Russiz Superiore

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A strong sign of commitment, consistency and a philosophy that is always searching sustainability. Roberto Felluga, through the family wineries, acts as leader and coordinator of the "VIVA - FVG Sustainable Wine", the project supported by Confagricoltura Fvg, the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and co-funded by the European Union. The VIVA Project envisages the development of a governance tool based on the measurement of the impact of the production processes of the companies involved in the production and marketing of wine, according to an application model created and certified by the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea and organized in the Friulian wine reality. The aim is promoting the commitment to the application of low environmental impact practices, taking care with the territorial dynamics. It is a need to guarantee the protection of an ecosystem, the fight against climate change and an opportunity to improve competitiveness and thus strengthen the image of the wine sector in the region. Roberto Felluga, also as President of the Regional Economic and Wine Section of Confagricoltura Fvg, has been arguing for more time that "the market certainly wants quality wines, but that they have to be also sustainable". And he adds: "If we are able to work well, we can deliver to next generations more than we have received. This is my commitment". This spirit has led the winery Russiz Superiore to play the role of pilot company for the creation of a "Master plan of sustainability cut in the territory". Not just marketing, therefore, but a lifestyle that engages everyone in every phase of daily production.

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AIR indicator reflects the total greenhouse gas emission directly or indirectly associated with the company activities (GHG Inventory). Total emissions are divided into three categories: direct emissions generated from sources of ownership or under the control of the company (Scope 1-Direct emissions); indirect emissions due to the company's energy consumption (Scope 2-Energy indirect emissions); indirect emissions generated by sources not owned or controlled by the company not related to energy consumption (Scope 3-Other indirect emissions).
The result is graphically represented by the ring, where the total emissions are expressed in tons of CO2 equivalents (tCO2eq) and the colored segments represent the contribution of each Scope.

Scope 1 – Direct emissions
Scope 2 – Energy indirect emissions
Scope 3 – Other indirect emissions

Organization WATER indicator quantifies the volume of fresh water directly or indirectly used for field winery and production activities. Water consumption takes into account three different types of water: rain water (green water), irrigation water (blue water) and recycled irrigation water (grey water). The volume of each kind of water is expressed as a percentage of the overall volume of water consumed during production activities.


VINEYARD indicator measures the agricultural practices impact: the use of agrochemicals and their effects on ground water, air and soil quality; the soil management which includes the use of fertilizers; the management of organic materials; phenomena such as compaction and erosion and other activities that can affect biodiversity. The impact of such parameters are expressed on a scale from A to E (A = minimal environmental impact; E = strong environmental impact).

Environmental Impact

TERRITORY indicator assesses the impact of winery's activities on its surrounding area and local community. This includes: the impact on surrounding biodiversity, taking also into account initiatives carried out by the wine company to protect and preserve the environment; the social and economic impact on local workforce (both in terms of job creation and job quality); the impact on local communities that is producers and consumers. Such indicator analyses whether the winery has respected the socio-economic parameters required by the project.

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VIVA. Sustainable wine
Ministero dell'ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare