Sustainability Report FY 2021

92 We manage as if we were guardians Methodological notes Annex We grow by sharing We preserve value through regeneration We respect our history through sustainable innovation and may be the Logistics Office for Ruffino S.r.l., the Estate Manager for Tenute Ruffino and the Administrative Office for Poderi Ducali) contacts the accredited disposer to arrange the removal of the waste. External companies that work on the company’s property are also required to manage the waste responsibly and according to what is set out in supply contracts that state specific clauses regar- ding waste management. In FY 2021, two audits were carried out to check the waste management on each main site. They were conducted as part of the internal audit or directly during the ISO 14001:2015 certification. In particular, to encourage increased awareness about waste management and continued align- ment with legislative changes, various training sessions have been organized for the departmen- ts involved. In FY 2021, 13 hours were devoted to specific training and involved various company roles, such as Department Heads, Directors, Envi- ronment Office, Logistics Office and Laboratory Workers. Subjects covered included the correct waste management procedure (20 participants), the software management used (2 participants), filling in and filing the MUD 2020 declaration (1 participant), and chemical products discharge management (3 participants). In 2021, in Tenute Ruffino, a dedicated 4-hour training session was organized, held by an ex- ternal company that involved 100% of the de- partment heads (17 employees) responsible for waste management. In particular, the course was aimed at examining the correct identification of waste types, managing agricultural waste and cellar wastewater, with a focus on the legislation in force and correct compliance. The main waste on the various sites include: • Glass, paper, plastic, metal, wood and mixed material packaging; • Mud from water purification; • Liquid aqueous waste from plazas where agri- cultural vehicles are cleaned; • Filtering material (e.g. oil filters); • Personal protective equipment; • Waste derived from maintaining the buildings on the estates and disused equipment. During the year, there has been a slight increase in the waste produced. However, due to the pur- suit of effective management, the production of hazardous waste, which concerns only 1% of the Group’s waste production, is down by 67% and the amount of the waste that ends up as landfill is down by 84% compared to FY 2020. In general, the recycled waste is up by 20% com- pared to the previous year. 80% waste recycled Among the practices adopted by the Group to reuse some of the production waste, it should be noted that the stalks discarded during winema- king, after an initial spell in storage heaps, are returned to the soil of the various estates during preparations for new vineyards. The amounts of stalks as a by-product of winemaking for the Greppone Mazzi, Poggio Casciano, La Solatia and Gretole estates hover around 79,000 kg, 5,300 kg, 20,350 kg, 24,300 kg and 30,500 kg respectively.