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.
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.