Carbon Neutral

The world’s first CarbonNeutral® accredited barrels, from SEGUIN MOREAU

SEGUIN MOREAU, in its commitment to environmental issues and sustainability, offers the world’s first CarbonNeutral® accredited barrels. The cooperage wanted to have the lowest possible carbon footprint—as a company and for its winery partners. The CarbonNeutral Company, a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, worked with SEGUIN MOREAU to reduce the CO2 emissions from the raw materials, manufacture, packaging, storage and distribution of the barrels to net zero.

The cooperage selected a portfolio of international renewable energy projects to offset its emissions in:

  • Candelaria Hydro Power (Guatemala)
  • Sakri Wind Power (India)
  • Damao Wind Power (China)
  • Sichuan Hydro Power (China)

These projects save CO2 from being emitted by replacing energy that would otherwise have been derived from fossil fuel sources. The amount of CO2 saved is measured and sold as carbon credits, which are used to neutralize the CO2 produced by business activities—in this case, the production and distribution of oak barrels. The company underwent its own carbon accounting in 2009, a first in the barrel industry, in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol. This assures the quality of carbon footprint assessments, offset projects, and communication, and is regularly reviewed by an independent advisory group.

The CarbonNeutral Company is a world-leading provider of carbon reduction solutions, and works with more than 300 major businesses as well as thousands of other companies in 32 countries to develop offset inclusive carbon reduction programs. Since 1997, it has purchased carbon credits from more than 200 projects across six continents.

Please contact your sales representative for information on your CarbonNeutral® options for French oak barrels coopered in both Napa and France.