Branca International presents the "Sustainability and Awareness Report 2019"
Positive results in terms of economic efficiency, environmental and social protection
Branca International, a company operating in the alcoholic beverages sector, today presented its 2019 sustainability and awareness report. The Group, which has developed over the years according to the motto "Novare Serbando", an expression of growth marked by innovation and tradition , began working on the budget a few weeks before the start of the Covid-19 emergency.
The publication of this edition, which coincides with the 175th anniversary of Fratelli Branca Distillerie, collects all the most important results obtained by the Group in 2019 and relating to the initiatives of economic efficiency, environmental protection and the social impact of the activities of the five companies of the holding company. “What we see today is in fact the result of our history, as well as of a journey that began 20 years ago”, explains Niccolò Branca , president and CEO of the holding.
The reporting of data and information in this report takes into consideration the two production poles of the Group, Fratelli Branca Distillerie Srl and Fratelli Branca Destilerías SA, as well as Branca Usa Inc., Branca Real Estate Srl and the Fratelli Branca Srl study center. report is prepared in compliance with the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards defined in 2016 by the Global Reporting Initiative. In drafting the document, the company updated the stakeholder mapping and entered its sustainability objectives and performance referring to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular to the targets most interested in its activities.
At 31 December 2019, the total employees of the Group were 345, of which 98% with permanent contracts (+49 people compared to 2018). In 2019, the Group provided 6,563 total hours of training, an increase of 16.2% compared to 2018. In 2019, the presence of women grew by 6%. This effort is particularly evident in the United States, a market in which the company sees a share of women out of total employees equal to 54.8%. With regard to environmental protection, in the last year the company recorded an overall decrease in consumption of 12.6% compared to the previous period. The company has adopted a “Green Procurement” strategy, ensuring the supply of products and services that are as sustainable as possible. In addition, both plants have implemented a quality management and food safety system certified according to the Uni En Iso 22000 standard.
Over the years, the family has promoted various initiatives aimed at enhancing the corporate culture and identity and the link with the territories in which it belongs. The collection museum, in 2019, recorded about 4,500 visitors, while the company "tower" in the same year welcomed about 20,000 people. Furthermore, for years the Group has been committed to promoting the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages with communication campaigns that aim to spread a culture of quality drinking, which coincides with the pleasure of taste.
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