The Vignobles Gilles Louvet were the first producer-trading house to analyse the carbon footprint of its activity, in January 2008.

The calculation method it used went on to serve as a model for the whole of the wine-trading sector.
With a calculation encompassing everything from the vines through to client deliveries, the carbon footprint confirmed that organic agriculture limits CO2 emissions thanks to cleaner growing techniques : it uses neither chemical fertilizer nor pesticides or week-killer. These chemicals produce substantial CO2 emissions.

The calculation of this carbon balance was validated and approved by the ADEME (French agency for the development and control of energy).