We would like to share a bit more about some of our cool and exciting initiatives and partnerships.
Also, we couldn't help indulging in a little bit of pride and share some of the awards we were given and some tidbits of what people say about us.
A three star partnership
We are proud of our partnership with the Cerea brothers, owners of the 3 Michelin® Star restaurant Da Vittorio, in Brusaporto, near Bergamo. The collaboration started in 2020 during the pandemic, when we donated our products to the Bergamo hospital's canteen which was managed by the Cerea brothers. They got to try our produce then and were so impressed by its authentic and fresh flavor that the idea of a partnership took form. That road led us to the construction of a Vertical Farm in Brusaporto to supply fresh products directly to the starred restaurant.
We became two partners united by a common vision: bringing unique flavor and quality in everything we do. These are just some of the ingredients of this unique gastronomic experience that has developed into a true friendship between our organizations.
Life program: bringing great visions to life
In 2019 we took part in the LIFE Program, the European Union’s key tool to support sustainable businesses protecting nature and the environment.
We presented our innovative production system and explained how it allows us to save an enormous amount of water. This and many other cutting edge aspects of our company led to our selection among many other major projects. This award meant that we received funding to achieve our ambitious sustainability goals through our Vertical Farm in Cavenago near Milan. Isn't that grand?
Innovation paves the way to great victories
We are proud that our commitment and drive were recognised with the National Award for Innovation in Agriculture in 2020. This award was launched in 2019 by Confagricoltura to reward farms that implement innovative projects. The 2020 edition was focused on product quality, environmental sustainability and production process efficiency, also enabled by the use of digital technology. And as you will have gathered by now, this is exactly our field!
2020: a year in the spotlight
In 2020, we received the Smau Innovation Award, for companies and organizations that are committed to innovation by using digital technology in many sectors, that range from Ag-tech to manufacturing, from chemical to fashion, and even local authorities. Our commitment to innovation was once again recognised!