of organic vitification since 1986.
Prof. Dr. Ing. Michael Schenk
Professor Schenk is director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF and researches topics related to more efficient and sustainable logistics. He brings extensive theoretical and practical experience with him. They include procedures of complex supply chains and material fluxes as well as as network for the preparation and permanent adoption of the sustainability principle into different industries.
Prof. Schenk on his support of the FAIR and GREEN e.V. association:
“Research done close to the industry is always also responsible for an ecologically and economic sustainable development of economy and society. Large parts of our work is concerned with how energy can be saved in production and logistics and how valuable resources can recycled or reused.”
Wine Expert Markus Del Monego
Markus Del Monego is an internationally renowned wine expert. He is the very first person to be both World's Best Sommelier and Master of Wine. The expert champions the devotion to authentic and responsible relish and supports the further development of the FAIR'N GREEN sustainability system on the Advisory Board.
Del Monego about his support for FAIR and GREEN e.V.:
"The concept of Fair and Green is convincing. Working sustainably becomes more and more important in wine growing, in the cellar and in sales. Being considerate of the environment and keeping it in equilibrium with social and economic aspects - that is our challenge. Acting sustainably enables a more conscious approach to wine and can increase its quality. Ideally, there will be two winners: nature and human kind."
Prof. Dr. Otmar Löhnertz
As Vice President of the University Geisenheim and Director of the Insistute for Soil Science and Plant Nutrition Prof. Dr. Löhnertz is an important asset to the Advisory Board of FAIR and GREEN e.V. association.
Top Chef Hans Stefan Steinheuer
The renowned chef Hans Stefan Steinheuer accompanies the development of the sustainabily system on the Advisory Board. Steinheuer runs, among others, a repeatedly distinguished restaurant in Bad Neuenahr, for which he already received a Michelin star in 1986. In 1999, a distinction by the Gault Millau and a second star by the Guide Michelin followed. Further distinctions come from the magazine Der Feinschmecker and the Großen Restaurant und Hotel Guide. Through his work as a top chef, Mr. Steinheuer has widespread experiences in the world of wine and pleasure.
Slow Wine Author Kai Wagner
Kai Wagner is an author for Slow Food magazine and together with Ulrich Steger author of the first Slow Wine guide in German: "Die Avantgarde der deutschen Winzer: Slow Wine und seine Erzeuger im Porträt" ( The Avant-Garde of German Wine Growers: Slow Wine and its Producers in Portrait) . In the book. the wine experts have portrayed 46 wine growers and clarified their principles and conducts. The book's aim is to compare and make comprehensible the myriad approaches to what is good and sustainable wine. Through his experience with well-known wine growers, Mr. Wagner will actively support the development of FAIR and GREEN e.V. on the advisory board.
Wagner to FAIR and GREEN: "The ecological crisis is currently the biggest threat to humanity. An inconvenient truth, as the problem can't just simply be delegated to politics or another instance. Every individual is called upon to contribute and we're all going to have to change our lives. FAIR and GREEN is the first holisitic approach in the world of wine to counter the problem and to seek, find and implement feasible solutions. The approach is right. Now it's up to the people and their effort to let actions follow."