Standards for the Use of the Registered Trademark Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile®” and Certification Seal
Registered Trademark: Regulation for Use and Control of Registered Trademark
Vinos de Chile is the owner of the registered trademark “CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE” and the logo with registration numbers 973345 and 973347 issued by the National Industrial Property Institute (INAPI).
Vinos de Chile has created the mixed certification trademark CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE with the purpose of promoting responsible production through the incorporation of sustainable practices, which are understood as environmentally friendly, socially equitable, and economically viable.
The certification trademark consists of a mixed sign that consists of a grey circle that has silhouettes of three grape leaves inside of it surrounded by the words CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE inside of a grey circumference. The entire area is vertically crossed by a central slim silhouette that is green in color with wavy lines on the left that artistically interprets the shape of Chile.
Wine industry companies located in Chile may opt to use the mixed trademark CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE whether or not they are affiliated with the professional association Vinos de Chile as long as they satisfactorily submit to the certification process established by Vinos de Chile and meet the requirements set out in these regulations.
The use of the CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE certification trademark will only be permitted for individuals and legal entities that are certified by Vinos de Chile based on effective compliance with the following principles:
1. Natural vegetation that is located near the vineyards in land and water ecosystems is established, regenerated or conserved along with areas of human use such as common areas within the vineyards and wineries and in neighboring communities.
2. The vineyards and wineries should not contribute to pollution of underground and surface water, and must treat waste water.
3. Staff is treated with respect and in accordance with current labor legislation. Workers receive a dignified salary.
4. The occupational health risks in the vineyards and wineries are identified and safety measures are implemented in order to avoid accidents and support the long-term health of workers exposed to risky activities such as the operation of machinery or application of approved pesticides.
5. The vineyards and wineries interact with members of the community and include members of the community on their staff.
6. The wineries periodically monitor pests and prioritize the use of biological and mechanical methods for controlling them. If pests cause considerable economic damage, approved products are applied taking into consideration all of the safety measures necessary to protect employees, the community, and the environment.
7. The vineyard land is valued as an important resource and is protected as such and maintained viable for the long-term with agricultural purposes.
8. The recycling, reuse, and safe deposit of organic and inorganic waste without affecting ecosystems and residential areas are promoted.
9. The winery promotes the implementation of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint reduction plans.
10. Water is used in a sustainable manner and consumption reduction plans are implemented in the production process.
11. Energy use is recorded and an effort is made to reduce consumption and incorporate the use of renewable energies.
12. Compliance with the Code is assessed systematically to determine the level of compliance and ensure continuous improvement of the processes.
Satisfactory compliance with the previous article shall give the user the right to obtain the certificate and use the mixed certification trademark CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE on signs in the company’s land, wineries, marketing materials, and certified wine company facilities. The entity also may use the seal on its bottles or other containers for products made at certified facilities.
The fulfillment of the principles of Article 3 will be reviewed periodically through visits conducted by external inspectors registered with Vinos de Chile for said purpose. The frequency of the inspections may vary according to the results of continuous improvement.
If the periodic inspections detect non-compliance with the certification standards set out in these regulations, the person, company or land certified will lose the right to use the certification trademark Certified Sustainable Wine of Chile on their facilities and products.
In order to verify the authenticity of the CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE trademark, the certified wine company must have a link on its Website that allows the brand CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE WINE OF CHILE to be connected to the page that Vinos de Chile has created for this purpose (www.sustentavid.org). The page will contain the list of companies that are actually authorized to use the brand by Vinos de Chile.
The certificate number is a number issued by Vinos de Chile to identify a company, independent producer, or winery service supplier that is certified. This number serves as identification and traceability of the certificate.
The number can be used in the final product for the purpose of traceability of the certificate but not the product, given that it is not part of the Code. The certification is issued for the company’s performance, not the product.
There is no difference in the certification seal between wineries that score higher or lower once the minimum required by the Code is surpassed. There also is no difference between wineries that present 100% of their land and facilities for the certification process and those that submit only part of their land and facilities as long as the Code requirements for certification are met.
Use of the seal should be based on the requirements and parameters established in the Sustainability Code Visual Identity Manual.