A conference on sustainability in the wine supply chain

Callmewine, market leader in Italy in the online sale of wines and spirits, has long since started a process of mitigating its carbon footprint, which has led the platform to become one of the first e-commerce sites to be carbon neutral. A result made possible by the combined effect of the many steps taken to reduce direct and indirect CO2 emissions and the purchase of credits to offset the company's entire carbon footprint for the two-year period 2023/2024.





Having reached this important milestone, the company decided to take a further step and, in collaboration with the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, organised a conference on Sustainability in the Wine Supply Chain aimed at suppliers, producers, students and industry experts. The conference, which was held on Thursday 26 October in the Aula Magna of the University of Pollenzo, was aimed at stimulating reflection and discussion regarding the environmental footprint of the wine supply chain, seeking solutions, projects and ideas for an increasingly green future. Following the presentation of Roberto Pesenti, CEO of Callmewine, there were speeches by lecturers, producers and important figures in the sector. Franco Fassio, associate professor of the University, and Roberta Destefanis, research fellow, explored the topic of economic circularity in the world of wine; Alessandra Biondi Bartolini, scientific director of Millevigne, spoke about sustainability in the vineyard and the cellar, with the contribution of Luca Faccenda, founder of the Valfaccenda winery, and Davide Brusa and Ilaria Principe of Schneider Electric.

We then talked about four values that Callmewine believes are essential in today's companies, namely respect for human and labour rights, attention to health and safety, protection of the environment, integrity and transparency of the information provided. To assess whether objectives and principles are shared with producers, suppliers and protagonists of the wine supply chain with which it collaborates on a daily basis, Callmewine has collected data and opinions through a survey The aim is to understand its stakeholders' commitment to respect the environment and social well-being through sound governance in order to have a positive impact on the planet and society. An important step in a journey to overcome the traditional value chain model with a view to creating a new set of values that involves all players in the supply chain.

Roberto Pesenti, CEO of Callmewine


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