Sustainability Report FY 2021

82 We manage as if we were guardians We grow by sharing Methodological notes Annex We preserve value through regeneration We respect our history through sustainable innovation This focus is also expressly stated in the Com- pany Code of Ethics and Conduct; the “Environ- ment and Sustainability” section highlights how each employee’s commitment is fundamental to achieve the objectives set out by the Group. In particular, each employee is required to be re- sponsible for: • Following and understanding the conduct re- garding applicable environmental procedures; • Encouraging colleagues to behave in an ecolo- gically responsible way; • Taking on an active role in continued impro- vement activities of sustainable commercial practices; • Working to improve the community by sup- porting local ecological initiatives; • Handling, packaging, transporting and dispo- sing of all waste in an ecologically responsi- ble way; • Notify any environment risk, leakage of liquids or release of toxic substances in a timely way. The Group obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2014 for all Ruffino S.r.l. and Tenute Ruffino S.r.l. properties and continues to hold the certifica- tion. In FY 2021, Poderi Ducali also obtained the accreditation. Thanks to the ISO 14001 certification, we ensu- re compliance with legislation as well as quan- tifying, monitoring and checking the impact of operations on the environment. At the same time, we strive to improve environmental performance in the supply chain and pinpoint possible finan- cial savings caused by more aware and attentive management of resources, waste and energy. To ensure attentive and continued protection ai- med at improvement, the Managing Director and the Top Management meet regularly during the year, within the scope of the CSR Committee and S&ET Committee, to define a strategy and related actions to: • Plan actions in line with CBI’s environmen- tal vision and the work schedule. For more information, see the chapter “We respect our history through sustainable innovation” and, more specifically, the section titled “Our contribution to achieving Sustainable Deve- lopment Goals”. • Maintain environmental compliance for all production sites and implement environmen- tal audits on the Group’s sites; • Keep track of all potential environmental risks and identify areas for improvement; • Draw up reports on environmental consu- mption for monitoring purposes and foresee reduction actions; • Implement and maintain environmental certifications (ISO 14001, Organic, Biodiversity Friend, SNQPI); • Define participation in sustainability competi- tions to add value to the Group’s commitments as well as making comparisons with market leaders through scouting new campaigns and technology aimed at innovating managerial and production processes. Moreover, among the elements we analyzed, particular attention is paid to the protection and development of the “TPM Management Envi- ronmental Pillar”. This project is ongoing in the production departments at our Pontassieve hea- dquarters. For more information, see the chapter “We respect our history through sustainable in- novation”. Audits 12 in FY 2021