Corporate and Social Responsibility

JF Hillebrand UK sponsors and supports various industry awards, charities and events every year to help make a difference. These include:

  • ​​T​he benevolent
  • Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA)
  • International Wine and Spirits Challenge
  • The Green Awards

JF Hillebrand UK is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations. We continuously strive to improve our environmental performance, through initiatives and best practice. As a result, we are the first company in our sector to be awarded the ISO14001 environmental accreditation.

We understand that our customers also have environmental commitments, which have to be carefully managed alongside cost-effectiveness and reliability. With the environment high on the agenda, JF Hillebrand UK has developed a number of environmental initiatives which let our customers manage their carbon footprints:

  • “The Wine Train” – a nationwide rail solution which carries the equivalent of over 577,650 bottles per day and has enabled our customers to make over 21 million grammes of C02 savings per year.
  • Use of Short Sea Shipping and inland waterways to reduce road miles
  • Green haulage procurement to encourage use of low-emission road transport
  • Bulk shipments which dramatically reduce the associated carbon emissions – in some cases by up to 40%.
  • Insulation – Development of our own VinLiner thermal liners as an environmentally friendly alternative to shipping in temperature controlled reefer containers (which require more energy to refrigerate).
  • Carbon Calculator – Development of a carbon calculator tool on the JF Hillebrand web site, covering key corridors (NWW – Europe, Europe – USA, Europe – Far East with more to follow) – enabling shippers to calculate and compare their carbon emissions via different transport modes. Providing innovative tools such as the carbon calculator helps to foster a culture of environmental awareness amongst our customers and staff.

And of course, we invest in our most important asset...our people, providing industry training in both product and service qualifications. Including:

  • Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET)
  • British International Freight Association (BIFA)
​​​​​​​​​​ Environmental Policy.pdf