Environment at the heart of the staff management system
At Hennessy, annual environmental protection goals are incorporated into the management performance evaluation system. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has included an environmental indicator (based on water consumption and heating-related energy consumption) in calculating the profit-sharing that gives employees a stake in the company's performance. .
Environment in the offices
In order to raise offices employees' environmental awareness, members of the Environmental Commission designed a brochure personalised for each company which recalls the simple "green actions", key figures to limit one's impact on the environment: conserving energy, sorting waste, limiting use of forms of transportation that pollute (aircraft and automobile), reducing noise… So far, all Hennessy, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin and the corporate staff received this brochure.
The Wines & Spirits Sector in nature school
Due to their ISO 14001 certification, Jas Hennessy and co, Krug and Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin companies trained all their staff to environmental awareness. Some of them received specific training due to their activity: Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin vineyard staff thus received training sessions to water management, pressing effluents management, integrated grape production and safety.
Moët & Chandon organized environmental consciousness-raising sessions for 563 people, all functions and all departments combined (Marketing, Human Resources, Operations, Administration, etc.). Totaling more than 1,700 hours in 2003, they were part of an operation to sensitize all Moët & Chandon employees that was conducted from 2002 to early 2004.
Responsibility commitment by Watches & Jewelry Sector
The LVMH group has been an active member of the Responsible Jewellery Council since 2005. This international non-profit organization created in 2005 includes 130 companies in the diamond and gold supply chain. It aims to promote responsible ethical, social and environmental practices and human rights throughout the industry, from mine to retail.
The Council's certification process provides an assurance of conformity for the entire industry. It constitutes a label of confidence for consumers with sound credibility thanks to the use of independent third party auditors. In 2010, the five LVMH companies in the Watches & Jewelry Sector initiated this certification process.