Founded in 1772 in Reims, France, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses.
Founded in 1772, Veuve Clicquot is among the most prestigious Champagne Houses. Its extensive holdings, many originally purchased by Madame Clicquot, stretch throughout the top-rated areas of the Champagne region and are exceptional in size and quality. As in Madame Clicquot’s day, bottles age in the house’s vast, vaulted cellars in Reims, portions of which were constructed some 2,000 years ago by the Romans.
The remarkable Madame Clicquot (1777-1866) is considered to have been one of the first business women of the modern era. Widowed in 1805 at the age of 27, Madame Veuve Clicquot (born Ponsardin) defied every convention of the day to take the helm of her late husband’s small champagne house. She personally supervised cellar activities and introduced the innovative production techniques that are still used today. Champagne Veuve Clicquot is known internationally for its classically styled and full-bodied champagne.
Both a champagne house in Reims, France, and a brand of premium champagne, Veuve Clicquot was founded in 1772 by Philippe Clicquot-Muiron. Veuve Clicquot played an important role in establishing champagne as a favoured drink of haute bourgeoisie and nobility throughout Europe. The company is now owned by the LVMH Group.
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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, Moet & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot.
So Clicquot, So Responsible. Please drink responsibly.