Sustainability Report FY 2021

134 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 Dynamo Camp Dynamo Camp is the leading recreational the- rapy camp for seriously and chronically ill chil- dren in Italy. It is part of the SeriousFun Chil- dren’s Network, a community of over 30 camps providing programs for children in more than 50 countries. In FY 2021, we continued to support the camp by looking after 1,200 hectares of greenery, investing 30,000 Euro and 40 hours of volunteer work. MIA.DI MIA.DI was established in 2015 by two pairs of parents whose children are cancer survivors. They wanted to give something back to Meyer, Florence’s children hospital. Every year, the asso- ciation organizes a fundraising dinner and pro- motes a solidarity project for a medical depart- ment at Meyer. We support this charity by giving products for the fundraising dinner. In FY 2021, we donated 4,000 Euro. Employee Match Day Employee Match Day is a yearly CBI event in which employees donate an amount of money at their discretion for a minimum set value and the company matches it, doubling the donation given to the charity. The aim is to incentivize phi- lanthropic activities and social solidarity. More than 2,000 Euro were raised in FY 2021. Nourishing Neighbors The “Nourishing Neighbors” campaign is an an- nual event whereby long-life products are col- lected through employees’ grocery shopping and donated to food banks that distribute the goods among the local community. Since 2014 we have supported the “ETICO” project, a program that collects and reconverts corks that extends across 25 non-profit organi- zations, which manage the collection and recei- ves a contribution to carry out their projects. The Tuscan association is “Ragazzi Speciali Onlus” in Castiglion Fiorentino. In FY 2021, we supplied unused corks as production waste and unused corks in the bottling department, totaling 20,000 corks and 273 kilos of materials, previously di- sposed of as undifferentiated waste. Sustainable grape growing training On the Poggio Casciano estate, we welcomed Master of Science in Grape Growing and Wi- nemaking students promoted by Vinifera. We organized four days of training as part of the Sustainable Viticulture course, which included face-to-face lessons and vineyard visits. Our di- rectors and estate managers played a key role in leading the students around the world of Ruffino and sustainable grape growing. The main subjects covered were climate and soil resources in relation to sustainable grape growing, the Life-Cycle Assessment process in assessing sustainability in agriculture, recent developments in favor of certifying sustainabili- ty in the winemaking sector and, more generally, our sustainability projects. In this way, we contri- buted more than just theory, but also the practical case of our Group with the intention of training future managers and technicians.