ECOLOGICAL STORAGE AHEAD OF ITS TIME
The Crayères (chalk quarries), use for storing and maturing Ruinart wine, offer a constant natural temperature between 10 and 12°C. Apart from the 100% LED lighting, no other energy is used during storage.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
The energy used to create one bottle of champagne (1.1 kWh, on average) is from renewable sources. In the vineyards, a dozen of electric tractors are used since 2012.
CHOOSING “GREEN” GLASS
Since 2015, a “green” cooling liquid, obtained from fermented corn sugar, is used to disgorge bottles. This reduces energy consumption by 20% and requires approximately 40% less product.
Packaging represents 42% of our carbon emissions, of which in particular, glass bottles.
PRIORITISING LOCAL SUPPLIERS
• 87% of packaging elements - including bottles, gift boxes, corks and transport crates - are made in France and 12% in Western Europe.
• 66% of our serving and promotional tools come from France or Western Europe.
• 100% of our coloured glass bottles are made in Champagne from recycled glass.
ECO-DESIGN POLICY SINCE 2012
This eco-design approach is leading to major changes:
• In 2015, all plastic packaging have been definitively eliminated.
• In 2019, the second skin case was launched, a disruptive case made of 99% paper and recyclable.
To reduce the carbon emissions generated by transport, Ruinart has reviewed all its habits, right up to the "final kilometre".
In 2014, planes have been abandoned for both commercial deliveries and raw materials supply. Internationally, more than 85% of the champagne deliveries are made by boat, 15% by land.
In France, 55% of the lorry fleet used for deliveries runs on electricity or biogas.