The certification according to SOPD Equalitas has been included among the “ethical projects” that will give the right to place wines from certified companies on dedicated shelves at Vinmonopolet points of sale.
The list of “approved” certifications can be foundhere: www.vinmonopolet.no/sertifisertetisk
Equalitas has been included in the list of Green Choice Projects (wines from Equalitas certified companies are entitled to be placed on dedicated shelves)
by Alko (the Finnish Wine Monopoly) https://www.alko.fi/en/responsibly/green-choice/symbols
Tenders: Norway and Sweden
Vinmonopolet and Systembolaget already started in 2020 to promote tendersreserved for companies with sustainability certifications such as Equalitas.
In Belgium and The Netherlands
By 2022, Gall & Gall and Albert Heijn aim to certify all their winesuppliers according to internationally recognized social and environmental sustainable wine production standards. Equalitas is included in the list.
In Canada (Québec)
The Equalitas certification increases the winery’s score acknowledged by the Québec Monopoly (SAQ), having been included in the
Liste des certifications reconnues dans le cadre du projet d’affichage responsable.
The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) agrees that Equalitas’ sustainable wine guidelines meet TSC and retailers’ expectations in order to adopt an official sustainability code for their winegrowers.
The Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network – oriGIn – has decided to benchmark Equalitas within their GIs in the Time of Sustainability initiative.
The Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) and Equalitas have signed an agreement the aim is to align their visions and standards of sustainability, in order to be able to provide the market with a joint vision of how sustainability is interpreted by an enlarged Italy-Spain system.
Equalitas and BRC-GS have signed an agreement finalized at allowing wineries to host combined audits (against the BRCGS Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Issue 2 and the SOPD Equalitas issue 3 standards). The activity involves the comparison of the requirements of the two standards, of their respective areas of application, of their audit procedures, so to develop an audit protocol that allows the joint verification of the two standards.