The vignerons en Développement Durable are committed...


Vignerons en Développement Durable helps raise the level of environmental awareness as well as all social and regional impacts on economic development.
From cultivating vineyards to the consumer's glass of wine, we guarantee the quality of our products, while respecting individuals and the environment.
Sustainable development contributes to our companies' innovation strategy by turning constraints into opportunities for development.


Our 37 commitments:

Category 1 - Governance and management practices

1. Commitment of the management team

The management team's commitment covers the 3 pillars of Sustainable Development (economic, social and environmental) from planting the vines to launching the products on the market.

2. Strategy, policy and goals

The strategy, policy and goals are based on the 3 pillars of Sustainable Development.

3. Management system

The company's operations are guided by an established management system that includes social and environmental dimensions.

4. Organization and responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of each employee in terms of Sustainable Development are defined.

5. Participation, involvement and motivation of personnel

The personnel are consulted and managers encourage employee motivation.

6. Internal communication

Downward, well-organized and regular internal communication.

7. External communication

The company interacts with interested parties and issues the Sustainable Development report annually.

8. Regulatory monitoring

Regulatory monitoring is conducted.

9. Fostering universal principles

The application of the leading principles in the form of initiatives (the use of environmentally-friendly products, strict compliance with International Labor Organization directives...).

10. Taking the interests of stakeholders into account

Stakeholders are identified, their expectations prioritized and translated into challenges for the company.

11. Purchasing policy

Wines, products and services are mainly purchased from suppliers involved in the Sustainable Development approach, with specifications in compliance with these requirements. Suppliers and their interests are also taken into account.

12. Vineyard Policy

Sustainable Development standards are applied to wine growing enterprises representing a harvest declaration of at least 50%.

13. Measuring performance

The dashboards distributed within the company incorporate certain economic, environmental and social data.

Category 2 - Economic performance

14. Customer relations and risks

As the clientele is highly diverse, customer relations methods are formalized and applied.

15. Productivity

Greater productivity thanks to an improvement in working conditions.

16. Costs and investments

The company maintains a balance between debt and capacity for self-finance.

17. Profitability and sharing of added value

When the company earns money, employees share in the capital.

18. Storage and flow management

Good storage practices are applied: first in, first out, proper storage conditions, disposal of non-moving stock...

Category 3 - Social and territorial responsibility

19. General working conditions

Employees are actively involved in improving working conditions (workstations, meeting places, social events…).

20. Equity

Principles of non-discriminatory recruitment, integration of disabled persons and transparency concerning terms of remuneration are respected.

21. Jobs, skills and training

A year-long training program is organized, an annual interview helps determine the employees' needs and HR indicators (level of training and expertise…) are part of the company's dashboard.

22. Hygiene, health and safety

A training session covering rules pertaining to hygiene, health and safety is offered to all employees and an occupational health and safety management system has been set up.

23. Territorial integration

Collaborative initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life within the community and participating in its development are promoted; employees and producers are encouraged to play an active role on a local level (festive, cultural, athletic and political).

24. Product liability

A management system prevents risks linked to product use (regular audits of the food safety and hygiene system, IFS/BRC/ISO22000 certifications); the effects of excessive product consumption are mentioned on the product labels (degree of alcohol, pictogram of a pregnant woman); all communication materials are in compliance with the rules and regulations in effect.

25. Occupational risks

A risk prevention plan (awareness raising, evacuation exercises, etc.) is implemented; the site is protected in order to prevent malicious acts in particular.

Category 4 - Environmental responsibility

26. Water: consumption management

Water consumption is monitored, and methods of limiting water consumption in production stages that require the most water are implemented.

27. Water: pollution

Treatment of wastewater is in compliance with regulations and constant research is conducted on clean technologies.

28. Energy: consumption

A reduction plan has been implemented for the stations that consume the most energy.

29. Air: pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

The carbon footprint is measured and a reduction plan has been set up for the stations that emit the most pollution.

30. Waste

Waste is processed and the results are incorporated into the specifications of the waste processing companies.

31. Soil management and pollution

The quality of the soil on the company's site is assessed; effluents are channeled and the soil is stabilized.

32. Biodiversity on a regional level

A territory analysis is carried out.

33. Impact on the landscape

Measures aimed at preventing the degradation and improving the quality of the landscape are implemented; particular care is given to the area surrounding the company and the integration of industrial buildings.

34. Noise and odor

Restriction and treatment measures have been set up to limit the impact on the surrounding area.

35. Transport and Logistics

A logistics action plan to reduce transportation distances has been developed.

36. Eco design

Environmental parameters have been integrated into the company's design procedure for processes and/or products.

37. Employee transportation

Rather than driving to work alone, each employee is encouraged to us an alternative solution (going by foot, bike, car pooling…).

Logo Groupe ICV

The ICV Group ensures the implementation and monitoring of the members' commitments in 3 areas:

  • training
  • assistance
  • certification


The companies that use the Vignerons en Développement Durable collective trademark ensure all the guarantees required by the trademark usage regulations.

The 3 principal guarantees are:

Guarantee #1 :

50% of the 37 Sustainable Development commitments are fulfilled

Guarantee #2 :

Governance and management practices: a minimum of 30% of the commitments are fulfilled
Economic performance: a minimum of 30% of the commitments are fulfilled
Social and territorial challenges: a minimum of 30% of the commitments are fulfilled
Environmental Responsibility: a minimum of 30% of the commitments are fulfilled

Guarantee #3 :

The commitments concerning the Vineyard Policy are fulfilled

The advantages
of Vignerons en
Développement Durable

through action

Vignerons en Développement Durable puts this approach into practice through concrete actions.
Here are some examples...