amfori and Equalitas Work to Enhance Sustainability in Wine Supply Chains


On 21 May, amfori and EQUALITAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed to enhance triple bottom line sustainability in the wine industry. The agreement envisages cooperation and mutual assistance between the two organisations to improve the social, environmental and economic performance of wine supply chains.


EQUALITAS is an Italian initiative for sustainable winegrowing promoted by Federdoc, the national confederation of voluntary Consortia for the protection of the designation of the Italian wines. It has developed and manages a standard that combines good practices and integrated economic, environmental and social indicators. Grape producers, wine processors or bottling companies, and associations can undertake a self-assessment and apply for certification on their company, product or territory – 28 certifications (12 corporate, 16 product) have been issued to date in Italy.

Objectives of the Partnership

The MoU will facilitate information exchange and collaboration between amfori and EQUALITAS in the following areas:

  • Increasing the level of transparency of the wine supply chains through data exchange
  • Training opportunities, increasing awareness among wine producers on social, environmental and economic sustainability.
  • Supply chain and progress monitoring

The partnership will be presented to representatives of the Italian wine industry in the Montagnana Wine Festival organized by EQUALITAS on the 8 June. Learn more about the event.

amfori BSCI Sustainable Wine Programme

Global wine traders and retailers are concerned with meeting consumers’ demands for transparency whilst providing guidance to wine producers on how to improve their sustainability performance.

Companies that participate in the Sustainable Wine Programme are able to:

• manage risks in the supply chain;

• continuously improve supply chain performance through training;

• engage with relevant stakeholders such as national industry associations.

Interested in having more details?

Download the amfori BSCI Sustainable Wine Programme brochure
Download the Italian Wine Industry brochure


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