Engagement

Our commitments

The Champagne vineyards are wholeheartedly committed to sustainable practices

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The Champagne industry is strongly committed

sustainable viticulture

Embracing an environmentally-friendly production method

The Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) initiative is the culmination of collective efforts which began more than two decades ago. The aim is manifold: better manage the use of inputs for the sake of health and the environment; protect and promote the terroir, biodiversity and the vineyards; practise responsible management of water, effluents, by-products and waste and reduce the energy dependency and carbon footprint of the industry.

2014 marked an important turning point with the introduction of the Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) certification. Eight years later, more than 60% of vineyards in the appellation have secured environmental certification, VDC certification in more than 40% of cases. In its commitment to continuous improvement, the wine-growing area has its sights set on achieving certification for 100% of its vineyards by 2030.

Our commitments 

14 700

This is the number of hectares with Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne (VDC) certification

43% of the Champagne region. Producing with the utmost respect for the environment is not just something we want to do, it’s a duty for such a famous Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée.

-20%

Carbon footprint per bottle since 2000

Champagne, pioneer of sustainable development.

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