SAWIA performs a pro-active role in representing members and the greater wine industry with government and related agencies in respect of environmental sustainability and management, for example:
Providing practical tools, guidelines and services to help the industry implement better business practices that have the added benefit of improved environmental sustainability has also been a hallmark of SAWIA’s services:
A recent major initiative was the establishment of the first industry sector agreement with the State government under the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act 2007. The Wine Industry Sector Agreement
This will be taken to a logical next step from 2012 through SAWIA being awarded a grant under the Federal Government's Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program to assist businesses to improve their energy and emissions efficiency.
SAWIA continues to seek to provide services to assist members in implementing environmentally sustainable business practices.