Discover our traceable cognacs

OUR RAISON D'ÊTRE

From one generation to the next, we produce exceptional cognacs, born from a unique partnership of human talent and nature, that are served throughout the world.
This spirit of success leads us to continually invest in the future while cultivating the very best.

OUR RAISON D'ÊTRE

From one generation to the next, we produce exceptional cognacs, born from a unique partnership of human talent and nature, that are served throughout the world.
This spirit of success leads us to continually invest in the future while cultivating the very best.

Driven by an unflagging search for excellence, we are committed to:

  1. Taking into account the preservation of our planet and the fight against climate change in all our decisions,
  2. Innovating constantly while transmitting the essentials,
  3. Rallying all talents in our collective adventure,
  4. Sharing meaningful, rich tasting experiences,
  5. Embracing all the world’s cultures.
Please drink responsibly 

 

A STRICT COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The Maison Hennessy, whose various trades are intrinsically bound to Nature, launched a challenging and ambitious initiative 30 years ago, which led to implementing an environmental management system and ISO 14001 certification as early as 1998. This commitment and the determination to take action can be found in the 3 pillars of its responsibility approach.

1. Viticulture & Living Soils
Working hand in hand with our partners, we transform our viticultural processes with a view to restoring biodiversity and regenerating soils. Intrinsically bound to wood through the ageing of its eaux-de-vie in oak barrels, the Maison has also made a 10-year commitment to preserving and regenerating forest ecosystems. By 2030 Hennessy will have planted 1000 km of hedgerows in the Charente region and regenerated 50,000 hectares of forest throughout the world.

2. Production & Climate
Spurred by innovation, the Maison is working on reducing the weight of its bottles, limiting packaging and lowering its energy consumption. Because of its low CO2 impact, maritime shipping accounts for 90% of our overseas exportation. To take things a step further, we will soon be testing sail-powered cargo shipping for exports to the United States.

3. Society & Commitments
The Maison's commitment to the most diverse world populations is rooted in its history, resolutely focused on international markets from the very beginning. Like the Cognac region, committed from the outset with outstanding support for local associations, the Maison also invests in various communities in the regions it operates throughout the world.

In 2021, Hennessy published its first sustainability report to present the Maison's ambition and foster sustainable growth, stemming from its commitment to the environment and society.

Read the full report here

 

A VALUE CHAIN WITH ALL PARTNERS

A history stretching back over 250 years and a permanent focus on the future have forged the culture of the Maison as well as its constant search for excellence. For more than thirty years, the Hennessy teams, winegrowing partners and suppliers have worked tirelessly together to mitigate the environmental and societal impact of all steps in the Hennessy cognac life cycle. This collective and committed continuous improvement approach is a key link in a sustainable value chain.

A VALUE CHAIN WITH ALL PARTNERS

A history stretching back over 250 years and a permanent focus on the future have forged the culture of the Maison as well as its constant search for excellence. For more than thirty years, the Hennessy teams, winegrowing partners and suppliers have worked tirelessly together to mitigate the environmental and societal impact of all steps in the Hennessy cognac life cycle. This collective and committed continuous improvement approach is a key link in a sustainable value chain.

To ensure quality and certify authenticity; the Maison remains especially vigilant and committed in the fight against counterfeiting. Innovative techniques are employed from bottling to marketing to guarantee that consumers enjoy a true Hennessy cognac.

THE PRODUCT DNA TRACEABILITY METHODOLOGY

To ensure its transparency initiative meets the highest levels of quality, the Maison Hennessy works with Product DNA, a company specialising in environmental traceability and social commitment for over 15 years.

As the third-party guarantor of the methodology, Product DNA audits commitments made by the Maison as well as its initiatives with regard to all steps in the life cycle of its cognacs.

Verification of data published on the transparency platform is conducted during an annual audit of a representative sample from the period in question. This consists in collecting documentary evidence and discussions with all actors from each step in each activity. Only the physical streams and steps are taken into consideration.

With regard to the transparency platform, Hennessy relies on Respect Code, a blockchain-secured traceability solution that ensures the precision, accuracy and validity of the traceability of each product identified by a unique code, the Respect Code.. All the published information and evidentiary documents are irreversibly and securely registered in a blockchain designed using KPI technology.