Certifications and Commitments
Vicard Group, an environmentally friendly company committed to sustainability
At the Vicard Group, we are deeply committed to sustainable development. This commitment is the result of rigorous efforts, over many years, regarding the origin of our wood, controlling the procurement, hygiene and traceability of our raw material.
The different entities of the VICARD group are certified PEFC® since 2009. This certification is based on the implementation a chain of control whose aim is to monitor the entire wood industry, from the forest to the end user. Thanks to this programme, the Vicard Group also contributes to sustainable management of forests through concrete actions regulated by international rules (ONF).
To adapt to the new regulatory and food safety requirements, we have implemented a HACCP system recognition.
Bureau Veritas recognises and certifies our environmentally friendly approach, and certifies the French provenance of our woods. Our internal traceability protocol was in fact used by Bureau Veritas as a basis for establishing an industry standard.
Finding new uses for all unused raw material
In cooperage, it is estimated that 70% of the raw material is wasted during stave production (organic waste).
During barrel production, dry waste is estimated at 30%. 100% of these wastes (organic and dry) are reused.
Raw material optimisation: environmentally friendly barrels
We have developed a range of environmentally friendly barrels, produced using oak parts previously unused in cooperage.Find Out More
Innovation in the service of sustainable development
Vicard Group, an environmentally friendly company
committed to sustainability