In 2012, the Rouvinez family was the first to obtain the ‘Silver Swiss Climate’ label. Moreover, it participates in ‘Valais Excellence’, a citizen initiative for the Valais region and its inhabitants. It is also ISO 9001 (quality label) and ISO 14001 (environment label) certified and obtains the Vinatura label every year. Furthermore the Rouvinez family is a signatory to the ‘Charte Grain Noble ConfidenCiel’, producing world class sweet wines according to very strict rules.
The members of the Rouvinez family are personally committed to various organisations at the service of Swiss viticulture: Frédéric Rouvinez is board member of the Interprofession de la Vigne et le Vin (IVV – branch organisation to protect the overall interests of the Valais winegrowing industry) and representative of the Société des Encaveurs de Vins du Valais (SEVV – association of vintners of Valais wines). The IVV aims at defending the general interests of the winegrowing industry in the Canton of Valais. The SEVV is a professional organisation founded as an association with the aim of defending the interests regarding the cellaring and trading of Valais wine. Philippe Rouvinez for his part is president of the Observatoire Suisse du Marché des Vins (OSMV – national competence centre for wineproducing businesses), one of the main discussion panels of the wineproducing industry. He also serves on the committee of the Société des Encaveurs de Vins Suisse (SEVS – association of Swiss winemakers) and the Association Suisse du Commerce de Vins (ASCV – Swiss association of wine traders).
The Rouvinez family also invests in renewable energies. Since 2013, its production centre in Martigny has been totally autonomous with regard to energy thanks to the installation of one of the biggest solar panel systems in Switzerland on its roof. With an annual production in excess of 1.5 million KWh, this solar plant produces electricity equivalent to the consumption of 400 households.