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Who We Are

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

Porto Protocol is a key outcome of the Climate Change Leadership conferences, an undertaking by all participants to adopt and promote the principles and measures established at the summits, by signing the Letter of Principles for The Porto Protocol.

The city of Porto is a natural stage for this commitment. It is an adaptable and entrepreneurial city which values innovation and proactive leadership but also respects and protects its heritage. It is one of the world’s great wine capitals and the hub of some of Europe’s most diverse vineyard regions, including some that are potentially at great risk from climate change.

WHO WE ARE

The Porto Protocol Foundation is a non-profit corporate institution, founded by Taylor’s Port, that counts with hundreds of members, united by a binding commitment to make a greater contribution to mitigate climate change.

Born out of the wine industry and spread across industries from its whole value chain, it was created under the belief that, if we share our successes and experiences, our response against climate change will be more effective.

We work as an open and shared platform, a place of inspiration for change, a dynamic database of resources and workable solutions from which companies and individuals from all over the world, wishing to take action, can benefit and contribute. More than a call to action, it is a binding commitment by its signatories, from whatever sector, to make a greater contribution to fight climate change.

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Mission

To drive collaborative action by bringing together a network of change makers and workable climate solutions for and within the wine world.

Values

SUSTAINABILITY . OPTIMISM . SHARING through Responsibility . Collaboration . Commitment

Vision

A world where companies join efforts and act together to SLOW and REVERSE Climate Change.

Together, we can discuss concrete ideas, share real experiences and provide effective solutions which have been shown to work, on whatever scale. Together, we can discuss concrete ideas, share real experiences and provide effective solutions which have been shown to work, on whatever scale.
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Adrian Bridge

Leader of The Porto Protocol & CEO The Fladgate Partnership

``I would urge you all to support this important initiative in any way you can so that together we can make a difference in tackling climate change and its growing impact on our everyday lives.``

Climate change can no longer be dismissed as a far distant threat - it is a current reality and vineyards around the world are showing visible signs of that. It's critical that we take decisive action to reduce carbon emissions in order to limit the degree of future warming, and all of its consequences, and to prepare to adapt to those that can no longer be avoided. The Porto Protocol is an important step in that direction

Robert Dickinson

President of Argos Analytics, LLC

The Porto-Protocol starts with the most basic and attainable goal for each of us as member companies: do more to mitigate climate change. From there it falls to each company to recognize that our positions of privilege in society imply a moral imperative that we lead the change towards a healthier relationship with our planet. Thank you Porto Protocol for bringing us together on this essential journey.

Ted Lemon

Proprietor, Littorai Wines

Climate Change is real and we are committed to minimizing our impact on the planet. We have already started to implement measures to reduce our impact on the planet, for instance our line of production now uses hot water that is supplied by solar panels and we’re starting to build a photovoltaic power plant that produces 75kWh

A. Fontainhas

CEO Adega de Monçao

As a proud member of the Porto Protocol, Herdade de Coelheiros is committed to continue the long-term goal of being an example of sustainability and development in the Alentejo through the preservation of biodiversity, reduction of water consumption, significant increase renewable energy, lighter bottles and minimum chemical usage. As wine growers, we are honoured to be part of this initiative which will impact generations to come.

Alberto Weisser

Owner of Herdade de Coelheiros

As a group of biodynamic vintners it is one of our principles to live, work and produce in a sustainable and ecofriendly way. We are proud to stand by the Porto Protocol to help to change climate again for our future generations.

Michael Goess-Enzenberg

Chairman of respekt-BIODYN & owner of Manincor Winery

I am so thrilled to become a member. As a winemaker, I am choosing to source from organic vineyards, buy glass bottles made in California to lessen my footprint, and use fully recyclable and renewable corks. Thank you for the incredible work you are doing!

Jennifer Reichardt

Winemaker, Raft Wines

Climate change is already part of our lives, generating serious social challenges that can hardly be controlled. The Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a founding member of The Porto Protocol, is strongly committed to the challenges posed by climate change and believes that our joint efforts of experience and science will contribute to the development of new solutions

Isabel da Cruz

Pres. of Universidade Católica Portuguesa

OUR TEAM

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Marta Mendonça

Manager

Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change. Marta holds a dregree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Cristina Crava

Project Manager

Cristina is an Environmental Engineer, a Safety and Health at Work Advanced Technician and holds a Post-Graduation in Management. She has built most of her career in an academic setting, at Católica University, in Porto, first as a teacher and as the scientific coordinator for the Environmental Quality Specialized Course and later on, as Advanced Training Manager. Cristina always worked in environmental consultancy across various industries, alongside her educational path, and still finds the time to manage, along with her family, their Vinho Verde project.

READY TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Become a member by commiting to act on our principles and share you experiences, ideas, best practices and solutions with our community

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Let’s Create A Sustainable Future For Generations To Come.