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Make Every Moment Even Better With Piper-Heidsieck, Now B Corp Certified

Piper-Heidsieck Champagne was born out of a love story that began in 1785. German-born founder, Florens-Louis Heidsieck, wanted to craft a wine to seduce his lover. He succeeded. Since then, Piper-Heidsieck has become the most awarded Champagne house of the century,* and continues to be celebrated for its innovative ideas and commitment to excellence. Now, the House adds a new accolade to its long list of achievements: B Corp Certified, with a 91.9 score.

The B Corp certification is a highly rigorous sustainability certification that assesses the social and environmental impact of a company. Of 5,537 B Corporations worldwide in over 157 industries, only 23 of those are wine companies, which makes this achievement even more special. 

The certification was created by B Lab, a nonprofit founded in 2006, to help mission-driven businesses. What makes the B Corp certification so unique is that it assesses products and services as well as the overall positive impact of a company. It engages the company in a process of continuous improvement. Governance structure, employees, communities, and the environment are evaluated throughout the extensive review. By looking at its practices holistically, Piper-Heidsieck can see its impact on multiple aspects of both the local and global communities. 

The B Corp certification joins two existing sustainability certifications held by Piper-Heidsieck: Viticulture Durable en Champagne and Haute Valeur Environnementale*. By looking at sustainability through multiple benchmarks, Piper-Heidsieck strives to make not just great Champagnes, but Champagnes that do better.

Because every moment is now even #BetterWithPiper, we invited our Wine Enthusiast Future 40influencers to share their personal experiences with Piper-Heidsieck on Instagram. Check out their posts below and follow along as they make each day memorable with Piper-Heidsieck. 

 

 

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* Piper-Heidsieck’s Chief Winemakers have received the title of “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year,” awarded by the International Wine Challenge jury, nine times since the beginning of the century.
** VDC: Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne / HVE: High Environmental Value.

Published on September 27, 2022
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