Sustainability Report FY 2021

12 We respect our history through sustainable innovation We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration We grow by sharing Methodological notes Annex Ruffino is a composite business based on the production of quality Italian wines, whose mission incorporates the key pillars of today’s food and farming culture. Vaunting more than a century of history with a proud Tuscan and Italian heritage, Ruffino now boasts unparalleled business expertise, varied agricultural and production knowledge, and a modern, stratified organization with roles that prove indispensable in a highly competitive sector linked to the land. Ruffino was founded in Pontassieve, near Florence, in 1877. The main hea- dquarters are still located on the same site as the historic premises, which have been extended, renovated and equipped with up-to-the-minute te- chnology over the years, without ever losing sight of our tradition and links to the land. As an established producer of top Tu- scan wines, the region where Ruffino continues to base its identity today, more recently the company has bro- adened its vision to the Veneto, the home of fine white wines and quality Prosecco. The utmost regard for the precious resources with which the Group works every day has ensured that our production also includes a selection of grape-based spirits: ver- mouth, grappa and amaro. For the full experience and with the maximum attention placed on custo- mer service and care, Ruffino welco- mes guests to the brand’s very own hospitality center, providing accom- modation, tastings and meals at the Group’s Renaissance villa of Poggio Casciano, a short distance from Flo- rence. Since 2011, the company became part of Constellation Brands (hereafter “CBI” or “CBI Group”), an American market leader in the beer, wine & spiri- ts sector, thereby reinforcing its inter- national vocation, but without losing its characteristic Italian essence. For more information, see the chapter “We manage as if we were guardians”. Group identity: from culture to tradition