Belvedere Vodka is a luxury brand of Polish vodka produced and distributed by LVMH. It is named after Belweder, the Polish presidential palace, whose illustration appears on the company's bottles. It is produced exclusively in Poland in the town of Żyrardów and has worldwide distribution. Belvedere produces a variety of flavoured variants of their vodka. All Belvedere vodka uses Dankowskie Gold Rye along with pure artesian water from their own wells and is distilled four times. In 2012, Belvedere became a named partner in the RED campaign together with other brands such as Apple Inc, Nike, Girl and Converse. The campaign's mission is to prevent the transmission of the HIV virus from mother to child by 2015.
LVMH published an environment charter signed by Bernard Arnault in 2001. This document aims to continually heighten the commitment and awareness of all Group employees. It sets out key principles, including a commitment to best-in-breed environmental performance, encouraging collective initiatives, formally structuring risk prevention and pursuing commitments that extend beyond the enterprise. This commitment was renewed in 2003 when LVMH joined the United Nations Global Compact initiated by Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The LVMH corporate environmental affairs department ensures close tracking of all related issues at the central level. It supervises a quarterly committee meeting attended by representatives of each Group company. The Group is also directly involved in many French and European environmental organisations.
The Environmental Affairs Department deploys a wide range of resources to align the Group with global best practices. These include regulatory and technical intelligence, creation of specific management tools, risk prevention, training and awareness building, audits and management of reporting.
Each Group company has also developed its own environmental management system with support from the corporate environmental affairs department. Several of the LVMH companies have embraced ISO 14001 certification, including Hennessy, Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
Is knowledgeable about their suppliers' environmental and social practices
This brand ensures their suppliers have policies preventing forced and/or child labour