Sustainability Report FY 2021

87 RUFFINO | Sustainability Report FY 2021 In the three-year period -57% water consumption 94,370 FY 2021 26,997 29,341 71,121 FY 2020 29,127 16,275 10,055 FY 2019 27,723 16,328 Surface water Ground water Municipal water supplies/other public water utilities Water supply The water used by the Group comes from the fol- lowing sources: surface water, groundwater and third party water resources. The company’s water resources (wells, lakes) have been surveyed, regulated and subjected to regular checks according to law. All the water is analyzed at set intervals to ensure correct agri- cultural or domestic use. The water is analyzed by external accredited laboratories. The parame- ters and frequency of the analyses varies accor- ding to the regions and the authorizations issued based on the legislation in force. As shown in the chart, surface water is the main water supply source. In FY 2021, there was an increase in water usage (approx. 29%) compared with the previous year. The Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas by World Resources was used to certify the level of water stress. In particular, the analysis showed that the water stress at the Ruffino S.r.l. (Pontassieve) headquarters is “high” (80%), at the Poderi Ducali HQ (San Dona di Piave) “me- dium-high” (20-40%) and at Tenute Ruffino S.r.l. (Bagno a Ripoli) “extremely high” (>80%)”. Waste usage by source (ML) Water consumption (ML) 7,112 12,012 16,424 FY 2021 Withdrawal 150,708 116,523 64,106 Discharge 143,596 104,511 47,682 FY 2020 FY 2019 Responsible water management has resulted in a 57% decrease (approx.) in the three-year period in question, as shown in the chart below.