The main wine cooperative in Rueda, which employs about 80 people, and has more than 300 wine-growing partners in 30 towns, avoids regular employment due to social responsibility
La Seca, April 14, 2020.- The Governing Council of Bodega Cuatro Rayas, meeting online this week, has decided not to apply a temporary employment regulation file despite the significant economic blow that the activation of the State of Alarm is causing the cooperative. Like most Spanish companies, the winery is experiencing enormous difficulties in continuing to develop and operate, especially in the marketing of wine, an activity that is 100% paralyzed in the hospitality channel. “The best way for our winery to help our country continue in the fight against the pandemic is by maintaining employment, to prevent the crisis from worsening at least on the social side,” says Ignacio Martín Obregón, president of Bodega Four Stripes.
The main wine cooperative of the DO Rueda, which directly employs about 80 people, and which has more than 300 wine-growing partners in 30 towns in Valladolid and Segovia, avoids regular employment due to social responsibility and in order not to add economic burden the State in the midst of a health crisis. “In recent years our strategic plan has defended that our main objective is to improve the standard of living of our partners and workers, and that is why the Governing Council has decided to keep all the jobs in our Cooperative, while is possible, despite the fact that the sales situation is not as expected ”, stresses Martín Obregón, president.
Green & social wine
Since its origins, caring for the countryside and the well-being of those who inhabit rural areas have been one of the Cooperative’s priorities; This philosophy marks the character of the winery and inspires the current Strategic Plan, which establishes that the mission of Bodega Cuatro Rayas is to guarantee sustainability and generational change in the wine-growing environment. In 2019, which had a turnover of nearly 30 million euros that year, it reinforced this commitment to the natural and social environment in which it operates with the launch of green & social, its own seal that covers the actions implemented in all phases of production. of its wines for the improvement of the standard of living of its partners and workers and the environmental preservation.