Moët Hennessy and Solar Impulse continue to Celebrate Sustainability in 2016

Goodyear, AZ, May 3, 2016 — Moët Hennessy, Official Partner, reaffirms its support for Solar Impulse and its pursuit of the first round-the-world flight powered only by solar energy.

“Celebrating Sustainability”

Solar Impulse
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Its support of Solar Impulse as an Official Partner shows Moët Hennessy’s taste for pushing the envelope and conquering new territories, as well as recognizing the role of excellence and innovation as two key drivers of progress worldwide.

Growth in the Moët Hennessy group and its 22 prestigious brands has been powered by their pioneering spirit and the conquest of new territories. The first consignment of champagne was dispatched to Russia in 1780 by Veuve Clicquot. Hennessy began exporting cognac to the United States in 1787, two years before the French Revolution, followed by China in 1859. Today, Moët Hennessy exports 95% of its production and is the world’s leading producer and exporter of luxury wines and spirits.

Supporting Solar Impulse also means celebrating a leap towards a better world. Moët Hennessy wants to raise awareness of the vast potential of renewable energy sources. Moët Hennessy, which derives all its products from the earth, has a proactive environmental policy based on seven key elements: sustainable agriculture, energy, water and effluents, waste and recycling, ecological design, a green supply chain and choosing responsible providers.

Moët Hennessy’s California wineries Domaine Chandon and Newton Vineyards exemplify its commitment to sustainability. Both estates adopted a new environmental policy for managing their vineyards and obtained Napa Green Winery certification with a focus on the Napa Green Certified Land Program. The program is designed to protect watersheds in Northern California and habitats through sustainable farming practices, ecosystem protection, soil restoration projects, and measures to combat erosion as well as energy savings and waste reduction.

The Solar Impulse project is directly in line with the importance that Moët Hennessy gives to sustainable development (“celebrating sustainability”) as well as Moët Hennessy’s pioneering spirit. 

Giving the challenge an emotional flavor

Moët Hennessy will be with the Solar Impulse team every step of the way to celebrate every challenge and every success. Upon the landing of the Solar Impulse we greeted the commanding pilot, André Borschberg, with a golden jeroboam of Moët & Chandon to toast his incredible courage and achievement.

Moët Hennessy’s 6,000 employees all over the world will participate in the adventure through multiple digital and social media channels:

To access information, press releases, background documents, HD pictures and videos, please visit:

User: solar-impulse

Password: zerofuelairplane-2012

About Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse is the only airplane with almost unlimited endurance capable of flying day and night without fuel and without emissions. Solar Impulse set 8 world records during the first half of its round-the-world tour in 2015. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the two Co-Founders and Co-Pilots, flew a total of 19,957 km across 7 countries in 255 hours. The adventure continues in 2016 as the plane will fly from Hawaii to Abu Dhabi, crossing over the United States, the Atlantic Ocean and Southern Europe / Northern Africa. Solar Impulse demonstrates that a pioneering spirit, innovation and clean technologies offer opportunities for a better world.


About Moët Hennessy

Moët Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of LVMH, the world’s leading luxury products group. Moët Hennessy, the largest luxury wine and spirits company in the world, encompasses 22 prestigious brands internationally renowned for the excellent quality of their land, their craftsmanship and their products. In the United States, Moët Hennessy brands include Hennessy, Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Dom Pérignon, Ruinart, Krug, Belvedere, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Chandon, Newton, Cheval des Andes, Terrazas de los Andes, Cloudy Bay, Cape Mentelle, Numanthia and Smoke Tree.

Press contacts:

Moët Hennessy USA:

Christina Monaco / / 212-251-8276

Julia Fitzroy / /646- 852-5993

Dog and a Duck:

Marisa Bettencourt / / 925-817-0596


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