Chris Savage is Senior Director of Global Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability for E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world’s largest family-owned winery.
In his current capacity, Chris directs all environmental, health and safety compliance efforts for E. & J. Gallo Winery and its associated businesses: twenty-six producing wineries, a bottling operation facility, a glass manufacturing plant, printing and label manufacturing operations, and Gallo’s vineyard operations. Additionally, Chris handles global environmental issues that face or could impact Gallo’s international and domestic business.
Since joining E. & J. Gallo Winery in 2001, Chris has participated in several notable efforts, including helping to establish and grow the winery’s corporate and environmental affairs group and working to qualify E. & J. Gallo as the first winery in the United States to receive the International Organization of Standards ISO 14001 certification for managing and reducing its impact on the environment and expanding and refining the wine industry’s Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices.
Chris is a member of or involved with several international organizations, including the International Federation of Wine and Spirits (FIVS) and the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). Additionally, Chris has been an active member of the Manufacturers Council of the Central Valley since it began in 199, currently serving on the organization’s executive committee as its president. In addition, he is involved with the Wine Institute, serving as chair of the group’s Environmental Health & Safety committee. He is also a member of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, where he serves on its Board of Directors.