Earth atmospheric degradation and global warming have been a concern over civilization for centuries now, but the latest dreadful incidents in the past few decades have increased the concern to another level – the rapid extinction of marine life and wildlife, plastic islands in the Pacific ocean, the intoxication of water bodies and atmospheric air, Ozone layer depletion – are few of the severe incidents that have completely disbalance the entire normalcy of mother mature and its tie to human civilization. Hence governments in assistance with different public and private companies are taking different initiatives within their capability to sustain the Earth as much as possible. Moët Hennessy – a wine and spirits manufacturing company, announced their latest entry to the program of limiting global warming, illustrating their rising concern of climate change by the ambition to sustain life on the soil as well as by increasing the socio-cultural and atmospheric status to produce a healthy world all around. As stated by Louis Pasteur, a French Chemist – “A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world.” A philosophy that has become the emblem of Moët Hennessy’s “Living Soils Living Together” campaign, a vision expecting continuous progress on the human state and in terms of knowledge, methods, and technology to create a better future.
Moët Hennessy has been spotted in the environmental responsibility and paths to Earth’s sustainability for quite some time now. They believe that their sharing expertise is the best way to meet the environmental challenges faced in the viticultural and aerospace sector changing the entire norm of ecology. They have also invited numerous international experts to share and discuss the solutions to an agora space with an eco-design and also to draft the future and sustainability of winemaking activities. The fashion of the Moët Hennessy space engages with all the players in the industry to forge collective responses to the fundamental climate challenges facing the entire viticulture and aerospace sector today. To accelerate their efforts, Moët Hennessy has set a goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in absolute value by 2030, compared to 2019, across scopes 1, 2, and 3, a target set under the Paris Climate Agreement. Moët Hennessy also stated earlier this year that their target has already been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Standing in the era of crisis, this initiative and contribution by the spirit industry to the environmental challenges are indeed astonishing, as they occupy a big share in the Industrial world. The Moët Hennessy rejuvenation project implies a new typology in business practice, initiating more and more industries to contribute to revivifying the world. An initiative that was spotlighted first in the Paris edition of Vinexpo, and international wines & spirits exhibition, which later transferred to an event featuring panels discussing Climate issues, Eco-designing, Global warming, Biodiversity, and others. Therefore, marking the entry of the spirit industry into the environmental sustainability program, and the approval of targets by SBTi for Moët Hennessy or any other organization is indeed a very significant milestone to achieve especially in the sustainability efforts. As SBTi is an organization that works in collaboration with CDP(Customer Data Platform), World Resources Institute (WRI), the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), one of the key organizations focused on aligning corporate environmental sustainability action with the global goals of limiting climate change.
“Sustainable development is for us a form of humanism – a benevolent, rational and modern humanism. We believe we have an important responsibility alongside the wines and spirits industry to significantly reduce our carbon footprint throughout the value chain while developing biodiversity in our regions. We have set ambitious goals that we are committed to following regularly and integrating into Moët Hennessy’s overall strategy. Through the “Living Soils” program, Moët Hennessy aims to unite its communities across the world and develop a global social responsibility program”.Philippe Schaus (Chairman and CEO of Moët Hennessy)
To achieve this goal, Moët Hennessy is said to focus on four measures with the greatest impact on reducing its carbon footprint:
- Reduce the carbon impact from raw materials
- Design eco-conscious packaging
- Leverage renewable energy
- Foster low-carbon transportation
As stated by the LVMH that Moët Hennessy’s teams all share and support this ambition, which forms part of the responsible company’s policy, and commits to integrating this challenge into their daily operations. Sandrine Sommer, Moët Hennessy’s Director of Sustainable Development, commented on this crucial update of the Moët Hennessy’s status: “While we are aware that this is a very ambitious goal, that’s what we must set for ourselves to meet one of the greatest challenges facing our planet today. We will need the help of our teams and partners to implement bold initiatives, and also count on disruptive innovations to achieve our climate goal.”
About Moët Hennessy:
Moët Hennessy, the Wine, and Spirit division of a French-holding multinational corporation company called LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, specializes in goods and items. LVMH expanded to spirit business in 1987 after merging with the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and the cognac producer Hennessy, creating Moët Hennessy, the world’s most prestigious brand presently encompassing among the top 25% of the most prestigious and riches international brand on land, the quality of their products and the expertise is what made them stand out the most. The latest ambition to focus on leaving a better world for future generations, Moët Hennessy has been committed to the Living Soils Living Together program for many years now. It focuses on four key commitments, namely soil reclamation, climate mitigation, community engagement, and staff empowerment. Moët Hennessy is proud to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.