When we talk about sustainability, we try to think holistically and look not only at the vineyard but at everything that relates to our business. Our sustainability policy is anchored in three pillars: eco friendly, carbon friendly and social responsibility.
Our aim is to be ecologically responsible in the vineyard, in the cellar, in the choice of dry materials for bottling and also when it comes to the safety of our team.
We adhere to and actively develop our sustainability practices in the 3 areas listed below. For some we have certifications or partnerships, for others we have developed our own charter.
Since 2003, we have been following the ecological specifications of “Terra Vitis” and have recently been certified HVE level 3 (the highest certification by the French state). At the same time, we go one step further with techniques such as “Sexual Confusion”: the use of biological pheromones to control destructive moths, instead of treating them with neurotoxic pesticides.
50% of the carbon footprint of a bottle of Château Canet comes from packaging, 27% is emitted in the vineyards and the remaining 23% in the cellar.
To neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions associated with a bottle of Chateau Canet (700g CO²), we work with sustainable reforestation companies and plant trees around the world.
Social responsibility is part of our core values: the health and safety of our team, consumers and suppliers, equal opportunities, sustainable governance or responsible sourcing. Inspired by B-Corp, CSR and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN), we have developed our internal Corporate Social Responsibility Charter.