An authentic italian emotion

The Company

Tenute del Cerro SpA is the Wine Company of Gruppo Unipol, one the biggest European Insurance Company.

Tenute del Cerro represents today the fulfillment of a great wine project, which considers agriculture in its best meaning, with a great focus on nature and on its best local expressions, with the aim to enhance the features to produce some of the most Italian excellence, appreciated in the world.
In a few decades the Company has become a prestigious agricultural reality and an important player on all international markets, thanks to the richness heritage of that women and men who work with daily commitment to the realization of the highest quality research.

Tenute del Cerro has today 5 Estates including 4 wine Estates in two of the most important regions of Italy, Toscana and Umbria, with almost 5000Ha of owned land, of which approximately 300 are vineyards. A unique asset that constitutes the inner soul of Tenute del Cerro, which management has placed at the center of the business strategy, in order to set up each cellar as ambassador of its name, even more.

The awards and prizes recognized by the Italian and foreign press ato Vino Nobile di Montepulciano by Fattoria del Cerro, to Brunello di Montalcino by La Poderina, to Montefalco Sagrantino by Colpetrone, to Vermentino by Monterufoli are the summit of a constant work in harmony with the territory, and the ongoing commitment of highly qualified staff, deeply linked to the history of wines and production area.

Charter of Values and Code of Ethics

Accessibility, Foresight, Respect, Solidarity and Responsibility: the five core values underlying our daily commitment.


The Group’s Charter of Values, approved by the Board of Directors of the Company on 11 December 2008, is the result of an impressive collective effort: all employees of Group Companies and a number of agent representatives actively participated in the drafting process – over 6,000 people in total.

The Charter of Values formed a basis for the preparation of the Group’s Code of Ethics, at the beginning approved by the Board of Directors on 19 March 2009. The first version of the Code was updated to take into account the evolution of the Unipol Group in recent years and to meet the highest international standards, and most recently approved in its latest version by the Unipol Board of Directors on 23 March 2017. The Code of Ethics outlines the standards of conduct the Group observes in its relationships with all stakeholders.

The Code of Ethics applies to all Group Companies: it is addressed to everyone who influences or who is in any case impacted by Group activities: investors, directors, employees, agents, professionals, customers, suppliers, civil society and future generations.

In order to ensure the application of the principles expressed in the Code of Ethics and to guarantee its effectiveness, the Board of Directors of Unipol Group established two bodies:

  • the Ethics Committee, consisting of no less than three and no more than five directors who meet the independence requirements prescribed by applicable laws and regulations (currently consisting of three members);
  • the Ethics Officer, selected from qualified and independent candidates, with in-depth knowledge of the Group and recognised sensitivity regarding issues of ethics and corporate responsibility (office currently held by Walter Visani, a Unipol employee since 1982).

The two bodies have a proactive role regarding the content and purpose of the Code and are responsible for its promotion, proper interpretation and implementation.

In particular, requests for information or clarification regarding the content of the Code of Ethics and reports of alleged violations of the principles outlined in the Code of Ethics may be submitted to the Ethics officer, which will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and receive a reply within 30 days (extended to 60 days for more complex cases).

Since the Code is a voluntary self-regulatory instrument, all Stakeholders may submit reports to the Ethics Officer, except for cases in which other courts have been involved.

In order to be taken into consideration, reports of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics should be sent to the Ethics Officer, in written and non-anonymous form, in the following manners:

  • via email, to the address 
  • via ordinary post, to the address: Unipol – Ethics Officer, via Stalingrado, 45 – 40128 Bologna

Any requests for clarification and/or informed opinions on the most appropriate conduct models for avoiding violations or non-compliance with the Code of Ethics can be made over the phone by contacting the number ++39 051-5077111.

The Charter of Values and the Code of Ethics, in their most recent version, have been adopted by the Board of Directors of the Company with approval of 26/04/2017

Group Profile

The Unipol Group

Unipol Gruppo S.p.A. is the second insurance group on the Italian market, the first in Non-Life Business, and among the top ten in Europe. Its ordinary shares have been listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 1990 and are included in the FTSE MIB index. Its main shareholders are key companies of the Italian cooperative movement. It counts over 14,241 employees and serves about 15 million customers, thanks to the largest agency network in Italy.

At the consolidated level, as at 31 December 2018, the Group had direct insurance premiums of € 12.4 billion, out of which € 8.0 billion in Non-Life Business and € 4.4 billion in Life Business.

Pierluigi Stefanini is the Chairman, while Carlo Cimbri holds the position of Managing Director and Group CEO.

The Group implements an integrated offer strategy in order to provide the widest range of insurance and financial products and services, and is particularly active in the area of supplementary pensions and health insurance. Its aim is to offer individuals, households and businesses greater security and confidence in the future, accompanying their choices regarding protection, savings and quality of life, while ensuring sustainable long-term growth for the benefit of all stakeholders: shareholders, customers, agents, employees, suppliers and communities.


The Insurance Sector

The Group operates in the insurance services sector mainly through UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A., also listed on the stock exchange, the leader in Italy in Non-Life Business, in particular in Motor Vehicle TPL.

It operates in direct insurance through Linear Assicurazioni and in health care with the specialised company UniSalute: both companies are controlled by UnipolSai, whose operating scope also includes service providers specifically dedicated to car servicing and repairs, and management of “black boxes” for the Auto and Non-Auto insurance. The Unipol Group also has operations in the bancassurance channel through Arca Vita and Arca Assicurazioni held by the subsidiary UnipolSai (which distribute Life and Non-Life policies through the corporate groups of Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna, in which the Unipol Group holds a 19.998% stake, of Banca Popolare di Sondrio and of other banks) and through other joint ventures created with leading Italian banking operators.

The Group is also active beyond the Italian borders. In fact, UnipolSai operates in Serbia through the subsidiary DDOR Novi Sad.


Financial & Real Estate Sectors

In the financial area, it operates through UnipolRec, a company specialising in the management of non-performing loans.

In the real estate sector, it is a leading operator on the Italian market in terms of assets. It owns properties of great historic, symbolic and architectural value, which it is reviving as part of the Urban Up project focused on studying and renovating these important buildings. 

Through the subsidiary UnipolSai, it is also an important player in the Italian hotel industry with the Gruppo UNA brand, in the farming industry with Tenute del Cerro and in the sector of port facilities with Marina di Loano.


Unipol Gruppo Finanziario S.p.A.
Via Stalingrado 45
40128 Bologna
Telefono: +39 051 5076111
Telefax: +39 051 5076666