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SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

We experience the district as a physical space to be safeguarded but also as an ideal place for grape cultivation, so that sustainability becomes a value for everyone and directs us towards an increasingly responsible future. This is why since 1999, we have been on a path towards sustainability, with the objective of creating a more equitable and sustainable value chain.

Certification

B-CORP

making business a force for good

With its B-Corp certification, since 2020 Cielo e Terra has become part of a global movement that aims to share a more evolved business paradigm. The companies that are part of this effort guarantee compliance with the most stringent ethical standards, producing profit and at the same time social and environmental benefits. The words ‘ethics’ and ‘sustainability’ are not linked exclusively with the environment. This certification in fact promotes all-round ethical behaviour, addressing issues of poverty, personal dignity, the economy, the Company’s impact on the community, transparency, and so on.

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Certification

Viva

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE ITALIAN WINE SECTOR

Since the beginning of 2022 we have been able to assess the impact of our activities using the sector-specific standard VIVA, a set of regulations drawn up by the Ministry for Ecological Transition to measure the sustainability parameters of the vine-to-wine supply chain.

More specifically, the VIVA regulations have allowed us to develop an analysis starting from 3 indicators – Air, Water, Territory – that enable us to evaluate the climate (carbon footprint) and water (water footprint) impacts of our organization according to globally recognized standards: respectively UNI EN ISO 14064-1 and UNI EN ISO 14046.

These measurements are essential to identify the actions required to improve the sustainability of the company.

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Financial Sustainability

Financial Sustainability

Thanks to our integrated report, we define the value of the company not only in economic and financial terms but also, and above all, on the basis of the environmental, intellectual, human and social resources invested in the production processes and in the business model. Readers can download and consult it to gain an overview of our company and its commitment to sustainability.

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Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability

With our partners winegrowers we have adopted:

‘HIGH QUALITY’ VITICULTURE

We have made a financial contribution to the Quality Project of the Cantina dei Colli Berici, which supports the resilient winemakers of the Colli Berici in maintaining local agricultural traditions, ensuring the quality and sustainability of these practices.

SOIL ANALYSIS

for the definition of the nutritional requirements of each vineyard to restrict the use of fertilizers and adopt the planting of grasses wherever possible

MONITORED TREATMENTS

in the vineyards with checks and targeted interventions based on weather forecasts, limiting the environmental impact

VINEYARD LOGBOOK

to report all the treatments carried out, reduce errors and fine-tune the interventions

PHOTOVOLTAIC

the installation of photovoltaic systems in the winemaking cellars

We have adopted the principles of the circular economy, resulting in:

Cielo e Terra was also an operational partner and sponsor of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in the organization of the first global conference on the circular economy and the wine sector ‘Brindiamo alla sostenibilità’, held in 2016 at Ecomondo, the benchmark fair in Europe for industrial and technological innovation in the circular economy.

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Social Sustainability

Social Sustainability

We are directly involved in supporting Third Sector company projects. These are entities that pursue non-profit civic, solidarity and social utility purposes with voluntary activities and free disbursements.

With the Bericanto brand we are part of ‘1% for the Planet’, a global programme aimed at sharing values with other for-profit, non-profit and private companies to make a direct positive impact on the environment.

We are currently supporting Amref Health Africa and Winetowater.org, with whom we are committed to providing clean water in the most critical scenarios.

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Inclusive Work Ethos

Inclusive Work Ethos

Since 2006 and the adoption of Lean production, the company has increased its workforce from 54 employees to the current 90 and has joined dozens of different training schemes, in partnership with important institutions such as CUOA Business School, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Confindustria. In the last three years alone, more than 4000 hours of training have been provided to employees, more than half of which are not compulsory.

At a local level we have supported Message in the bottle by providing training and work support to people with disabilities to help them to acquire greater independence and autonomy in the future.

We have supported Murialdo World ets in several humanitarian aid projects in the most critical situations in Sierra Leone, Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador and Italy.

With our range of Bella Storia organic wines, we are partners of the  Work Scholarship project by Murialdo World ets. This organisation supports disadvantaged young people once they have completed their schooling to help them with new job opportunities in Italy.