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Month: April 2019

For Venica & Venica, sustainability is daily commitment and transparency

The sustainability report of Venica & Venica, a family winery in northern Collio, has been presented to their sales network and the press and is now available on their website.

An unusual choice for a small company to make a sustainability report, but if you go and read, or just view, the document you will realise that it is not just a balance sheet. It is a full and detailed portrait of the history and current life of the company and the family. A story that, like that of their vineyards, has its roots in the land. Those hills, that land, that water and that air are the perfect habitat for their vines and their well-being translates into equally perfect wines. A magical balance that the Venica family oversees and cares for with respect, meticulous attention and pride.

Copertina dell Primo Bilancio di Sostenibilità

This love for the land has given rise to many ecological choices and many initiatives, as well as the desire to host visitors at their winery in order to give them a closer look at that little paradise, with its perfect balance.

 

V.I.V.A. Sustainable wine project

 

But in 2011, the family had the idea of venturing into a pilot project V.I.V.A. Sustainable wine, an initiative launched by the Ministry of the Environment in collaboration with nine companies and three research centres for sustainable 'Made in Italy' wine.
The project aims to concretely measure all the elements that contribute to the sustainability of the life-wine chain, starting with the calculation of water and carbon footprints.

And for Venica, this adventure turned into a new job, which involved the whole family.

Notes, measurements, fine-tuning of new techniques and methodologies, and then notes and measurements again. A job with no end in sight, but continuous new goals to reach... because you can always improve, alas.

An evaluation and monitoring of soil biodiversity was also carried out, and proof was provided of a thesis that has always been close to the heart of the Venica family: soil quality translates into product quality, and the scent of the earth is the scent of its products.

The carbon footprint and water footprint were evaluated in terms of both the company organisation and the individual bottle, and the results, which can be found on their website, were very positive, a balance of which the Venica team is justifiably proud. But the work continues because sustainability is measurable...

 

ALESSANDRA APICELLA – [LE DONNE DEL FOOD]:

Fonte: https://www.ledonnedelfood.it/per-venica-venica-la-sostenibilita-e-impegno-quotidiano-e-trasparenza/

Venica&Venica's first Sustainability Report presented at VINITALY 2019

Verona 8/4/2019

Press Release / Venica & Venica
"THE PATH OF GOOD PRACTICES: DOING GOOD TO DO GOOD".
VENICA&VENICA'S FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT PRESENTED AT VINITALY 2019

The first Sustainability Report of Venica&Venica (Winegrowers since 1930), a leading company in the Friuli Venezia Giulia wine sector, was presented today at Vinitaly 2019.

In the Friuli-Venezia Giulia (ERSA) pavilion, Ornella Venica, head of corporate communications, Ettore Capri, university lecturer at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Piacenza and "creator" of the V.I.V.A. project with the Ministry of the Environment, and Marco Tonni, agronomist and head of the BIOPASS Project, were at the presentation.

"A JOURNEY THAT TELLS A STORY, CONTAINS A MISSION AND OFFERS VALUES TO BE TRANSMITTED".

In dialogue with writer Elena Commessatti, Ornella Venica passionately recounted the motivations that led to the drafting of a Sustainability Report, of which Venica&Venica is a pioneer in Friuli Venezia Giulia.
"The Sustainability Report is the realisation that we work to protect the earth and in relationship with the community," Ornella Venica began. "It is a declaration of identity and responsibility: Today's actions are in fact the result of a history that comes from the past and are a commitment to the future."

With the story of 'The Path of Good Practices: DOING GOOD FOR GOOD', Venica&Venica presents itself as the virtuous example of a small company. Through the tool of the Balance Sheet, it recounts its path of sustainability handed down through the various generations, accounting for the results achieved and declaring its commitment for the future of doing good to do good. The Sustainability Report document can be viewed after this article and is now also a printed book (preface by Carlo Cambi).

"The Sustainability Report," says Ornella Venica emotionally, "is a human, technical and entrepreneurial journey that tells a story, contains a mission and offers values to be transmitted."

"WHY DO WE DO ALL THIS?"

"The parameters to be respected are yes technical," she continues, "but the difference is made by the heart and 'walking the vineyards' as Luigi Veronelli taught us."
An engaging tale this one by Venica, which through the key words - awareness, responsibility and sharing - leads one to learn about the good practices of a company that has to do with "a gift".

"Why do we do all this?" he concludes his speech. "We have received the earth as a gift and we have the responsibility to transfer it intact to future generations."

WANT TO LEARN MORE? HERE ARE SOME LINKS:

Wine News: https://winenews.it/it/un-racconto-di-buone-pratiche-per-trasmettere-valori-il-primo-bilancio-di-sostenibilita-di-venica_389161/

Women of Food: https://www.ledonnedelfood.it/per-venica-venica-la-sostenibilita-e-impegno-quotidiano-e-trasparenza/

WINING: http://www.wining.it/viticoltura-sostenibile-progetto-viva-non-solo-vini-buoni-bere-lesperienza-del-friuli-venezia-giulia/

OR BROWSE DIRECTLY THROUGH THE FIRST SUSTAINABILITY REPORT:

 

 

 

Some pages from the book:

Primo Bilancio di Sostenibilità
bilancio di sostenibilità
bilancio di sostenibilità
bilancio di sostenibilità

Alcune immagini della presentazione a VINITALY:

Photo by Renzo Schiratti

VINITALY 2019

07/04/2019 - Verona

Great day for the whole VENICA Family at the opening of the 53′ edition of VINITALY in Verona!!!

Debut of the new 2018 vintage for Venica & Venica wines 😃✨🍷🍾

So you can find us: HALL. 6 STAND C6

 

On the photo (from right to left):

Giulia Venica, Giampaolo Venica, Chiara Alpini, Marta Venica, Adelaide Venica, Giorgio Venica, Serena Venica, Ornella Venica, Gianni Venica, Patrizia Pittia, Virginia Fruch

 


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