Having a good company culture pays off. Last year, Mediobanca announced that Mondodelvino had remained one of Italy’s top 20 wine companies for the third year running, based on sales performance. It’s an achievement based on sustainability and corporate social responsibility, as demonstrated by the company reaching another milestone: the international certification standard SA 8000:2014.
It’s a dry string of numbers, but it represents a real commitment to a safe and healthy working environment, on such parameters as child labour, forced or compulsory labour, health and safety, freedom of association and right to collective bargaining; discrimination; disciplinary practices; working hours; remuneration; and management system. In practice, this means a company that has nearly 50% female employees, and which celebrates its staff publicly, including through social media.
Mondodelvino was founded by three partners in 1991: Italian Alfeo Martini, Briton Roger Gabb and German Christoph Mack. The company is a group of wineries in Italy’s main growing areas, including MGM in Piedmont, Cuvage Metodo Classico in Acqui Terme, Poderi Dal Nespoli in Romagna and Barone Montalto in Sicily. A young company by Italian standards, it is dedicated to passion, research and innovation, backed by environmental and social sustainability.
The results speak for themselves: 2017 saw sales exceed €100m, a growth of 5.6% on 2016. Those numbers represent 42m litres of wine, or 56m bottles.
Monododelvino has seen spectacular growth in new markets, including Ukraine (+266%); Russia (+146%); Kazakhstan (+130%) and China (+97%). More traditional markets are also in growth, including +33% for the USA and a whopping 91% for Luxembourg.
Marco Martini was appointed CEO in June 2017.