A greener production process
The LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of our extra virgin olive oil revealed that the cultivation stage produced the highest percentage of CO2 emissions.
It is important to point out that the cultivation stage is not included in the grapeseed analysis so there are no emissions for this phase. The reason for this is that the raw materials used in this particular process, namely the grape skins and seeds, are a by-product of wine making and therefore come from another life cycle.
The most impacting processes in the life cycle of the grapeseed oil are the extraction and refining of the oil, as well as packaging.
Carbon dioxide emissions were assessed in compliance with internationally recognised standards and certified by the independent body Bureau Veritas, world leader in certifications. The aim of the Olitalia Green Dreaming project is to strengthen the company’s commitment to improving the environmental sustainability of its products.
Olitalia is addressing the following issues in its mission to improve the environmental sustainability of its products:
· Minimization of consumption of material and energy inputs;
· Use of renewable resources and increased efficiency of the processes throughout the products life cycle;
· Use of recycled materials.