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Wednesday, October 27 2021 - 04:03
Moet Hennessy expands commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, with ambitious targets approved by SBTi
PARIS, Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Moet Hennessy, world leader in premium wines and spirits, is pleased to 
announce its new ambitions to help limit global warming. The core objective 
consists in adopting the 1.5 degrees C target, as stipulated under the Paris 
Agreement and confirmed by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

For several years now, Moet Hennessy brands have implemented several measures 
to optimize their carbon footprint throughout their value chain. In order to 
accelerate its efforts, Moet Hennessy has set an ambitious goal of reducing its 
greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in absolute value by 2030, compared to 2019, a 
cross scopes 1, 2 and 3. This commitment is another important step in its 
sustainability program: Living Soils Living Together.

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Created by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), United Nations Global Compact, 
World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the SBTi’s mission 
consists in helping companies set GHG emission reduction targets aligned with 
the latest climate science.

“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,” said Philippe Schaus, President of Moet Hennessy.

In order to achieve this ambitious goal, Moet Hennessy will 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 and foster low-carbon transportation. Moet Hennessy’s teams 
all share and support this ambition, which forms part of the responsible 
company’s policy, and commit to integrating this challenge into their daily 
operations. In addition, LVMH’s Wines and Spirits division will continue to 
work closely with its external partners, from suppliers to customers, to 
achieve this target together. 

“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,” said 
Sandrine Sommer, Moet Hennessy’s Director of Sustainable Development.

About Moet Hennessy

Moet Hennessy, the Wines and Spirits division of LVMH, encompasses twenty-five 
prestigious brands internationally renowned for the richness of their land, the 
quality of their products and the expertise with which they are crafted. LVMH 
Vin d’Exceptions also represents prestigious wine estates.

With a focus on leaving a better world for future generations, Moet Hennessy 
has been committed to the Living Soils Living Together program for many years. 
It focuses on four key commitments, namely soil reclamation, climate 
mitigation, community engagement and staff empowerment. Moet Hennessy is proud 
to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.

About the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Launched in June 2015, the SBTi is a joint project of the Carbon Disclosure 
Project (CDP), United Nations Global Compact, World Resource Institute (WRI) 
and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The initiative aims to encourage companies to set greenhouse gas (GHG) 
reduction targets reflecting scientific recommendations. The goal consists in 
promoting strategies aligned with the level of decarbonization required to 
maintain global temperature increases under 2 degrees C, or even under 1.5 
degrees C, above pre-industrial temperatures, in accordance with the 
recommendations of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the 
Paris Climate Agreement.

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Moet Hennessy
Jean-Christophe Laizeau
Director of External Relations 

Source: Moet Hennessy