The nature of our economic model implies a number of strategic commitments towards our economic and social eco-system.
The quality management system (complying with the ISO 9001 standard) and the food safety management system (complying with the ISO 22000 standard) of the Grap’Sud group work for our customers’ and our members’ satisfaction and make for continuous improvement.
Our Quality team thus ensures that our approach is dynamic and our systems, robust.
Sustainable development is part of the intrinsic nature of our co-operative group. Through its activity of valorisation of the co-products from the winemaking sector, the Grap’Sud group has been working for more than 60 years in a virtuous circular economy approach.
That activity encompasses, in particular, the production of second generation bio-ethanol, the valorisation of its dry by-products in the production of steam in our biomass-fired boiler, the valorisation of moist by-products in agronomy and more specifically our members’ vines, and the valorisation of land through spreading, which provides fodder for the neighbouring livestock farms.
Since its creation, the Grap'Sud group has always adopted a proactive policy for the protection of the environment and the reduction of its impacts. That policy is especially reflected in constant optimisation of its processes and the desire to go still further in the valorisation of its by-products.
As the Grap’Sud group possesses sites that are classified for the protection of the environment, it complies with the French ICPE regulations in force and so is involved in:
Through its co-operative model, the Grap’Sud group works with nearly 5,000 winemakers, thus contributing to the preservation of rural employment in France. Above and beyond the social aspect of its approach and strengthened by its capacity for innovation, the group is providing itself with the means to develop in France and internationally in order to perpetuate its activities and those of its members.