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sustainability

EDP
PROCESS CERTIFICATION

Conserve Italia's commitment to environmental sustainability reaches a fundamental milestone. At the end of a process carried out in collaboration with the University of Genoa, the food cooperative consortium obtained the EPD Process certification (Environmental Product Declaration) from the international body DNV GL – Business Assurance. This recognition states that the processing of Environmental Product Declarations are carried out by the company in accordance with the "The International EPD System" program.

Thanks to this recognition, Conserve Italia can now independently manage the process of Environmental Declarations, that is reporting through a LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) a study of the environmental impact of products.

CLIMATE NEUTRAL

WE CIRIO CARE
do you?

Cirio Climate Neutral:
a promise of quality and also well-being for the planet

With its Climate Neutral product line, Cirio has decided to offset its carbon  footprint by supporting an amazing unique ecosystem in the world: the Laguna Val Dogà. This is a unique ecosystem within the Northern Lagoon of Venice, an oasis of over 1,800 hectares with 1,000 brackish water basins and a truly unique wealth of biodiversity that ensures the absorption of greenhouse gases.

In supporting the Val Dogà Lagoon ecosystem within the framework of a registered eCO2care project, Cirio Climate Neutral range - in partnership with the Blue Valley Company - can offset the  total greenhouse gas emissions coming from its production processes, which had been previously minimised thanks to a rigorous environmental sustainability policy.

Innovative products

Cirio Climate Neutral is a line of innovative products that address the growing needs of our Planet and those of our younger generations, who are increasingly conscious of what they buy - both in terms of nutrition and environmental impact.
 An innovation that attests to Cirio's mission to pursue quality while respecting the territory throughout all its production processes, a commitment to the environment that encompasses the entire supply chain.

The Cirio Climate Neutral tomato range of products features a variety of practical and versatile formats combined with graphic restyling that create a strong on-shelf impact.

OUR FOOTPRINT IS LIGHT AND CERTIFIED

 

With the support of the Tetis Institute (Techniques for The Impact on Sustainability), a spin-off of the University of Genoa, the total greenhouse gas emissions of Cirio Climate Neutral products were calculated in the framework of the voluntary certification of the EPD process within the International EPD System, using the LCA methodology, regulated by the ISO 14040-14044 standards.

Once the Carbon Footprint related to the life cycle of the product was calculated, we then turned to Blue Valley to purchase carbon credits from the registered project. We subsequently obtained the confirmation of permanent retirement by the manager of the eCO2care registry.

If you are interested in more info please contact us at the following email: gjones@ccci.it

 

CIRIO AND 
BLU VALLEY

A SUSTAINABLE AND INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP

WHAT IS BLUE VALLEY?

Blue Valley is the farm that manages and preserves the Doga’ Valley: 1688 hectares of the Northern Lagoon of Venice with a remarkable wealth of immersed and emerged vegetation and fauna. There are two main activities in Blue Valley: fish farming and the production of carbon credits.

HOW DOES IT SUPPORT THE ENVIRONMENT?

The Blue Valley project is a concrete and sustainable aid in preserving the environment that is unique in the world. The certified process it carries out captures large quantities of atmospheric CO2 through the photosynthesis of macro-algae and phytoplankton, in a completely natural way.

HOW DO WE MITIGATE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT?

Blue Valley offers companies the opportunity to offset GHG emissions related to production activities by purchasing their certified carbon credits,  generated directly in the lagoon. Blue Valley, in fact, is registered within the eCO2care VER registry.

WHY IS CIRIO WORKING WITH BLUE VALLEY?

Choosing to collaborate with Blue Valley means helping to create the lagoon of tomorrow and supporting a virtuous circle for the benefit of the community. To find out more about Blue Valley initiatives, visit the website.
https://www.bluev.it/en-gb

PRECISION

Agriculture

Thanks to customized warning systems and the development of smart control applications, Cirio agriculture looks to the future with determination. After a long and careful experimentation on advanced and “smart farming”, Cirio is now ready with its ‘’Precision agriculture” project on industrial horticultural crops, to improve the management of water resources, fertilisers and other additives with the University of Studies of Milan, the University of Genoa and the CICA from Bologna, as part of the Rural Development Program.

The new operational method means farmers can perfect and minimise the usage of water, disease remedies and fertilisation additives and can decide on the perfect moment for picking at the top ripeness. The nutritional status of crops is constantly monitored by means of fields’ sensors as well as weather Doppler forecasts to reduce the need for irrigation, or other treatments. An application on the farmers’ mobile phones connected to satellites, allows them to monitor all the green cycles: the seeding, the growing, fertilisation, irrigation and the harvest.

This leads to premium produce and an unpolluted soil.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Impact

For us, the environment is not an abstract place; it is the place where we live,  the land on which we work and from which we get our fruits, the legacy we will pass to our sons and daughters! Reducing the environmental impact of our activities, throughout the life cycle of our products, is not only a must, but simply a natural choice for us.

We have reduced our carbon dioxide emissions by 19,000 TONS each year, the consumption of approximately 4,000 cars. We are becoming more sustainable in every phase of our processes, from production to transport, ending with the recycle of waste. Since 2006 we have established a consortium for the construction of wind farms in the Foggia area. The wind energy we produce (180,000 MWh / year) is more than enough to cover our entire production.

EDP
THE BIOMASS SYSTEM OF POMPOSA

In our Pomposa factory (FE), a biomass system has been used in operation since 2010 which allows the re-use of processed raw product waste to produce electricity. The system, thanks to a controlled anaerobic digestion, transforms the mixture of methane and CO2 produced from vegetable waste to fuel that is then used to produce electricity (which is used by the plant, covering about 30% of its needs).

we respect the natural
LIFE CYCLE

Our production is always linked to the land and to what it offers us month by month: we study the characteristics of the soils and ancient cultivation cycles to determine which varieties of fruit and vegetables are better for a specific field, climate, and in the different Italian regions.

We use this procedure to be sure we are respecting the environment and the land on which we work, but also to ensure the excellence of all or products.

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