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From Environmental to Sustainability Programs: A Review of Sustainability Initiatives in the Italian Wine Sector
The Italian wine industry is strongly committed to sustainability: the stakeholders’ interest for the topic is constantly growing and a wide number of sustainability programs have been launched in recent years, by both private businesses and consortiums. Unfortunately, the varied design of the sustainability initiatives and the differences in the objectives, methodologies, and proposed tools risks to create confusion, and undermine the positive aspects of these initiatives. In order to bring some clarity to this topic, this review presents a comparison of the most important sustainability programs in the Italian wine sector, with the overall objective of highlighting the opportunity to create synergies between the initiatives and define a common sustainability strategy for the Italian wine sector.
Date of publication:
15 April 2014
Kind of Document:
Chiara Corbo, Lucrezia Lamastra, Ettore Capri
Istituto di Chimica Agraria ed Ambientale, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Piacenza, 29122 Piacenza, Italy