Wineries for Climate Protection (WfCP) is a certification scheme developed by the Spanish Wine Federation (Federación Española del Vino, or FEV) that defines the criteria that an environmentally sustainable winery should meet. Applus+ Certification, as an approved body, can grant this certification to the wineries that meet these criteria.

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WfCP is the first and only specific certification for the wine sector in terms of environmental sustainability. It aims to become an international benchmark in the wine and environmental field, seeking solutions and best practices for wineries. The scheme is recognised by the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministerio de Agricultura) and can be used to directly obtain the National Carbon Footprint Register stamp (sello del Registro Nacional de Huella de Carbono) 

Wineries for Climate Protection (WfCP) is oriented towards continuous improvement in four phases: 

  • Plan: Establish a Reduction Plan
  • Do: Undertake reduction actions
  • Check: Measure the impact of the actions implemented
  • Act: Do something about the actions with unexpected impacts

Although there are numerous indicators to measure environmental sustainability, the WfCP certificate measures commitment in relation to four key pillars: 

  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Water and waste management

WfCP is a scorecard-based scheme that requires a process of continuous improvement within organisations and biennial renewal. 


Companies who become WfCP-certified will be able to:

  • Use a mark that will accredit them as a sustainable supplier in the eyes of their clients, buyers, consumers and other agents in the wine value chain
  • Demonstrate the wineries' commitment to climate protection and sustainability


Applus+ Certification is approved by the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) for certification and compliance with the WfCP Certification scheme, complying with strict principles of impartiality, independence, integrity, confidentiality, objectivity and technical competence. 

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