Sustainability Report FY 2021

4 Letter to Stakeholder Dear Readers, Welcome to the third edition of our Sustainability Report. We’re proud to share the important progress we’ve made and the challenging goals that the Group has set for itself in the years to come. In recent months, we have experienced an unparalleled health crisis, a fragile and complex time that is generating and will continue to generate a social and economic impact that still remain difficult to estimate. Despite the difficulties, the Ruffino Group has faced this time with a drive to give its best and do better, keeping the rudder firmly heading in the direction that we had previously set for ourselves. First and foremost, we have protected the health of our colleagues by always working in absolute safety and by continuing to work in this way we have ma- naged to safeguard their jobs. We have supported our local communities and the healthcare system, which has been put to the test by the crisis. In this difficult year, we have also suffered damage as a result of climate change. The 2020 harvest was penalized greatly by hail in the spring and we were unable to do anything to save the harvest in some of the areas where we operate, also because of our decision to omit certain plant health products for the purposes of organic and integrated agriculture. Moreover, reduced wine consumption in Hotellerie, Restaurant and Catering (Ho.Re.Ca.) sector had a deep impact on our turnover, which is down by approximately 20%. In this time of variability and ambiguity, one certainty remains: we are determi- ned to pursue a strategy based on the responsible development of our business .