The Arnaldo Caprai company considers issues concerning sustainability and the protection and preservation of the environment to be fundamental. The fixed point of observation always remains the same: trying to behave in harmony with natural evolution cycles, preserving and enhancing the territory in which we operate. This is why the company has decided to create an Environmental Management System (EMS) that complies with international regulations, as well as to develop a voluntary territorial protocol of environmental, economic and social sustainability of the production process. In particular, the company is committed to maintaining the following standards
EQUALITAS - Standard SOPD Sustainable Organisation Module - OS / is a certifiable voluntary standard on wine sustainabilitywww.equalitas.it. It was born from a stakeholder movement, which also involved the New Green Revolution protocol of Montefalco, with the aim of bringing together wine sector companies for a homogeneous and shared vision of sustainability, according to the three pillars of social, environmental and economic. The initiative was developed by Federdoc and the Italian Union Wines to take up the technical and cultural legacy of the Forum for Wine Sustainability born in Italy in 2013 www.vinosostenibile.org. At present, it is the main Italian standard for sustainability in the wine supply chain with a vision and approach that unites the demands of business, society and the market. Arnaldo Caprai has been Equalitas certified since 2019.
With a mission based on the principles of Total Quality and equally aimed at maintaining the cutting-edge position it has achieved in its markets and guaranteeing in the short, medium and long term the maintenance of its full competitive capacity, ARNALDO CAPRAI società agricola s.r.l. has decided to initiate a programme to achieve certification according to the SOPD Equalitas- SUSTAINABILITY OF THE VINEGROWING SECTOR: ORGANISATIONS, PRODUCTS, DESIGNATIONS OF ORIGIN (SOPD) sustainability standard.
In order to pursue its mission, the company management has established the following general objective: to develop a continuous process and product improvement action, involving all stakeholders in the improvement project, from company personnel to suppliers and the community, pursuing the achievement of the subtle balance between the various requirements, including full customer satisfaction, cost optimisation, personnel and work environment safety, the creation of partnerships with suppliers and the local community, full respect for the environment and the preservation of resources.
For this reason, in addition to complying with current regulations, the company is committed to safeguarding the environment understood both in the broadest sense and as the space in which our company operates, with particular regard to preserving the landscape and biodiversity. The prevention of pollution derives from our awareness that any activity must be sustainable and compatible with the environment in which it is located, so as to constitute an opportunity for the various parties involved (owners, employees and the local community), strive to improve environmental performance, and maintain a fair balance between social, environmental and economic aspects.
The Company Management undertakes to set improvement objectives in accordance with this Policy, to implement and maintain a management system for their achievement, allocating adequate human and material resources, to periodically review the effectiveness and efficiency of this System and to implement the necessary corrective actions.
In order to achieve these results, the company management undertakes, in particular, to
ensure the technical management of the vineyard at a high level
reduce the use of resources by keeping emissions, discharges, waste production, impacts on the ecosystem and any other effects on the internal and external environment under control;
deepen knowledge and activities for the conservation of biodiversity and landscape understood in both a cultural and ecological sense;
ensure product traceability
ensure respect and safety at work
promote the well-being of all users of the product and visitors to the company and the area
foster dialogue with its customers, inform and raise awareness among its employees on the environmental effects of its activities, support its suppliers with adequate information on the environmental impact of the products supplied
engage with stakeholders (local community representatives, environmental organisations, local government, etc.) in communication activities regarding the sustainability of production
ensure the economic sustainability and innovation, as far as possible, of its plants and processes to the safest, most modern and effective technologies to reduce the impact on the environment;
ensure diligent recording of activities
The Management of ARNALDO CAPRAI società agricola s.r.l., will periodically review the system in order to guarantee the continuous and correct adaptation to the company objectives and to the needs and expectations of the various interested parties (customers, consumers, citizens, public bodies, associations, etc.).
DTS 015 - New Green Revolution / the desire to make the environmental, economic and social sustainability of the production process transparent has led the company to draw up a voluntary protocol, to which other wineries in the area have adhered, capable of specifying the requirements for quantifying the level of sustainability of the business model. The objective is to allow, with a systematic approach, the continuous improvement of production efficiency in accordance with the models expressed by the green economy. In particular, the DTS 015 certified company undertakes to respect the following values