Controlling our footprint across our regions

Eco-design of our ‘everyday Grand Cru’

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We minimise the environmental impact of our product packaging by:

> Reducing the weight of bottles and boxes

> Recycling glass endlessly

> Recycling cork

> Recycling cardboard

> Using labels made from recycled paper in France, whitened with chalk pigments

> Gradually removing the gilding from our labels

> Recycling label glassine by joining the RafCycle programme

- Most of our dry material suppliers have an environmentally-friendly label

- Membership of the Authentis Club in 2016 and implementation of the soil enrichment protocol using organic fertilisers  

- Grass cover in every other row of vines

- Under feet grass cover tests using different varieties of clover

- Lean production model to avoid waste in-house and for our customers

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Accredited green building programme

- Total grass cover in the vineyard

- Removing capsules from our bottles

- Removing gilding from our labels

eco-conception-image-1Technical corks recyclable
eco-conception-image-2We collect cork for the French Federatiof of Cork
eco-conception-image-3Clover weed test, 2019

Local commitment and relationship with our stakeholders

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- 80% of the cost of products sold were spent in France

- 50% of expenditure is under 100 km by volume

- 14% of expenditure is with foreign suppliers of which 13% represents the international agent's commission

- The average duration of relationships with our suppliers is over 60 months, some of them are among the company's original partners

- Survey of our strategic suppliers (dry and bulk materials) to inform them of our CSR approach

Support for social actions, local sporting and cultural associations, and hospitality:

>Reception for the 20th anniversary of the local Nature Club and donation of skills for its organisation

>Hosting school groups (from nursery school to university) on the property

> Organisation of introductory workshops about the industry

> Donation of skills to the University of Montpellier Foundation for handling the MPU Herbarium

>Hosting of sporting events

engagement-local-image-120th anniversary of local Nature Club, 2019
engagement-local-image-2Nordic's walk, 2016
engagement-local-image-3Harvest by kindergarten of Combaillaux, 2019
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Renewal of the donation of skills to the UM Foundation for another heritage enhancement project

Controlling use of resources and recycling waste

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1000 m² of photovoltaic panels generate the equivalent of  90% of our electricity consumption

 

Urine irrigation tests with Ecosec

Controlling our irrigation using the ITK connected solution 

- Leach fields for water from the winery to promote development of a unique wetland ecosystem on the estate

- The vineyard subscribes to an approach fostering sustainable and continuous improvement by being a test site for a confined sprayer using retrieval panels with the French Vine Institute, followed by the purchase of the tested machine

 

- Implementation of the CICOVI adjusted vineyard management programme: 0 CMR, reduction of plant protection products, preferred usage of organic products when the impact is lessened  

Techniques designed to reduce our water consumption: change of method and machine during harvesting and rationalisation of water usage in the vineyard, winery and during bottling

- Recovery and treatment of all effluents

 

We have a
recovery and recycling
program for:
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Paper
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Cardboard
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Plastic
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Glass, metal
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Composting
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Ink cartridges
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Cork
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Glassine
 

 

maitrise-consommation-dechets-image-1Weather station antenna
maitrise-consommation-dechets-image-2Weather station
maitrise-consommation-dechets-image-3Urine irrigation test with Ecosec
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Building a water retention pond

Construction of a new building taking on board the challenges of eco-building

Changing our energy supplier so that 100% of our usage comes from renewable sources

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