Miguel A. Torres, named one of the world´s 100 climate leaders by TIME magazine

17 November 2023

Miguel A. Torres, president of Familia Torres, has been named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people leading climate action globally. The inaugural TIME 100 Climate list, which has just been published, includes Miguel A. Torres in the "Innovators" category, being the only wine producer to appear in the ranking.

TIME has particularly valued Miguel A. Torres' involvement in the creation of the International Wineries for Climate Action association, which promotes the decarbonization of the wine sector, and his efforts in environmental sustainability through collaborative research projects such as SmartCrops 5.1, which applies technology to adapt viticulture to the current climate context. 

Asked by TIME magazine about where climate activism should go, Miguel A. Torres believes that "we must stop depending on fossil fuels" and that "cooperation is key to accelerate decarbonizing our activity."

The president of Familia Torres is also the promoter of Torres & Earth, the climate action program he launched in 2008 to adapt to climate change and minimize impacts by reducing the carbon footprint. In 2022, the winery achieved a 36% reduction in direct and indirect CO2 emissions per bottle compared to 2008 and has set itself the goal of reaching a 60% reduction by 2030 and becoming a Net Zero emissions winery by 2040.

To compile this list, TIME's journalists and editors evaluated nominations submitted by industry leaders and collaborating organizations such as Global Optimism and The B Team, as well as the TIMECO2 Advisory Board, prioritizing recent actions and measurable and scalable achievements. Included in the list are those individuals who are making significant progress in the fight against climate change by creating business value.

The full list is now available in Time.com and will appear in the December issue of TIME magazine, a weekly general information publication published in the United States and considered one of the most important and influential in the world. It is also known for the prestigious TIME 100 list, an annual ranking of the 100 most influential people in the world, first published in 1999.

You can check out the list here: The 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business 2023 | TIME