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TIME Magazine Names Miguel A. Torres Top 100 Climate Leader.

Rachael Tan
December 5, 2023
8:11 am

Congratulations to Miguel A. Torres, the president of Familia Torres, for earning a spot on TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential figures driving global climate action. He is featured in the “Innovators” category, making him the sole representative from the wine production sector on the list.

TIME recognizes Torres for his pivotal role in establishing the International Wineries for Climate Action association, dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of the wine industry. Torres is also acknowledged for his commitment to environmental sustainability through initiatives like SmartCrops 5.1, utilizing technology to adapt vineyards to the changing climate.

In response to TIME’s inquiry on the direction of climate activism, Torres emphasizes the need to break away from fossil fuels and underscores the importance of collaboration to expedite the decarbonization of their activities.

Additionally, Torres is the driving force behind Torres & Earth, a climate action program initiated in 2008 to address climate change impacts. By 2022, the winery achieved a remarkable 36% reduction in CO2 emissions per bottle compared to 2008. The ambitious goal is to reach a 60% reduction by 2030, ultimately aiming to become a Net Zero emissions winery by 2040.

TIME compiled the list by evaluating nominations from industry leaders, collaborating organizations, and the TIMECO2 Advisory Board. The focus was on recent actions and tangible, scalable achievements. The list features individuals contributing significantly to the fight against climate change while creating business value.

The complete list is accessible on Time.com and will be featured in the December issue of TIME magazine—a highly regarded publication globally, known for its influential TIME 100 list, first introduced in 1999.

Albert Wines is proud to be the official distributor for Familia Torres wines in Malaysia. To explore the Familia Torres wine range, click here.

This article has been obtained from the Torres website.

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