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Our Committed Journey

At Louis Vuitton, we believe that sustainability is a journey that takes long term commitment and humility. The humility to pay as much attention to what we have already achieved, as to what remains to be done. A journey made possible by engaging everyone. A journey that requires all of us to question everything we do and how we do it, to constantly improve and go further. That’s the journey we are on since 1854.




Our Milestones

1992 LVMH Environmental Department

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LVMH Environmental Department

Following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the LVMH group commits to the environment by setting up a pioneering body, the LVMH Environment Department.

2001 LVMH Report and Environmental Charter

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LVMH Report and Environmental Charter

Bernard Arnault reaffirms the Group's ambitions by signing an Environmental Charter on behalf of all employees. The same year, LVMH publishes an environmental report, a first in the luxury sector.

2003 Signing of the United Nations Global Compact

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Signing of the United Nations Global Compact

LVMH joins the United Nations Global Compact, a leading initiative that calls on companies to align their strategies and operations around ten universal principles related to human rights, labor and the fight against corruption.

2004 First “Bilan Carbone©

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First “Bilan Carbone©

The first year that Louis Vuitton measures its carbon footprint using the Bilan Carbone© method to account for greenhouse gas emissions related to our activities around the world.

2005 Louis Vuitton Department of Environment and Expo 2005 Aichi

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Louis Vuitton Department of Environment and Expo 2005 Aichi

Our Maison affirms its environmental responsibility by creating the Louis Vuitton Environment Department and participating in the Expo 2005 Aichi in Japan dedicated to sustainable development.

2006 LVMH Business Charter for Equal Opportunity in Education

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LVMH Business Charter for Equal Opportunity in Education

LVMH signs the “Business Charter for Equal Opportunity in Education”.

2007 Louis Vuitton CSR Department

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Louis Vuitton CSR Department

Our Maison affirms its commitment to social responsibility by creating the Louis Vuitton CSR Department (Corporate Social Responsibility).

2007 EllesVMH and the LVMH Diversity Charter

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EllesVMH and the LVMH Diversity Charter

By launching the “EllesVMH” program, LVMH commits to supporting the professional development of all women in the Group across all positions and levels. This is initiative coincides with the principles of the LVMH Diversity Charter signed the same year.

2008 LVMH Supplier Code of Conduct

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LVMH Supplier Code of Conduct

To further the reach of the commitments made in its Environmental Charter, LVMH establishes a Code of Conduct for its suppliers.

2009 CEDRE

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CEDRE

In order to support its ambition of circular production, LVMH creates the joint venture CEDRE venture (Environmental Center for Deconditioning and Ecological Recycling) in order to collect and recycle waste from the Group's Maisons.

2009 LVMH Charter for the Employment of People with Disabilities

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LVMH Charter for the Employment of People with Disabilities

LVMH signs the Charter for the Employment of People with Disabilities.

2012 LIFE2020

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LIFE2020

LVMH accelerates its environmental policy by implementing LIFE (LVMH Initiatives for the Environment), a joint program of targets for 2020 applicable to all the Group's Maisons.

2013 Signing of the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles

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Signing of the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles

By signing this Charter alongside LVMH, our Maison affirms its commitment to gender equality and the professional development of our employees around the world.

2014 LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence

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LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence

The LVMH Institut des Métiers d’Excellence is a unique work-study professional training program that allows the Group to ensure the transmission of the creative, craft, and sales trades’ savoir-faire to the younger generations while improving their professional outlook.

2015 LVMH Internal Carbon Fund

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LVMH Internal Carbon Fund

Since the launch of this fun, 65 Louis Vuitton projects have been financed through the LVMH Internal Carbon Fund, an unprecedented initiative promoting the financing of actions within the Group that combat climate change.

2017 We Care for Models

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We Care for Models

LVMH, in collaboration with the Kering Group and other professionals in the fashion sector, establishes a Charter to ensure the working conditions and wellbeing of models.

2018 Louis Vuitton Sustainable Development Department

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Louis Vuitton Sustainable Development Department

To establish an internal body and reaffirm its commitment to sustainability, Louis Vuitton creates a dedicated Sustainable Development Department that collaborates with all of the company’s departments all over the world.

2019 LVMH Animal Welfare Charter

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LVMH Animal Welfare Charter

This ambitious Charter signed by all of the Group’s Maisons structures suppliers of furs, leathers, exotic leathers, wools and feathers by defining objectives for concrete progress in the medium and long term according to three pillars: traceability, breeding conditions and the protection of biodiversity.

2019 Signing of the “Man and the Biosphere” Partnership between LVMH and UNESCO

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Signing of the “Man and the Biosphere” Partnership between LVMH and UNESCO

By signing this partnership to support the objectives of UNESCO's intergovernmental scientific program “Man and the Biosphere”, LVMH reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding biodiversity at the global level and enables our Maison to use UNESCO's expertise in our sustainable procurement process.

2019 Signing of the United Nations Standards of Conduct Tackling Discrimination against LGBTQIA+ People

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Signing of the United Nations Standards of Conduct Tackling Discrimination against LGBTQIA+ People

On behalf of the Group's Maisons, LVMH signs this charter in favor of the fight against discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people and thus extends our commitment to a work environment based on respecting differences and promoting inclusivity.

2020 Our Committed Journey

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Our Committed Journey

Louis Vuitton launches a new Sustainable Development roadmap for 2020-2025 with the dual objectives of preserving natural resources and having a positive impact on society. “Our Committed Journey” focuses in particular on preserving biodiversity and protecting climate through circular creativity, as well as diversity and inclusion.

2020 Eco-Friendly Collections

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Eco-Friendly Collections

Louis Vuitton gradually integrates an eco-design approach by employing re-used, recycled, bio-based, and upcycled materials in an increasing number of collections.

2020 Global Business and Disability Network

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Global Business and Disability Network

LVMH joins the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability network.

2021 Signature of PAQTE

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Signature of PAQTE

In order to be as close as possible to the actors on the ground in France, our Maison has strengthened its commitment to economically underserved areas by signed the “Pacte Avec les Quartiers pour Toutes les Entreprises.”

2021 LIFE 360

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LIFE 360

Following the LIFE 2020 program and based on three key deadlines (2023, 2026 and 2030), LVMH's latest environmental plan is structured around the four pillars of biodiversity, climate, creative circularity and traceability. LIFE 360 details quantifiable objectives towards which our Maison works via the “Our Committed Journey” initiative.

Preserving Natural Resources

Aligned with the objectives of the LIFE program (LVMH Initiatives For the Environment), our actions to protect biodiversity around the world set us on the path to a more sustainable future for luxury.

Positively impacting society

The men and women we work with are at the heart of everything we do and compel us towards continual progress and shared transmission.

LVMH 2020 Social and Environmental Responsibility Report