What does sustainability mean for us?
For us, sustainability means CONSIDERATION, ATTENTION, RESPECT. This is a fundamental value of our company that inspires us to develop standards of respect and attention towards the environment, with a long-term thinking. We want to satisfy the needs of the present without compromising the abilities of the next generations to satisfy theirs: this is the meaning of working in a sustainable way! A lesser amount of waste, an eco-label or a cork with low CO2 emissions are some of the moves we are making towards a green future.
“Today sustainability road is a 6- lane motorway. According to us, this is the only way viable” – Sabrina Rodelli, export manager.
Sustainability in the vineyard
Our vineyards are the green lung of the estate. Since ever we are certified ORGANIC, and since 2012 also VEGAN. We are always looking for innovative sustainable solutions also in our vineyards. The use of drift recovery sprayers and last generation machines allow us to avoid the dispersion of sulphur and copper remains in the environment. Also, during the harvest we pay attention to many different aspects, like the reuse of our grape seeds from which we obtain our grapes and an organic food oil. Not least, one of the most developed areas is R&D: from the “MI.DI.FEN.DO” project, linked to the researches about the vine natural defenses against Flavescence Dorée, to the FUNGAL DISEASES RESISTANT GRAPE VARIETIES, vines whom advantage is the low number of effectuated treatments that varies from 2 to 4 per year and the consequent environmental impact for their cultivation, that is reduced until 90%.
Sustainability in the winery
It is not only the viticulture to be sustainable, indeed this philosophy extends to the whole winery. From the receptive structure in beechwood, CERTIFIED PEFC, coming from the Cansiglio controlled Forests, to the photovoltaic energy thanks to the 570 panels that cover the cellar’s roof (and about 89 tons of CO2 annually saved). An innovative company, always in movement with specialized remote monitoring of the winery’s operations, in the vinification area and in the analysis laboratory where the tests are made with a robotic multi- parameter analysis system. Even in bottling phase, the projects are many, for instance “Cycle4green” allows us to recycle silicone papers discarded during the labelling process. Winery means above all people: the main place that accommodates our STAFF, which is also tied to professional growth and education of respect concepts, regulated and protected by an ethic code and a BSCI code (Business Social Compliance Initiative).
Sustainability into the wines
In our different proposals, it exists a common denominator that links the essential choice of certified organic quality of all our wines with the selection of a packaging that reflects and respects this philosophy. Our suppliers, in this case, become a fundamental part of our projects.
From the label designed to no added sulphites line, made up by 15% of grape pomaces and recycled paper, to the new company line completely composed of a RECYCLED GLASS. The use of 100% recycled boxes, the attention to cork or the always more sustainable labels backdrop this unique and essential decision. The supported projects are a lot: from the communicative sensitization the REUSE OF GLASS, like our “M- Use” line to “ETICO” project through which we give a new life to discarded cork.
How do we contribute? The Agenda 2030
AGENDA 2030 for the Sustainable Development is an action program addressed to people, the planet and prosperity, subscribed in September 2015 by the Governments of the 193 UN Member states. This incorporates 17 Goals for the Sustainable Development– SDGs- in a large action program for a total of 169 targets or achievements.
The fact that they are ‘Common goals’ means that they concern all Countries and all individuals: nobody is excluded or has to get left behind along the necessary path to bring the world on the sustainability road. We choose and feel the responsibility to make the difference too, in order to reach these common goals where nobody is excluded.
Transparency and communication: social budgets and highlights
Annually we choose to adopt SOCIAL BUDGETS like a tool to generate interest and attention towards the environment and to create synergies and desire to think in a long- term perspective. The goal we estabilished is to give account, with extreme TRANSPARENCY, of the totality of our industrial activities impact, in the social and environmental context, by explaining philosophies, policies and engagement towards clients, employees, environment and community. Through this tool, we desire that everyone who chooses a bottle of our wine may deeply understand the ideas and values that inspire our work.