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plan management - Bimbadgen Estate

Bimbadgen Estate Pty Ltd

AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING COVENANT

ACTION PLAN

2011 – 2016


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Company Profile ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………… Page 3

Company Overview ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 3

Aims ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………... Page 3

General Requirements of the Covenant …………………………………………………………………………… Page 4

Packaging Materials and Formats …………………………………………………………………………………… Page 5

Plan Management ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 6

Covenant Contact ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Page 6

APC Team ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 6

APC Goals …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 7

Design …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 7

Recycling ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Page 8

Product Stewardship ………………………………………………………………………………..………. Page 9

CEO Endorsement ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Page 11

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


COMPANY PROFILE

Company Overview

Established in 1996 and situated high on a hill in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Bimbadgen operates an open plan winery comprising

of 40 year old vineyards, a contemporary Cellar Door, award-winning restaurant – Esca Bimbadgen, and accommodation all in one location.

Bimbadgen’s vineyards comprise of two properties within the Hunter Valley. The Hunter vineyards, located on McDonalds Road and Palmers

Lane, consist of Semillon, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet and Shiraz grapes. Bimbadgen Estate also purchases fruit from a number of vineyards

in New South Wales (Hunter Valley, Hilltops, Griffith, and Orange), South Australia (McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills), Victoria (Pyrenees) and

Tasmania. Bimbadgen is also home to 5-6 musical events throughout the year including A Day on the Green concert series, hosting Australian

and international artists and attracting over 30,000 visitors to the area in the last 12 months.

Bimbadgen Estate has achieved HACCP accreditation for the growing of grapevines and production of wines.

Aims

Bimbadgen is committed to examining its waste steam, develop methodologies of measurement and act responsibly, in accordance with our

business model and occupational health and safety requirements, to reduce our impact on the environment.

We set improvement targets, educate our staff and work with our suppliers and service providers to reduce, recycle and reuse.

As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Bimbadgen Estate is committed to honoring its signatory obligations.

We aim to achieve via our Action Plan, a measurable reduction in:

� Packaging waste as a proportion of production output

� The amount of recyclable waste being sent to landfill

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


General Requirements of the Covenant

Organisational Name Bimbadgen Estate Pty Ltd

Nature of Organisation Bimbadgen is a privately owned wine

company established in 1996 to

produce premium wine and be a first

class tourism venue

Size Bimbadgen Estate produces between

35000 and 45000 cases annually

Location Pokolbin NSW

Place in Packaging Chain Brand Owner

Entities involved in

this Action Plan

Covenant Contact

Officer

CEO Rebecca Poynter

Time Period of the Action

Plan

There are no subsidiaries or outside

entities involved in this action plan

Sarah Crowe - Senior Winemaker

Tel: 02 4998 4625

Email: scrowe@bimbadgen.com.au

5 Years

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


Packaging Materials and Formats

Packaging Material Type Current Future Direction

Bottles

Antique green Claret

Antique green

premium Claret

Antique green

Champagne

Glass separate in waste

stream ex winery

Labels Front and Back Individual for each product

Cartons

Dividers

Printed Brown - 12

pack

Printed Brown - 6

pack

Black - 6 pack

Plain brown with minimum

coloured print, reuse cartons

internally, separate waste

Change to lightweight

bottles for minimum 50% of

wine production

Rebrand - label design

minimising wastage

Minimise carton size

requirements

12 pack upright Recycle 80% Recycle 100%

6 pack upright

6 pack laydown

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


Corks

ROTE closures

Plain corks No options

Sparkling corks

Black and Gold branded

Black and white branded

Embossed branded

No options

Wire Muselet Silver No options

Paper bags Plain paper

Tissue Wrap Black tissue paper

Pallets

Treated

Untreated export

Separate in waste

stream

Separate in waste

stream

Reused

Investigate

recycling options

Rebrand to

minimise

number of

variations

Investigate recycling

options

Stop using for aesthetics

Investigate quality of

recycled pallets

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


PLAN MANAGEMENT

Covenant Contact

Sarah Crowe

Senior Winemaker

Ph: 02 49 984623

E: scrowe@bimbadgen.com.au

APC Team

Sarah Crowe Senior Winemaker scrowe@bimbadgen.com.au

Karen Evans Marketing Manager kevans@bimbadgen.com.au

Paul Elliott Club and Cellar Door Manager pelliott@bimbadgen.com.au

Christian Taylor Warehouse Supervisor ctaylor@bimbadgen.com.au

Jeff Long Food and Beverage Manager jlong@bimbadgen.com.au

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


Covenant Performance Goals KPI Action Baseline Data Target Timeline Responsibility Evidence

Goal 1: Design – optimize

packaging to achieve resource

efficiency and reduce

environmental impact without

compromising product quality and

safety.

Goal 2: Recycling – The efficient

collection and recycling of

packaging.

1. Proportion of

signatories in the supply

chain implementing the

SPG for design and

procurement of

packaging.

2. National recycling rate

for packaging.

Establish APC team to

review existing packaging.

Establish a documented

procedure for product

development which

evaluates all packaging

against the SPG.

Review current packaging

and incorporate

lightweight bottles into

design.

Review any new packaging

to incorporate SPG.

Utilize the 12 strategies in

design of new product.

Conduct waste audit to

establish baseline data.

No Team in

place.

No current

documented

procedure.

No review

system.

Terms of reference

adopted by APC

team.

Optimise

recyclability and

recycled content.

Reduce litter

impacts on the

environment.

Reduce the use of

materials and other

resources by 20%.

SPG guidelines. Review 100% of

new packaging

against SPG

Not currently

used.

Results of the

audit.

id li

Apr-15

Aug-11 Sarah Crowe Meeting

minutes

Terms of

reference

Sarah Crowe Prodecures

Mar-14 Karen Evans Annual

reduction in

amount of

waste.

Mar-14 Karen Evans SPG review

template.

Mar-12 Karen Evans

Sarah Crowe

Mar-12 APC team Review

paperwork.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


4. Proportion of Develop a Buy Recycled

signatories with a policy policy and procedure.

to buy products made

from recycled

packaging.

10% of all company

stationary purchased will

contain recycled content.

Preference for recycled

content products included

in tender documents.

5. Additional tones of

material reprocessed in

primary and secondary

markets as a result of

Covenant-funded

projects.

materials or paper. landfill by 20%.

No current policy. Reduce amount of

first time waste by

10%.

No current data 10% of stationary

recycled content

Currently not

specified.

Reduce nonrecyclable

food

packaging going to

landfill by 20%.

All APC team

members to

remind and

educate staff.

Waste

Management

contract.

Mar-13 Sarah Crowe Buy Recycled

Policy.

Mar-14 All BBE staff. Stationary

invoices.

Mar-14 Jeff Long Recyclable take

away packaging.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


Goal 3. Product Stewardship –

a demonstrated commitment to

product stewardship by the

supply chain and other

signatories.

6. Proportion of

signatories that have

formal processes for

working with others to

improve design and

recycling of

packaging.

Promote packaging

recovery.

7. Proportion of

signatories

demonstrating other

8. Reduction in the

number of packaging

items in the litter

stream.

Supply chain meetings

considering SPG and

Work with global

packaging suppliers to

source alternative

Develop Recycle policy

for BBE.

Staff training and

awareness of APC

obligations.

Bottle Buy Back

Policy at

concerts.

Annual review

with HBC.

Consider

packaging

alternatives.

Review of

current

packaging.

Ensure all

recyclable

packaging

carries recycling

logo.

Current number of

bottle returns.

Suppliers who take

back bulk supply

vessels.

Current supplier

list.

Apr-14 Jeff Long Dollar value

paid back at

concerts.

Sarah Crowe Return policy

of suppliers.

Mar-16 Sarah Crowe Suppliers

invoices.

Karen Evans

Current packaging. Mar-16 Karen Evans Email

correspondence

.

Quotes.

Quantity of glass

in tonnes used in

packaging is

reduced by 20%.

2016 Karen Evans Recycle logo on

packaging.

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au


CEO Endorsement

As General Manager of Bimbadgen Estate Pty Ltd, I support the aims and objectives of the APC and encourage all staff to support and actively

promote the ideals contained within it.

Rebecca Poynter

790 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin

Phone: 02 4998 4600

www.bimbadgen.com.au

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