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  • Overall approach
    2/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Signatory to the UNESCO to support Man and Biosphere (MAB) biodiversity program working towards greater traceability along supply chains:https://www.lvmh.com/news-documents/news/lvmh-announces-signature-of-a-five-year-partnership-with-unesco-to-support-man-and-biosphere-biodiversity-program/
      “In 2003, the Group joined the United Nations Global Compact [...]”
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A. state "Large-scale conversion of forests to plantations or grazing has a devastating impact on a huge number of plants and animals, also causing soil erosion and contributing to air pollution and climate change". 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Leather
      16/86
      • Commitment Strength
        6/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: Leather Working Group 
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            "LVMH is an active member of the Leather Working Group (LWG)". "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries".
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries". 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            "48% of leather purchased by the Maisons comes from LWG-certified tanneries". 
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
            certification
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A.ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A. and all subsidiaries or ‘houses’ are required to “exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct. Prohibition of discrimination: Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Our suppliers may not engage in any kind of discrimination – in particular with regards to wages, hiring, access to training, promotion, maternity protection and dismissal – based on sex, [...].”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Palm oil
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "LVMH policy is to buy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which are switching to sustainable palm oil". (Translation) "The Perfumes and Cosmetics Houses use palm oil derivatives and have fixed themselves the objective of at least 50% of palm oil derivative RSPO certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) use by end of 2018".
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            “Palm oil derivatives (percentage of RSPO- certified Mass Balance or Segregated palm oil derivatives by weight) 0% [Baseline 2013], 79% [2018]".
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            certification
            “Palm oil derivatives (percentage of RSPO- certified Mass Balance or Segregated palm oil derivatives by weight) 0% [Baseline 2013], 79% [2018]".
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A.ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A. and all subsidiaries or ‘houses’ are required to “exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct. Prohibition of discrimination: Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Our suppliers may not engage in any kind of discrimination – in particular with regards to wages, hiring, access to training, promotion, maternity protection and dismissal – based on sex, [...].”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      28/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Bvlgari a subsidiary is "increasing the use of paper and cardboard that are FSC-certified, i.e. that come from sustainably managed forests. By the end of 2019, these should account for 75% of its paper and cardboard purchases". 
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2020
            1.2/1.3
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        5/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Maison wants all its products to be eco-designed by 2020[...]Guerlain has already saved 35 metric tons of cardboard every year, thanks to this approach, by redesigning its perfume boxes in order to reduce their size by 15%". 
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            other third party verification
            LVMH's reporting was verified by the French Accreditation Commission (COFRAC)
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          “The total weight of packaging that reaches customers, by type of material, broke down as follows in 2018: Paper / Cardboard 34,291 tonnes”
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A.ensure that their suppliers guarantee their workers' rights to freedom of association, and to be free from discrimination, forced labour and child labour.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton S.A. and all subsidiaries or ‘houses’ are required to “exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct. Prohibition of discrimination: Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Our suppliers may not engage in any kind of discrimination – in particular with regards to wages, hiring, access to training, promotion, maternity protection and dismissal – based on sex, [...].”
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    11/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    Avg. score

Profile

LVMH is a French luxury goods group with business spanning wines, spirits, perfume, cosmetics, jewellery, fashion and retail. The group has many well-known brands, including not only Louis Vuitton, Moët & Chandon and Hennessy, but also Givenchy, TAG Heuer and Dior, amongst others. LVMH’s primary revenue stream comes from its manufacture and sale of apparel and luggage, a trade which leaves it exposed to the forest risk commodity leather. 

Sector
Industry sector 
Accessories & luggage, Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Belvedere, Chandon, Dom Perignon, Hennessy, Krug, Moet & Chandon, Veuve Cliquot, Christian Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Bvlgari, Fred, TAG Heuer, DFS

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