The path of Boniviri towards a zero emission oil
Greenhouse gas emissions, which have generated the phenomenon of global warming, are the cause of extreme climatic events such as floods, droughts, desertification, heat and cold waves.
Although agriculture continues to play an irreplaceable mitigation role, making a strategic contribution to the absorption of CO2 from the atmosphere, through their entire life cycle, agricultural products can also cause an impact on global warming.
For example, a sector study has shown that "the analysis of the life cycle of extra virgin olive oils has shown that the most impacting phases of the chain (for 50-65%) are those related to the cultivation of olives, for 20-25% to the production of packaging materials, for 16% to the distribution by truck of the finished product, for 5% to the packaging of the finished product (due to electricity consumption), for 3-5% to the extraction of oil (always due to electricity consumption)". (1).
Boniviri is committed to zeroing the greenhouse gas impact of its extra virgin olive oil.
- During the second half of 2020, Boniviri has activated a process of data collection related to its production chain, involving one of the partner farms and an oil mill in the completion of a detailed questionnaire.
- Once obtained and processed the data, during the first half of 2021, Boniviri will be able to understand how many emissions the production of a bottle of oil has generated on average.
- Subsequently, thanks to these calculations, Boniviri will be able to offset the emissions generated through reforestation projects in Italy: planting a tree means to capture CO2 from the atmosphere.
In the meantime Boniviri is committed to making responsible and careful choices about its supply chain and packaging.
For example, Boniviri's bottles, with a high percentage of recycled glass, are produced in Marsala, Sicily, not far from its headquarters and the project's partner mills. This allows to reduce the impact of carbon footprint related to the transport of the bottles that are often purchased from glassworks in northern Italy or Europe, sent to Sicily, to be used and sent back to the final customer.
Boniviri's choices, as well as yours, can make the difference to reach our common goal: a zero emissions oil.
(1) Source: http://www.econewsweb.it/it/2015/03/19/olio-extravergine-impronta-ambientale/#.Xq6W0BMzYWo.