Technical specifications

In the framework of VIVA Sustainability and Culture, the Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, in collaboration with OPERA, Research Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Agroinnova, Centre of Competence, University of Torino (2011-2014), developed a technical specification for calculating sustainability performance in vineyards and wine production. These technical specifications consist of:

  • four technical documents for the analysis of the four indicators: Air, Water, Territory and Vineyard;

  • an Annex containing the verification procedures needed for certification bodies.

The Italian Ministry for the Environment provides, if requested, the technical specifications and further updates according to European and International legislation in the sector.

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