SCHENK ITALIA: SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability and environmental care are the fundamentals for the activity of Schenk Italian Wineries. The strong connection with the geographical areas where it works, has brought the company to be more and more open-eyed in this direction. That means keeping these principles in mind in the field, in the cellar, during production processes as well as a social commitment inside the company itself. All of them are considered very important topics for the Schenk mission, which drive company’s choices and actions in any context.
In the field, every single operation is planned by a team of agronomists on the basis of careful studies aiming at a better balance between the vines and the surrounding environment (soil, air, water); the main goal of this process is the coherent respect of the land and biodiversity. These principles are even more important for the organic product lines of the company.
Sustainability in the winery
The sophisticated and modern technology used by Schenk Italian Wineries inside its wineries allows production processes every day more eco-friendly. From the Led lighting system to the state-of-the-art cooling system, the production processes are remarkably energy-saving and respectful of the environment. Furthermore, Schenk Italia uses FSC (Forest Stewardship) cases, made with raw materials from forests which are managed responsibly and according to rigorous environmental, social and economic standards. Sustainability is a key word also during the labelling phase: Schenk Italian Wineries’ main label supplier is RafCycle certified: this is the only recycling solution for producer using self-adhesive labels. In addition to the recycling of the waste of labels, this system also allows, in most cases, an economic saving during the transportation to the dump and a substantial reduction of CO2 emissions. Sustainability is an important parameter also for the choice of the bottles: lighter for some product lines to guarantee a saving of the glass used and a lower environmental impact during logistic operations and transportation.
Well-being of the employees, a stimulating and constructive work environment: Schenk Italian Wineries invests substantial resources also in the field of social sustainability through focused initiatives. From economic prizes given to the employees in addition to the salary for achieving special internal objectives, to study grants for employees’ sons and daughters who stands out for scholar and academic merit.