Monte Vibiano – First to Achieve Zero CO2 Emissions
Perugia 5 February 2010: Italian farm Monte Vibiano has become the first in Italy and one of the first in the world to achieve 0 greenhouse emissions, in accordance with international standard ISO14064. Monte Vibiano has lowered its C02 emissions, going from 287 tons of CO2 eq. in 2004 to -764 tons of CO2 eq. in 2008.
DNV, one of the world’s leading certification bodies, handed over certificate #00001-2009 to Monte Vibiano, thus attesting to the company’s eco-sustainable efforts.
This is the first ISO 14064 certificate released by DNV which relates to 0 greenhouse emissions achieved exclusively by a company through an ecological strategy and restructuring, without the purchase of carbon credits.
Monte Vibiano has strictly adhered to Kyoto Protocol principles and over the years has conducted a rigorous monitoring of its greenhouse emissions. DNV and the Centre for Biomass Research of the University of Perugia have provided Monte Vibiano with the technical expertise and scientific knowledge necessary to achieve the 0 emissions goal.
Monte Vibiano keeps the promise it made on 11 October 2008 with the launch of the “360 Green Revolution”, a comprehensive ecological plan aimed at achieving 0 greenhouse emissions through environmentally responsible agricultural production: solar panels, electric vehicles, an ecological electric charging station, biodiesel-fuelled tractors, organic fertilizers, hundreds of hectars of trees, green IT.
“Achieving such an important milestone has required a lot of work from us, but the best products are those born from a land and environment treated with the best care. Today is a great day for our company and all our employees, who have contributed, day by day, to improve our relationship with nature” said Lorenzo Fasola Bologna, Monte Vibiano’s CEO.
Norwegian certification body DNV has guided Monte Vibiano through this process by applying international standard ISO14064 which provides a framework for organizations to quantify and report on greenhouse gas emissions.
MONTE VIBIANO is an Italian farm famous worldwide for its single portions of extra virgin olive oil. It is located in Perugia, in central Italy, and produces high quality olive oil and wines. Its CEO, thirty-nine-year old Lorenzo Fasola Bologna, is one of Italy’s youngest and most dinamic managers.
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation based in Oslo. With internatioonal bureaus based in 100 countries and 9,000 employees, DNV is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. It has 10 operational centres in Italy; the first was opened in 1962.
Eva Martin – Monte Vibiano – Tel. 075 87 83 001
Camilla Campora – Det Norske Veritas – Tel. 039 68 999 05
Federica Beretta – M&CM S.r.l. – Tel. 02 68821619