SWR Thought Leadership Series: How wine retailers can take responsibility, collaborate and engage the supply chain in sustainability

By Tobias Webb

In this podcast Sustainable Wine’s Toby Webb talks with Ann Carlsson Meyer, CEO of Systembolaget, Sweden’s alcohol retail monopoly. As one of the world’s largest buyers of wine, Systembolaget is leading on industry-wide transformation in the areas of environment, climate and human rights through its sustainability initiatives. Ann elaborates on these and shares how Systembolaget is working hand in hand with both suppliers and customers to drive positive change in the wine value chain.

They discuss the importance of collaboration in the industry, the role of the SWR, how wine retailers can and must take responsibility for sustainability to ensure the future of wine, and much more.

Ann Carlsson Meyer


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About the author

Tobias Webb

Toby Webb is co-founder of Sustainable Wine. He is also founder of Innovation Forum, a leading platform for change in sustainable supply chains. He has spent 20+ years working in business and sustainability and has spent ten years teaching the subject at various London universities. He advises a number of companies large and small on sustainability. Businesses he has worked with include Patagonia, Interface, Bayer, SOK Group, Boots/Walgreens, Metro, Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, Sainsbury’s, and many others. He co-authored the UK’s national CSR strategy for David Cameron from 2006-10. He has been organising events, advising, teaching writing, blogging and podcasting on sustainable business since 2001. His (non-wine) blog is at www.sustainablesmartbusiness.com