VDLV, local economy and Sponsoring

Starting in 2012, VDLV has been able to develop thanks to the assistance of the network of university laboratories at Bordeaux, since our activities remain centred around Cestas, as well as Bordeaux and the metropolis of Bordeaux.

Within this ecosystem, VDLV works daily to diversify its activities while starting up complementary new structures like the laboratory ingésciences.

Construction of the first vapological nicotine extraction pilot unit at Pessac is a further boost to VDLV’s attachment to its territory. At the present time, tobacco leaves constituting the raw material of this nicotine are of foreign origin. To meet industrial needs, the plant utilised must be naturally rich in nicotine, which is not the case for French tobaccos, currently selected for their rich flavours. Today, VDLV works in close collaboration with agronomists located at Bergerac so as to produce nicotine derived from French tobacco plants. The objective, initially, is to form a strong link with tobacco producers by assisting them to develop innovative cultivation techniques (experimentation with varieties of seeds, processes, harvests, etc.).

VDLV is profoundly attached to its home territory. That is why the company is sponsored by the mayor’s office at Pessac and provides financial support to several social and environmental projects, such as the preservation of the city’s trees, the installation of apiaries for teaching purposes, and the implementation of actions encouraging the educational success of children in difficulty.


Very much involved in the development of its local territory local, VDLV sponsors the mayor’s office of Pessac and provides financial support to three actions selected by the totality of its salaried employees:

  • Fund for the preservation of development and valorisation of the trees of Pessac. The objective of this action is to:
    • implement preservation actions of the arborial heritage of Pessac.
    • develop new plantations on the territory.
    • make people aware of the environment by proposing didactic actions centred around trees.
  • Installation of didactic apiaries at the leisure centre of Romainville. The objective of this action is to:
    • make children aware of biodiversity and the major role of bees in this biodiversity through practical apprenticeships.
    • make people more aware of the environment generally and identify factors could endanger it.
  • “Educational Success” is a customised support programme for children in difficulty aged 2-16 years. This action has as its mission:
    • prevent the marginalisation of children in difficulty and encourage their well-being and social integration
    • encourage family links
    • struggle against school failure