SOCIETAL & ENVIRONMENTAL

COMMITMENTS

The Group has been committed to sustainable development for many years seeking to work both sustainably and responsibly

This approach is central to our convictions as we believe that sustainable development is what allows us to respect nature and ensure a decent standard of living for our winegrowers whilst giving meaning to the wines we produce. Vinadeis has long been committed to responsible wine growing. It has developed a strong set of cooperative values and built its corporate mission on the three cornerstones of sustainable development :

SOCIAL

FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC

FOR EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT

ENVIRONNEMENT

FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Group has been committed to sustainable development for many years seeking to work both sustainably and responsibly

This approach is central to our convictions as we believe that sustainable development is what allows us to respect nature and ensure a decent standard of living for our winegrowers whilst giving meaning to the wines we produce. Vinadeis has long been committed to responsible wine growing. It has developed a strong set of cooperative values and built its corporate mission on the three cornerstones of sustainable development :

SOCIAL

FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMIC

FOR EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT

ENVIRONNEMENT

FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

This approach is consistent with our strategy and aligned with the ethos of cooperative working (democracy, advancement of men and women, mutualism and equity). It is also in line with our objectives for economic efficiency, innovation, social justice, conservation of the environment, high quality production, increased revenue and improved standards of living for the members of our Group.

Our sustainable development approach is structured around 6 central themes :

Our sustainable development approach is structured around 6 central themes :

This approach is consistent with our strategy and aligned with the ethos of cooperative working (democracy, advancement of men and women, mutualism and equity). It is also in line with our objectives for economic efficiency, innovation, social justice, conservation of the environment, high quality production, increased revenue and improved standards of living for the members of our Group.
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Local development

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Consumers & customers

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Economic performance

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Environment

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HR management & working conditions

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Governance & organisation

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Local development

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Environment

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Consumers & customers

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HR management & working conditions

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Economic performance

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Governance & organisation

For over 20 years, Vinadeis has been committed to the continuous improvement of its quality system with the aim of obtaining high level certifications

For over 20 years, Vinadeis has been committed to the continuous improvement of its quality system with the aim of obtaining high level certifications. It strives to meet the expectations of its customers and consumers and improve its performance on three levels (economic, environmental, societal) with regards to its production tools as well as its cooperatives and their shareholder winegrowers.

As such, the l’Agri Confiance® , l’ISO 14001, IFS and BRC certifications are all part of our group’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy.

Our Vignerons de La Méditerranée site in Narbonne was the first ever winemaking facility to be awarded ISO 9001 certification, in 1992.  Since obtaining this certification we have implemented sustainable growing practices and ensured traceability across all our vineyards as well as introducing quality and hygiene systems in our 11 vinification cellars. In the 2000s, we embarked upon an environmental strategy with the goal of obtaining ISO 14001 certification which we have continued to develop in line with our group’s values. Our existing environmental and quality standards, as well as our ‘Respect Hommes & Nature’ internal guidelines for good practice in the vineyards and winery, enabled us to obtain NF V01-007 certification (Agri Confiance ®) relatively quickly.

Historically committed to sustainable development, Vinadeis encourages and accompanies our cellars and Domaines & Châteaux partners to obtain the HVE’s certification.

For over 20 years, Vinadeis has been committed to the continuous improvement of its quality system with the aim of obtaining high level certifications

For over 20 years, Vinadeis has been committed to the continuous improvement of its quality system with the aim of obtaining high level certifications. It strives to meet the expectations of its customers and consumers and improve its performance on three levels (economic, environmental, societal) with regards to its production tools as well as its cooperatives and their shareholder winegrowers.

As such, the l’Agri Confiance® , l’ISO 14001, IFS and BRC certifications are all part of our group’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy.

Our Vignerons de La Méditerranée site in Narbonne was the first ever winemaking facility to be awarded ISO 9001 certification, in 1992.  Since obtaining this certification we have implemented sustainable growing practices and ensured traceability across all our vineyards as well as introducing quality and hygiene systems in our 10 vinification cellars. In the 2000s, we embarked upon an environmental strategy with the goal of obtaining ISO 14001 certification which we have continued to develop in line with our group’s values. Our existing environmental and quality standards, as well as our ‘Respect Hommes & Nature’ internal guidelines for good practice in the vineyards and winery, enabled us to obtain NF V01-007 certification (Agri Confiance ®) relatively quickly.

Historically committed to sustainable development, Vinadeis encourages and accompanies our cellars and Domaines & Châteaux partners to obtain the HVE’s certification.

                             

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

Sustainable use of resources

• Optimising energy consumption and the use of petrochemical-derived inputs

• Selecting the most suitable materials for all our packaging

• Optimising the use of water

• Optimising the use of our raw materials and the soils

• Increasing our employees’ and stakeholders’ awareness of the importance of using our resources responsibly, particularly water and energy

• Incorporating environmental factors into the design and development of our products

Environmental management

• Developing an environmental management system that will allow us to control and reduce our impact on the environment and help us to achieve our environmental objectives

• Continuing to improve our environmental practices

• Identifying regulatory constraints, evaluating areas for improvement and identifying important environmental factors in order to define our objectives and the means by which we can achieve them

COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY

Sustainable use of resources

• Optimising energy consumption and the use of petrochemical-derived inputs

• Selecting the most suitable materials for all our packaging

• Optimising the use of water

• Optimising the use of our raw materials and the soils

• Increasing our employees’ and stakeholders’ awareness of the importance of using our resources responsibly, particularly water and energy

• Incorporating environmental factors into the design and development of our products

Environmental management

• Developing an environmental management system that will allow us to control and reduce our impact on the environment and help us to achieve our environmental objectives

• Continuing to improve our environmental practices

• Identifying regulatory constraints, evaluating areas for improvement and identifying important environmental factors in order to define our objectives and the means by which we can achieve them.

The fight against climate change

• Reducing the carbon footprint of our activities

Protection of the environment & biodiversity

• Understanding the impact of our activities on flora and fauna and amending our practices in order to reduce their impact

• Helping our member and member-shareholder winegrowers to improve their wine growing practices in terms of their impact on biodiversity

The fight against climate change

• Reducing the carbon footprint of our activities

Protection of the environment & biodiversity

• Understanding the impact of our activities on flora and fauna and amending our practices in order to reduce their impact

• Helping our member and member-shareholder winegrowers to improve their wine growing practices in terms of their impact on biodiversity

OUR PRACTICES IN THE VINEYARDS

We have had an upstream strategy in place since 1995. The cooperative has created a set of specifications for good wine growing practices that we have named ‘Respect for Man and Nature’. Through the respect of these specifications, the cooperative wineries and their members, as well as the independent member wineries, commit to improving their practices in order to reduce their impact on the environment and ensure the health and safety of the winegrowers and employees.

The agro-environmental approach adopted by the cooperative and its members is accelerating and intensifying and now covers the use of alternative practices for the elimination of insecticides (mating disruption), reducing the use weedkillers, increasing the surface area of organically-grown vineyards and AgriConfiance Volet Vert certification for three of our cooperatives.

The SCA Vignerons du Val d’Orbieu aims to convert 10% of its surface under vine, i.e. 950ha, to organic growing within the next five years.  Vinadeis (via its majority shareholder cooperative) is now recognised as a GIEE (Economic and Environmental Interest Group) by the public authorities.

On 21 March 2018, an official partnership was formed between the SCA Vignerons du Val d’Orbieu and the Rhône Méditerranée Corse water agency. The objective of this framework agreement is to provide a solution to problems associated with water resources.

This is a high-priority issue for us and requires our urgent attention if we are to protect our local area.  As such, it is an issue that has to be taken seriously by all of our winegrowers.

Today, the agrienvironmental approaches of the cooperative and its members are accelerating and intensifying

OUR PRACTICES IN THE VINEYARDS

We have had an upstream strategy in place since 1995. The cooperative has created a set of specifications for good wine growing practices that we have named ‘Respect for Man and Nature’. Through the respect of these specifications, the cooperative wineries and their members, as well as the independent member wineries, commit to improving their practices in order to reduce their impact on the environment and ensure the health and safety of the winegrowers and employees.

The agro-environmental approach adopted by the cooperative and its members is accelerating and intensifying and now covers the use of alternative practices for the elimination of insecticides (mating disruption), reducing the use weedkillers, increasing the surface area of organically-grown vineyards and AgriConfiance Volet Vert certification for three of our cooperatives.

The SCA Vignerons du Val d’Orbieu aims to convert 10% of its surface under vine, i.e. 950ha, to organic growing within the next five years.  Vinadeis (via its majority shareholder cooperative) is now recognised as a GIEE (Economic and Environmental Interest Group) by the public authorities.

On 21 March 2018, an official partnership was formed between the SCA Vignerons du Val d’Orbieu and the Rhône Méditerranée Corse water agency. The objective of this framework agreement is to provide a solution to problems associated with water resources.

This is a high-priority issue for us and requires our urgent attention if we are to protect our local area.  As such, it is an issue that has to be taken seriously by all of our winegrowers.

Today, the agrienvironmental approaches of the cooperative and its members are accelerating and intensifying