May 17, 2020

Moët Hennessy’s sustainable practices

Moët Hennessy
Electric Vehicles
Sophie Chapman
2 min
Moët Hennessy operates electric vehicles
Moët Hennessy has been demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development for almost 30 years, starting with the Champagne houses in 1990, and cur...

Moët Hennessy has been demonstrating its commitment to sustainable development for almost 30 years, starting with the Champagne houses in 1990, and currently with a majority of their brands from Moët & Chandon to Belvedere Vodka.

Sustainability plays an important role in Moët Hennessy’s mission, with the Maisons at the forefront, protecting the environment within their distilleries and wineries across the globe.


Electric Vehicles, Hennessy operates the largest fleet of electric vehicles of any private business in France. Switching to electric vehicles cuts CO2 emissions by 80% compared with the fossil fuel fleet. Today, a full 80% of the Hennessy fleet comprises Renault and BMW electric vehicles.


Conserving Energy, Belvedere is committed to sustainability and driven by a dedication to conversing energy during the vodka distillation process and shifting fuel sourcing from oil to natural gas. Through these conscientious practices, the brand has been able to reduce CO2 emissions by 42% since 2012.


Moet & Chandon

Electric Tractors, In 2015, Moët & Chandon expanded its vineyard fleet. Designed by the Champagne firm Kremer Énergie, the T4E is the world’s first 100% electric high-clear tractor. Since it uses no fossil fuel, it generates zero carbon emissions while meeting Moët & Chandon’s technical specifications for both milling and treatment work –a perfect pairing with the Champagne house’s commitment to sustainable winemaking.


Prevention of Pollution, Non-Renewable Resources & WasteGlenmorangie aims to do all that they can to prevent pollution arising from their business, to minimize their use of non-renewable resources, reduce and control pollutants or waste resulting from the operations.

Restoring the oyster reefs, A ground-breaking environmental project pioneered by Glenmorangie has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around its Highland home after a century’s absence. The project’s vision is to restore long-lost oyster reefs to the Firth, to enhance biodiversity and also act in tandem with the anaerobic digestion plant to purify the by-products created through the distillation process – an environmental first for a Distillery.


Owls at Vineyards, As opposed to using rodenticides to rid their fields of critters eating their grapes, Chandon have owl boxes to encourage owls to nest & work as a natural pest control strategy

Conserving Water, Chandon monitors the water content in the soil and vines, allowing parsimonious use of their water resources. Their vineyards are irrigated almost entirely by reclaimed or collected water.

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Jul 26, 2021

Jacobs amplifies sustainability practices with PlanBeyond 2

Helen Adams
2 min
Civil engineering company Jacobs integrates Sustainable Development Goals

Civil engineering group, Jacobs, is reinforcing environmental, social and governance (ESG) alignment across the business, through the implementation of a new global approach, PlanBeyondSM 2.0. This will propel the integration of sustainability throughout operations and client solutions.

Jacobs provides consulting and project delivery, for both the government and the private sector. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and has a revenue of US$13bn. 

With the launch of PlanBeyond 2.0, sustainability will be even more deeply integrated into Jacobs' global workforce. PlanBeyond 2.0 continues Jacobs' commitment to embed sustainability across all solutions — with accelerated investment in ESG growth sectors including energy transition, sectoral decarbonisation, environmental stewardship, health and social value.  


Jacobs aims to hit its sustainability targets

In 2015, the United Nations set up the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, targets agreed to by all United Nations Member States to end poverty, support the environment and create social wellbeing. 

Jacobs believes that all 17 of the goals are interconnected. Through stakeholder engagement and assessment, Jacobs has identified six core SDGs, which have been turned into business objectives:

  • To advance the health and wellbeing of society
  • Deliver solutions for the global water and sanitation crisis
  • Foster a culture of technology and innovation 
  • Create a fair and inclusive future for all
  • Develop efficient solutions that deliver net environmental and societal gain
  • Address the climate emergency


Jacobs’ employees will expand their understanding of sustainability

Additionally, Jacobs will educate and empower its employees across the company by increasing their knowledge of sustainability, so that all client solutions across its global markets can be designed to contribute toward a resilient future. Employees will:

  • Have access to training courses 
  • Be offered project tools to reinforce sustainability plans and targets
  • Be introduced to climate risk and resilience practices


"As a purpose-led company, we recognise that our biggest opportunity to positively address climate change and societal inequalities comes from the solutions we provide our clients — from the world's largest infrastructure projects to mission-critical outcomes and sustainable design", said Steve Demetriou, Jacobs Chair and CEO. "We consider it not only good business, but our obligation to channel our expansive capabilities in resilient infrastructure, regenerative design, clean water, green energy and social value toward benefitting people and the planet, while continuing to outperform and drive superior stakeholder value."

Sustainability at Jacobs means ‘Pursuing long-term business resilience and success while positively contributing toward the economy, society and the environment’ - this can’t be done without the Jacobs team understanding why sustainability is so important and achievable.

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