CSR Policy

CSR policy

The Borie Casteja Animation Participation Group, chaired by Philippe Castéja, took over the GVG Group in 2011.
The takeover has enabled the GVG Group to develop its activities with the same values and the same “family philosophy”.
Philippe Castéja represents the tenth generation of owners in Pauillac. He has twice been chairman of the “Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bordeaux”, is a French External Trade Advisor, runs the Wine and Spirits Exporters’ Federation and sits on the INAO standing committee.
GVG is heavily committed to a social responsibility policy. This is illustrated by ongoing environmental discussion and an ethical commitment that is clearly expressed to all employees and suppliers.
GVG is built on a human scale and relies on effective, highly-motivated employees.
Its IFS and BRC “Superior Version” certification is a guarantee to customers of a real commitment to social, environmental and economic issues.
Particular attention is paid to the company’s social policy, especially in the following areas:

    •  Health in the workplace

Since 2008, the company has introduced a prevention and action programme in partnership with CARSAT (Pension and Occupational Health Fund). This has led to a spectacular reduction in health indicators and a better quality of life at work. GVG was chosen by CARSAT in 2010 as a leading wine company in this field


    • Fighting against discrimination:

The company is involved in a number of initiatives to fight against discrimination and in favour of equal opportunities:
- As a result of regular discussions with “Cap Emploi Bordeaux”, a number of workers recognised as disabled have joined the company.
- The company also exceeds the legal quota of 6% disabled employees.
- The company has worked with CRAMA (Aquitaine Regional Health Insurance Fund) to introduce an experimental scheme for older workers, offering training, information and individual advice and assessment.


    • Developing skills and employability:

The company’s training /skills/APEL (acquired skills) policy has been published.
The policy is a long-term one and forms part of the skills and employability development plan that GVG is looking to implement to improve its productivity, performance and employee motivation.
The policy’s announced aims are:
- to provide answers to the issue of employability and meet employee expectations,
- to accompany changes in the business and the company,
- to meet IFS and BRC quality requirements and commitments,
- to optimise individual training programmes and make them more reliable.

In June 2011, the company was mentioned in TGV Magazine’s special report on “The new faces in Wine” for its employee support programme.