Sustainability Report FY 2021

118 We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration Methodological notes Annex We grow by sharing We respect our history through sustainable innovation In FY 2020, Tenute Ruffino S.r.l. embarked on a development process with its grape suppliers for the production of Chianti Classico, Chianti, Chianti Superiore and IGT Toscana for the Gretole, La Solatia and Poggio Casciano estates. The aim of the partnership is to support suppliers in obtaining integrated quality production certification (SQNPI) and achieving organic production, in line with the Group’s ambitious goal of creating a 100% sustainable or organic grape supply. The process provides full support to suppliers. Knowing that the shift towards organic growing or the SQNPI certification requires considerable technical, operational and managerial invest- ments, we strive to provide both technical know- ledge and contractual guarantees to accompany our partners in this development. The action areas onwhich the project is based are: • Agronomic efficiency and quality aimed at implementing agricultural best practices and accompanying the suppliers in becoming sustainable and organic certified; • Efficiency and social sustainability of work to comply with legislation regarding the health and safety of workers, also for sub-contrac- tors; • Efficiency and environmental sustainability and consumer safety aimed at monitoring the use of pesticides, obtaining integrated quality production certification and assessing envi- ronmental certification. Growing together: a roadmap to 2025 for grape suppliers Grape procurement supply 100% organic and sustainable Goals to be achieved have been identified for every area. A roadmap was then drawn up in or- der to achieve these goals in addition to perfor- mance indicators (KPI) to monitor progress. The KPI were decided in compliance with legi- slation and the Group’s drive to examine the pro- cesses implemented by suppliers, hence to push beyond legislative requirements and encourage virtuous practices. Here is the roadmap to 2025 for Tenute Ruffino suppliers, structured across several years of har- vests (HY):