Caviro presents the second sustainability report
555 thousand tons of managed agro-industrial waste per year and total energy self-sufficiency
82,000 tons of C0 2 of fossil origin, equivalent to the absorption capacity of a forest of 19,000 hectares, an extension greater than the city of Milan: this is the saving of C0 2 emissions into the atmosphere thanks to energy and biofuels produced by Caviro through the use of renewable resources. This is one of the main results contained in the second sustainability report presented by the Group, the largest winery in Italy, with 27 cooperative wineries, 12,400 winegrowers in 7 regions of Italy (Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo, Puglia and Sicily), 36,300 hectares of vineyards, 615 thousand tons of grapes (equal to 9% of the entire national production), for a production of 195 million liters of wine.
These are the figures in the balance sheet in summary: 555 thousand tons of processed agro-industrial waste per year; + 99% share of waste recovery and valorisation; 100% of the electricity used by the group is green, self-produced from renewable sources, certified with GO (guarantee of origin) by the Gse energy services manager, and distributed through the energy resources consortium; 82,000 tons of C0 2 of fossil origin saved for the environment. Transforming the derivatives of the supply chain into products with high added value is the mission of Caviro Extra, a company of the Group, which guides innovation in the research and development of noble products obtained from the waste of the agro-industrial world. In the 2019/2020 wine campaign alone, 73,000 tons of marc and 24,000 tons of lees were transformed into noble products. The development of services related to the environment has led to the establishment of Enomondo, a company managed in partnership with the Hera Group and responsible for the production of renewable electricity from grape processing waste and pruning of the territory, from which it derives 100 % of their energy needs making themselves self-sufficient.
"Sustainable development, the constant, concrete and growing commitment of the Group", comments the president Carlo Dalmonte , "is a concept inherent in the company's DNA deriving from its founding configuration as a cooperative: at the center there is not only maximization profit, but also and above all people and the will to ensure the satisfaction of their needs without compromising those of future generations". Caviro pursues its sustainability objective according to three directives: ecological, economic and ethical. "Ecological sustainability because the virtuous circular economy model determines great benefits on the territory; economic sustainability because the Group's financial statements reflect solidity and allow for long-term projects; ethical sustainability because the effects of the Group's commitment positively reverberate on the induced activities of the whole the supply chain and on the communities", a press release of the Group communicates.
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