Cultivating the Art of Excellence

For more than 250 years, Maison Hennessy has been cultivating the art of excellence.
Viticulture, distillation, selecting brandies, ageing and assembly:
each of these production stages involves the knowledge and expertise of committed employees and partners.
Nurturing a legacy, inspired by a shared passion and proud to pass them on, their daily work contributes to the Company’s success, forming a bond between tradition and modernity.

OUR VALUES

Maison Hennessy’s excellence is based on strong values, shared every day by passionate employees.
01.

Taking others’ ideas and cultures into careful consideration

Sharing and respecting other cultures are traditional values that have created a special relationship with our customers and partners. This attention to others grows trust between employees, lays the basis for a strong social approach, and creates true solidarity with the Region.

02.

Seeing market conquest as the greatest opportunity

Winning new markets over the years, Hennessy is a Company that uses our vision of the world, curiosity and sense of innovation to consolidate our leading position. Constantly evolving, the Company can see further, always staying a step ahead.

03.

Passing on a legacy and a passion

A desire to pass on all the Company’s knowledge underlies our daily work. Each employee is proud to safeguard and preserve this bond between tradition and modernity.

04.

Excellence is our guiding principle

From the quality of our brandies to the work we accomplish, through each step of the production process, we all share a commitment to strive for excellence every day.

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MAISON HENNESSY IN A FEW FIGURES

1st

No. 1 on the cognac market

135

135 roles
at Hennessy

130

Commercial presence
in more than 130 countries

99%

99% of turnover in sales
abroad

10

10 sites 
in Cognac and Paris

1000

1000
employees

OUR COMMITMENTS

Responsible by nature, the Company has begun a general initiative which aims to secure people and production, reward talent and support our region, while protecting the environment.
01.

Sharing
responsible drinking

Since 2012, the Company has been committed, alongside the LVMH wine and spirits division, to promoting the responsible enjoyment of our cognacs, without affecting health. In this aim, we have drawn up a responsible drinking policy as a basis that each employee must know and practise every day. This constant focus on providing information and education is also part of an action programme, in addition to the Company’s legislative commitment.

02.

Promoting
local employment 

As leader of the cognac industry – which brings together 50,000 people – and leading exporter in its region, the Company is in dialogue with 1,600 partner wine growers, 20 exclusive distillers, and the local cooperage, glass-making, packaging and logistics industries (50% of our sourcing is local and 85% in France). Based on the knowledge of Charente tradition, we operate in the heart of the region where we were founded and support the development of jobs that cannot be off-shored.

03.

Rewarding
talent

The Company has nearly 1,000 employees, more than 200 of whom have been recruited since 2012. Irrespective of their role and qualifications, each person is supported in their individual development by training initiatives. In parallel, the Company encourages mobility and equality in employment and promotes openness and exchange through cross-departmental projects. Finally, we support learning and protect knowledge through intergenerational teaching programmes.

04.

Guaranteeing
people's safety

Personal health and safety are core Company priorities and are given special attention through specific measures. An increase in our activities leads us to store large quantities of brandy, which are subject to specific standards and must be under constant surveillance. This surveillance system includes the constant presence of a team of in-house firefighters at all sites and training initiatives held for employees.

05.

Protecting
the environment

As part of a sustainability approach which is inherently aimed at future generations, Maison Hennessy is committed to a comprehensive environmental protection scheme. Promoting sustainable viticulture, the reasonable use of natural resources, proactive waste treatment, ecological packaging design and the implementation of HQE certification on our sites: in each of our fields, the Company has established a virtuous circle of responsibility, on a regional scale.

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OUR RANGE

From VS to the exceptional Richard Hennessy cognac, the Company’s collection of cognacs is for all tastes and ways of enjoyment.

Do you want to join Maison Hennessy?

Here you’ll learn, surprise others, exchange ideas, exceed your own expectations and develop a keen sense of detail as you adopt the Company’s values: Do you share our ideals? Submit your application