Sustainability Report FY 2021

138 We manage as if we were guardians We preserve value through regeneration We grow by sharing Annex Methodological notes We respect our history through sustainable innovation The Sustainability Report from the Ruffino Group (hereinafter also referred to as the “Group” or “Ruffino” is the third edition of this document compiled on a voluntary basis, whose last publi- cation was in 2019. Publication was not possible in 2020 due to the Covid-19 health emergency and the related activities required to ensure the safety of all the employees of the Group and the continuity of the activities, but as from this ye- ar’s reporting the Sustainability Report will be published on a yearly basis. The Report contains data and information about the Group’s activities for the financial year that ended on February 28, 2021, with reference to Ruffino S.r.l., Tenute Ruffi- no S.r.l. Società Agricola and Poderi Ducali Ruffi- no S.r.l. Società Agricola. For this year of reporting, CBET S.r.l. has been excluded from the scope of the quantitative and qualitative data, apart from economic data, since it has no significant social and environmental impact on the business. Moreover, hospitality-re- lated activities are not included in the reported activities as the programming has been impacted by the Covid-19 emergency, which made these activities impossible. The production of oil has also been omitted; given its residual production in terms of turnover and quantity, it is not dee- med significant for assessing the performance of the Group. The data and information are stated both in an aggregate and individual way for the companies, where it is deemed useful for understanding per- formance and related impacts. It must be noted that, despite presenting the environmental data in an aggregate way, the data about the water and waste resources for Tenute Ruffino S.r.l. refers to the solar (December 31, 2020) and not the fiscal year (February 28, 2021). Where possible a comparison has been given with the previous three-year period in order to show the company’s progress regarding sustai- nability in a clear and complete way as well as enabling all Ruffino stakeholders to compare trends over time. The Report was compiled in compliance with the “GRI Standards” set out in 2016 and subsequent updates made by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), according to the “Core” option. The “GRI Content Index” can be consulted with details about the reported content on page xx of the Report. The GRI principles of relevan- ce, inclusivity, the context of sustainability and completeness were the prerequisites for identi- fying and reporting the contents in this Sustai- nability Report for the Ruffino Group. Moreover, as set out in the GRI Standards and continuing the progress made in previous years, the Group carried out a materiality assessment in order to report sustainability topics deemed relevant by internal and external Stakeholders. An examination of this is provided in the “Mate- riality Assessment and Identifying Stakeholders” paragraph. Parallel to selecting the GRI indications, we iden- tified which of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related specific targets to whi- ch the Group contributes directly due to safeguar- ding the material topics that have been identified. A link analysis was carried out among the se- lected GRI and the SDGs, following instructions in the document titled “Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards” (version updated in March 2020) compiled by the GRI. This document maps the 17 SDGs and the related 169 targets compared with the Standards and GRI information notes applicable for each, with the aim of guiding or- ganizations towards better assessment of their contributions towards achieving the SDGs. For more information, see the “We respect our hi- story through sustainable innovation” chapter, in the paragraph “Our contribution to achieving Sustainable Development Goals”.