Quality and environment

Carbon footprint

In 2009,  Joseph Mellot had its product and carbon footprint assessments done in order to measure its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and more importantly to attempt to reduce them.

This initiative allowed us to see what our major sources of emissions were and to think of ways to improve on them. Quantifying enables us to take action.

Our objective for 2013: With the manufacture and disposal of packaging being the highest source of GHG emissions - 332 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent - Joseph Mellot has decided to reduce its CO2 emissions by 15% by using multilayer PET bottles for some of its white wines, for example.

PET bottles are light (54 grams) versus 480 to 980 grams for a glass bottle. The advantages are clear : reduction in the amount for fuel used for transport, 68% reduction of CO2 before bottling, PET is 100% recyclable, as is the screwcap. The product assessment proved that PET is no more polluting than glass, and in addition, using it reduces by one third the overall environmental impact of bringing Joseph Mellot’s wines to the market. We are studying additional ways of making improvements in other areas such as freight and transportation of both merchandise and people.


Environment indicators:

2014 objectives as compared to results for 2013


Energy savings :

2013 results : consumption of electricity 313,546 kW/year
2014 objectives: 320,000 kW


Water savings :

2013 results: consumption: 1,154 m3/year
2014 objective: 1,300 m3


Fuel savings :  

2013 results : fuel consumption: 19,582 L/year
2014 objective : 19,000 L


Recycling of dry materials 2013 results :

Glass : 8 containers/year
2014 objectives : 10 containers
2013 Cardboard : 14,52 tons/year
2014 objectives: 15 tons
2013 Plastic : 3.58 tons/year
2014 objectives: 3.5 tons

Carbon footprint

2013 results
Quantity of GHG emitted by packaging: 542 tons/year of carbon dioxide equivalent
2014 objectives : inferior 25 tons for 100000 cols