"Ensure our durability while preserving the sustainability of our natural heritage: this is our commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Development. Our founding values guide us in our everyday actions, from vine to bottle, in order to take into account the social, economic & environmental issues".
Etienne Maffre, CEO
The first Rhone Valley Winery to be "Exemplary"
We have been voluntarily engaged in a quality process since 1990. All our equipments are BRC and IFS certified and meet the requirements of the HACCP standards. In 2011, we have committed ourselves to Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
In 2015, our Winery was awarded "level 3 - confirmed" of the AFAQ 26000 evaluation.
In 2018, as a result of our continued comitment to improving our practices and our impact on our stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers...) we were awarded the top level "4 - Exemplary". Maison Gabriel Meffre is the first "Responsible" Winery of the Rhone Valley.
Audrey Chaufournier, QSE Manager ”The first evaluation has enllightened our best practices and proposed opportunities for improvement. Be recognized as "Exemplary" three years later show the commitment of the whole Gabriel Meffre team and the fact that Sustainability is firmly rooted within our winery. This new step drives us to go even further”.
A commited team
One of the pillars of our Winery is the men & women who compose the Gabriel Meffre team. Thanks to their daily commitment and values, they contribute significantly to advances and progress. Each one of them, is part of the collective awareness towards better practices. The actions & initiatives we have implemented for more than 25 years participate to the development of our territory & environment :
Average length of service = 12,9 years (vs 10.5 in the sector – GRI LA1)
Gender equality with 52,2% of women (vs 41% in the sector – GRI LA1)
Average staff turnover of 15,1% (vs 54.3% in companies with over 50 employees in France – 2013/DARES)
- 1950 tons of glass saved between 2009 and 2014, equal to 1390 t GES CO²
- 14% decrease of the average weight of our bottles allowing optimised transport and causing less pollution
- 731 medals and rewards for our wines since 2008
- 19 new “innovation” projects currently under study
- 18% ow water consumption between 2010 & 2014, that is 11,800m3 of water saved vs a 12% rise in production
- 65% of phytosanitary purchases/ha on our estates between 2011 & 2015
- 1,5 tons of paper consumption between 2011 & 2014
+ 71% recycling of non-hazardous industrial waste
- 28% of waste tonnage produced between 2009 & 2014
100% attendee satisfaction for our “terroirs” sessions
38 events and 403 attendees at the wine cellar in 2015
A strong presence in professional organisations