Our commitment to sustainable and responsible development
The Hardy Cognac House's commitment to responsible development is deeply rooted in its values and its vision of a sustainable future. As a prestigious brand that is aware of its environmental impact, Hardy strives to implement ethical practices in order to be part of an increasingly transparent approach to sustainable development.
More than 10 years ago, Hardy was one of the first houses to embark on an organic cognac adventure with the launch of its VSOP Organic. The result of a long-term effort to select small, high-quality batches for production, VSOP Organic reflects Hardy's desire to protect the biodiversity of the Cognac region. It has been awarded Ecocert* certification and specific approval for the American market in accordance with the NOP (National Organic Program) regulations, thus guaranteeing:
- Respect for living ecosystems and animal welfare
- Maintaining high levels of biodiversity and soil fertility
- A ban on synthetic chemical pesticides and GMOs
- Responsible use of natural resources
*Ecocert is an international inspection and certification body for organic food and farming.
Hardy is also working to reduce its carbon footprint by optimising its production processes and refocusing its purchasing and supplier sourcing as much as possible in France and Europe.
The new Fier et Hardy bottles, which will be launched in 2023 to mark the 160th anniversary of the house, reflect this commitment to increasingly sustainable packaging:
- Boxes made from recycled cardboard and paper produced in Rochechouart (87) and FSC certified with FSC Chain of Custody.
- 100% recycled, FSC-certified labels made in Cognac
- Bottles 150g lighter (700g vs. 850g for the 70cl), saving 18 tonnes of glass*, equivalent to 18 tonnes of CO2 (or 18 flights from Paris to New York or 60,000 km by car).
1 tonne of glass = 1 tonne of CO2
*Source : Saverglass