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The Arnaldo Caprai Company regards issues concerning sustainability and environmental protection and preservation as fundamental. A firm point of reference is always the same: to try to act in harmony with natural evolution cycles, preserving and enhancing the area where we operate. That is why the company has decided to create an Environmental Management System (EMS), compliant with international standards, and to develop a voluntary territorial protocol for the environmental, economic and social sustainability of production processes. In particular, the Company is engaged in maintaining the following standards:

 

UNI EN ISO 14001:2004
Since January 2005, the Caprai company has implemented a voluntary international standard for the development of a certifiable Environmental Management System. This system allows an effective improvement of the company environmental performance over time in its manufacturing activities. The standard is part of ISO 14000, a series of international standards on the environmental management of organisations, established by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

 

UNI ISO 14064:2006
Since 2010, the company has been monitoring its emissions of Carbon Dioxide via the Ita.Ca computer, the only Italian computer compliant with OIV (Organismo Italiano di Valutazione, Italian Assessment Agency) standards. Thanks to this, in 2012, it obtained the UNI EN ISO 14064:2006 certification. The ISO 14064 standards are primarily designed to confer credibility and assurance to GHG reporting and monitoring processes, in relation to emission statement reports by organisations and emission reduction plans. UNI ISO 14064 is divided into three parts which can be used separately or as a useful set of integrated tools, to meet the different needs in terms of greenhouse gas emissions statements and verifications: 1) It details the principles and requirements for designing, developing, managing and reporting GHG inventories related to an organisation; 2) It covers GHG projects specifically developed to reduce GHG emissions or increase GHG removal; 3) It describes the actual process of validation or verification

 

UNI EN ISO 50001:2001
It is a voluntary standard applicable to all types of organisations, public and private, for the development of an effective, certifiable Energy Management System.  The objective is to enable organisations to pursue the continuous improvement of their energy performance with a systematic approach, including energy efficiency, consumption and use. This standard promotes economic benefits arising from lower power consumption, and provides benefits to the whole community by reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The company has complied with this standard since September 2013.

 

DTS 015 - New Green Revolution
The willingness to bring transparency to the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the production process has prompted the company to develop a voluntary protocol, which was signed by other wineries in the area, able to specify the requirements for quantifying the business model sustainability level.  The goal is to allow continuous improvement in production efficiency with a systematic approach and in line with the green economy models. In particular, a DTS 015 certified company undertakes to comply with the following values:
 

  • Technical management of high-level vineyards
  • Reduction in the use of resources
  • Preservation of landscape and biodiversity
  • Product traceability
  • Respect and safety at work
  • Well-being of users and visitors
  • Dialogue with customers
  • Local community involvement
  • Economic sustainability and innovation}
  • Careful activity registration

 

ISO/TS 14067
This standard is the ISO standard issued in 2013 to enhance clarity and consistency for CFP (Carbon Footprint of Products) quantification, reporting and communication. It was published in May 2013 and sets out the principles, requirements and guidelines for CFP quantification and reporting, based on reference international standards for LCA studies (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044) and quantification, as well as on ISO 14020-14024 and 14025 standards, relating to environmental labels and statements for communication. In 2014, the Caprai company advocated the standard participating in a tendering procedure for the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea in the framework of the national programme for assessing carbon footprint(www.minambiente.it).

 

Our company is one of the few wineries boasting a complete production chain, from the selection of clones to the bottling stage. For this reason, we pay great attention to product quality assurance, carrying out a series of checks on incoming raw materials, semi-finished products and processing methods. Quality assurance is based on planning all the activities designed to ensure that products meet the necessary requirements. Particular emphasis has been placed on inspections aimed at guaranteeing the products safety characteristics, and thus on the protection of consumers health.