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C.V.L.T coop.agr Zanolari

Certified B Corporation

Sondrio, Italy

Certified Since

July 2016



Countries of Operations


C.V.L.T coop.agr Zanolaril is a biodynamic farm that specialises in wine production. The owner, Marcel, believes in respecting nature and in restoring vitality and vigour to the earth, rather than depleting it like most farmers do. His vineyard is located in Bianzone, in Valtellina and his love of nature enables him to produce wonderful wine in this harsh area. The diligence of Marcel Zanolari and his father Giuliano permitted the vineyard to grow to 10 hectares of cultivated land with Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot nero, Pinot Bianco, Traminer. Because of the particular cultivation methods the weather plays a vital role in the growth of grapes, causing a lot of worry. Despite this, Marcel has been able to prove that good results can be obtained by working with passion and respect for nature. He has always avoided making poor ethical choices and prefers to respect nature at all costs rather than following new trends that could harm the natural balance of his vines. Marcel's commitment to respecting and valuing nature and helping his grapes grow naturally, without trying to change the unique characteristics of each year's yield, has brought much satisfaction to his work, along with prestigious international recognition and many happy customers.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, C.V.L.T coop.agr Zanolari earned an overall score of 87.8. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
87.8 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 5.6

The Governance Impact Area evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social and environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.4
Corporate Accountability0.0
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 19.0

The Workers Impact Area evaluates a company's contributions to its employees' financial security, health and safety, wellness, career development, as well as overall engagement and satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages5.7
Training & Education0.7
Worker Ownership2.0
Management & Worker Communication2.6

Community 19.4

The Community Impact Area evaluates a company's engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity, and inclusion; economic impact; civic engagement; charitable giving; and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation2.2
Diversity & Inclusion0.4
Civic Engagement & Giving6.2
Local Involvement4.5
Suppliers, Distributors & Product5.1

Environment 43.8

The Environment Impact Area evaluates a company's overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company's operations and, when applicable, its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant6.7
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers10.0
+ Designed to Conserve Agriculture Process0
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Resource Conservation0
+ Land/wildlife Conservation0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation13.9
+ Environmental Education & Information0

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 0.0

The Customers Impact Area evaluates a company's stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts and media products, serving underserved customers or clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2016 Overall B Impact Score87.8

Best for the World

Each year, B Lab releases lists honoring the top-performing Certified B Corporations overall as well as within each Impact Area.

Best For The World: Environment2018
Best For The World: Environment2017

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