Committing the industry to creating a sustainable wine

Governance blazing the trail

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- A family business managed by owner and winemaker Bruno Le Breton

- Implementation of a corporate strategy that takes CSR issues and changing markets on board
 
- An organisation chart that clearly identifies the company’s reporting structure
 
- Team meetings to map out the strategy and make operational decisions within the different business departments and jointly
 
- Social and environmental impact data is made public and inspected by a number of certification bodies
 
- The company is assessed under the CSR Committed scheme by the French Standards Agency and since 2015 has been endorsed as Exemplary level
 
- 100% of our crops are HVE (since 2013) and Terra Vitis (since 2018) certified
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- Creation of an ethical charter by a voluntary working group

- Guaranteeing our mission by adding it to our legal status

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About Bruno Le Breton

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Chair of the APM Club in Montpellier since 2017, member since 2015
The purpose of the Association for Progress in Management is to help executives progress by providing them with high-level expertise shared each month within the club. The APM has 9,000 executives and 400 clubs in France and around the world. 
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Chairman of the International Wine Club Association since 2018, member since 2008
The International Wine Club Association is an international organisation of companies that distribute wine through distance selling. The association convenes twice a year around the world to discuss with experts the challenges facing this particular distribution channel and consumer expectations.

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A contributing member of Areni Global since 2018
Organiser of the think tank Fine Minds for Fine Wines, the Areni Global Institute aims to reflect on the future of wine and more specifically on the definition of tomorrow’s “fine wines”. Once a year, a meeting is held with renowned wine industry members and personalities from other industries to get a handle on society’s new expectations for our line of business.

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A member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Agency for Food Businesses since 2019
The purpose of the Occitanie Regional Agency for Food Businesses is to represent and act as a voice for the food and wine industries in dealings with public organisations and marketers.

A committed team

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- 60% of employees are proud to work for the company

- 80% of employees are optimistic about the group’s future

- 70% of employees feel that CSR makes their work meaningful and contributes to major issues that go beyond the realms of the company

- Managers' job descriptions explicitly include social, environmental and economic performance

- The team is trained in permaculture and manages a voluntary vegetable garden all year round

- The team defined the indicators for the profit-sharing agreement based on a proposal by management. The CSR indicators of means and results evaluate the profit-sharing bonus

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- Training new employees in CSR and social and environmental performance

Involved stakeholders

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- 53% of the land farmed by our partners is certified for its sustainable practices: HVE, organic, ‘Vigneron Engagé’ sustainability scheme

- 20% of the land farmed by our partners complies with good sustainable farming practice

- Our stakeholders are assessed through a selection procedure, a questionnaire and visits

- Close, almost daily contacts with our distributors guarantee that we take their input on board and engage with them

- Quarterly support from experts from outside the winery and the vineyard

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Drafting of the stakeholder charter by representatives of the relevant stakeholders

- Recruitment of a person tasked with supporting our partners during their certification process

- Audit of our suppliers using a formal guide

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