« Montlobre wine is popular because the quality is very consistent, they look like Grands Vins but are very reasonably priced. They can be drunk when they’re young or after several years. Sustainable development is increasingly important to consumers : of course, the wine must taste good first and foremost, but wine enthusiasts want to know how it’s made and who’s making it so it’s an advantage to have a partner that considers these issues. »
« “Never mind the bottle, let’s just drink it.” This proverb fits Domaine de la Jasse run by Bruno Le Breton like a glove. I don’t necessarily mean “drink” as in drinking their delicious wine to excess but rather “drink in” the legacy of the wine estate, its team and the fully integrated CSR policy. I was pleasantly surprised by Bruno’s commitment (…). He managed to get all his colleagues involved in this continuous improvement policy by incorporating all the stakeholders (…). »
« Thanks to BLB’s CSR policy, we’ve established wine filtration with biodegradable plates which has enabled us to reduce non-recyclable waste and the amount of water used for bottling (…). What’s amazing about BLB VIGNOBLES is that any bottling waste is sorted and recycled (…). All their initiatives are indisputable improvements that I now suggest to my other clients. Some have already started using biodegradable plates despite being more expensive ! »
« CSR presents vital governance principles in a backdrop of sustainable development issues : ethics and accountability. Your system is therefore exemplary in our region. For citizens, it symbolises how the entire team at the wine estate has taken environmental, economic and social factors into account in their everyday work. For companies in the industry, it shows what can be done.
(…) On September 4th 2015 I attended the awarding of the CSR certification to Bruno Le Breton’s team at Domaine de la Jasse in Combaillaux. It recognised the "decision-maker’s responsibility in his decisions and actions towards society".
I thought to myself that we politicians should follow the example set by companies. So I contacted the head of AFNOR Certification - CEO Franck Lebeugle and his team - to present my parliamentary cabinet evaluation project as it adheres to the values that I have always believed in : transparency, debate without political splits... and they agreed. It’s a real challenge for them but also for my team and me… We’ll adapt our methods and plans based on the evaluation results - during the second half of 2016. »
« BLB’s CSR policy has set a benchmark (…). There are lots of people who walk their dog, cycle or ride horses in our vineyards. They tell us how much they enjoy visiting an increasingly green area where wildlife can flourish. The systematic ground cover of grass strips, ditches and rows of vines alongside hedgerow maintenance helps flora and fauna to flourish. »