The pursuit of perfection throughout the production process also applies to respect for nature, the source of wealth for those who cultivate and produce wine.

Economic and environmental sustainability is a primary concern for the Riondo Winery, and every internal procedure is designed to optimise results by avoiding waste, choosing eco-friendly materials, recovering water and heat, and using the sun’s energy. For instance, a large photovoltaic panel installation supplements our energy needs, the osmosis system recovers process water for new use, and the principles of circular economy that we have undertaken guarantee the recovery of the plastic backings of label reels Rafcycle di UPM) initiative) and waste cork that is destined for use in soundproofing panels or furniture components (Tappo Etico initiative) and waste cork that is destined for use in soundproofing panels or furniture components (Tappo Etico by Amorim Cork). We are also committed to reducing packaging waste, using ever more environmentally friendly packaging and lighter bottles that ensure perfect preservation of the wine.

"Sustainability seems to act positively on company performance; better performance does not seem to be associated with individual sustainability indicators, but more with the set of actions taken, which are mutually reinforcing"

— Ca’ Foscari Sostenibile -  Report by Francesca Ghirardi

The First Report on Sustainable Winegrowing by the “The Forum for the Environmental Sustainability of Wine” was drawn up in February 2013. The aim of this forum was to shape the framework of an ongoing movement for wine sustainability involving the whole chain, in order to allow a more decisive affirmation of its principles. The result was a manifesto that, from the start, embraced a broad vision of the concept of sustainable development as a harmonious integration of social, economic and environmental issues, although the constituent assembly focused on environmental issues in its first phase of work, as this was the area in greatest ferment and perhaps most in need of attention.

Subject of Analysis of Programmes Fig. 3 (percentage states for subject of analysis covered in the total number of programmes analysed). Although the definitions are not homogeneous, it is possible to distinguish the approach of the various programmes as referring to the Company (the production process of the whole organisation) or to the Product (the extrapolation of the effects-impacts referring to a specific product of the organisation-process). The two approaches are mainly alternative, but initiatives proposing integrated evaluations are emerging (see also what has already been described in section 1 about the approach of the EU Commission within the OEF – PEF project) and the observation of the programmes underlines this if we consider the four cases of multiple company-product approach.
Observation of the programmes shows just as clearly that areas of analysis have been defined which favour broad boundaries and are structured according to a homogeneous approach to the specifics of the process, divided between Vineyard, Winery and Administration/Marketing. 80% of the programmes were found to have chosen at least two examination areas, while 40% cover the whole process.