I write this first message as Chairwoman of the Rémy Cointreau group with determination and confidence.
I am obviously very proud to follow in the footsteps of my mother, Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, and my uncles, François Hériard Dubreuil and Marc Hériard Dubreuil, as Chairwoman of the Group. They have shown total commitment to our company over the years, and have set an inspiring example. My appointment is part of the generational transition of our family members on the Board of Directors, committed over the years to guaranteeing a smooth and productive changeover. This new generation, which I am pleased to represent today, will put all its energy into perpetuating our Maisons and their legacy, while upholding our values of “Terroir, People and Time” and the genetic make-up of our Group.
“This new generation will put all its energy into perpetuating our Maisons and their legacy.”
As well as striving to give value to what we have built over the centuries, we are determined to make this exceptional heritage flourish. To this end, the Group’s 2030 strategy is now shared and supported by all our stakeholders. Our 2022/23 results are in line with that strategy, through the efforts of our teams worldwide and we sincerely congratulate them on their inspiring collective work. Our Group is therefore very well positioned to approach the coming year… or – rather – the years to come, as our success is and will only be long term, sustainable and responsible for the Earth and its population.
Here, we are all confident about the future. Having had the chance to work for six years in the Rémy Cointreau group, in Paris and then in Singapore, I am fully aware of the strengths of our teams, the uniqueness of our Maisons and the loyalty of our clients. Today, the vision and action of the CEO, Éric Vallat, allow us to build on our strengths and emerging outlooks. We share a philosophy and principles of action which, while securing the Group’s knowledge base, give it the opportunity to look to the future and innovate.
Our portfolio has been beefed up and diversified (acquisition of champagne Telmont and Belle de Brillet pear liqueur and cognac in 2020, creation of Maison Psyché Haute Parfumerie in 2022).
We are also delighted with our performance in terms of sustainable development, with 80 million euros of investment committed over 10 years in 2020.
Our “Sustainable Exception” plan reflects our ambition to grow responsibly and share value with all our stakeholders, in line with our commitments to the United Nations as part of the Global Compact.
“Here, we are all confident about the future.”
Finally, the Group’s digital transformation continues to yield good results, on schedule to achieve the goal of 20% turnover in e-commerce by 2030.
But none of this would be possible without the Group’s employees. I would therefore like to express my gratitude to them for their unwavering dedication. Together, we uphold the Group’s legacy and, together, we are preparing to write a new chapter in Rémy Cointreau’s centuries-old history.
Finally, I would like to thank our shareholders for their trust and constant support of the Group’s strategy and development.