The specifications are based on 10 minimum requirements which companies have to comply with in order to obtain certification by an independent third party and authorisation by the Sicily SOStain Foundation to use the SOStain label.

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VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

01. VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

In the production of grapes, wineries are required to comply with at least
one of the following regulations:
- National Integrated Production Quality System (SQNPI);
- Regional Regulation of Integrated Production;
- Management methods of eco-sustainable companies (PSR Sicilia 10.1.b).
- Organic Production Regulations

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CHEMICAL HERBICIDES

02. CHEMICAL HERBICIDES

Prohibition of chemical herbicides.

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BIODIVERSITY

03. BIODIVERSITY

Companies with an area > 15 hectares must maintain as natural areas at least 5% of the surface area of the company.

04

USE OF ECO-FRINEDLY
MATERIALS IN THE VINEYARD

04. USE OF ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIALS IN THE VINEYARD

No non-recyclable or non-biodegradable materials are used in the realisation of new vineyards.

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LOCAL RAW MATERIALS

05. LOCAL RAW MATERIALS

100% of any grapes and wines purchased must be of regional origin.

06

USE OF THE VIVA
INDICATORS

06. USE OF THE VIVA INDICATORS

Companies are required to calculate, at the company level, the indices of the VIVA programme (AIR, WATER, VINEYARD) and to respect the TERRITORY indicator.

07

ENERGY EFFICIENT
TECHNOLOGIES

07. ENERGY EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGIES

As regards winemaking, only production processes with an energy consumption of less than 0.7 kWh/litre of wine are considered efficient.

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WEIGHT OF THE BOTTLES

08. WEIGHT OF THE BOTTLES

The average weight of the still wine bottles used during the year must be less than or equal to 550 g/0.75 litres.

09

TRASPARENCY IN
COMMUNICATION

09. TRASPARENCY IN COMMUNICATION

The companies adhering to the programme are required to prepare a Sustainability Report before March 31 of each year.

10

LIMITING THE CONTENT OF
RESIDUES IN WINES

10. LIMITING THE CONTENT OF RESIDUES IN WINES

Laboratory analyses must be carried out annually on a sample of at least 25% of the products marketed to verify the absence of residues of agricultural chemicals in the wine.

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