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  • Overall approach
    7/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero deforestation/Deforestation-free commitment or, for timber, pulp & paper companies only, commitment to well implemented harvest and no deforestation of HCV & HCS areas
      3/4
      "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification. In addition, by 2026 LVMH will roll out certification systems corresponding to the most rigorous standards of biodiversity-related criteria, and apply them right across its strategic supply network."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify: The Capitals Coalition
      "2003 LVMH joins the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative that aims to encourage companies to adopt a socially responsible attitude."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "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. Avoiding deforestation-related risks in its supply chain is of key importance for LVMH."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      What type of risk is recognised?: Operational; Reputational

      What poportion of a company’s annual revenue depends on each forest risk commodity?: NA

      What proportion of revenue that comes from relevant industries is exposed to each forest risk commodity?: NA

      Type of risk if Other. Also add any relevant details: NA

      What revenue comes from industries relevant to each forest risk commodity?: NA
      "RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES - Revenue dependency to deforestation-related commodities: Leather is the only strategic deforestationrelated commodity for the Group. - Type of risks inherent to deforestation-related commodities: The main risk is reputational for all four commodities and could consist of a negative media coverage. - Operational risks are in changes in the availability or quality of some commodities: i.e. availability of French woods used directly in the production process of two of our emblematic products (cognac and suitcases). The risk of disruption or reduction of the supply of key timber products is on the long-term and unlikely to happen."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: at least once a year

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Leather; Pulp & paper
      Included in what the Board of Directors oversee, is the "Life 360" commitments which include deforestation - "The priority objectives of the Board of Directors, the strategic body of LVMH, are to increase the value of the company and defend its social interest. Its principal missions are to adopt the major strategies of the company and the Group, monitor the implementation of those strategies, verify the fair and accurate presentation of information about the company and the Group, and protect its corporate assets." [...] thics and Sustainable Development Committee" - "the duties of the Committee are to: ensure compliance with the rules and values laid down in the LVMH Code of Conduct as well as other codes and charters resulting from that code (including but not limited to LVMH's Supplier Code of Conduct and Environmental Charter)" - the Environmental Charter includes a deforestation commitment
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Reforestation disclosure
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 5 million hectares
      "The objective is to regenerate the equivalent of five million hectares of habitat for flora and fauna by 2030, either within the supply chains or in the context of conservation projects. "
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Reduce emissions
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Is this target aligned with/verified by SBTi?: No
      "By reducing greenhouse gases from energy consumption at its sites and stores by 50% by 2026 (baseline 2019) thanks to a policy of 100% renewable energy. – By reducing or avoiding its Scope 3 GHG emissions (raw materials and transport) by 55% per unit of added value by 2030."
  • Commodity score
    27/90
    • Leather
      31/90
      • Commitment Strength
        13/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Do they have a deforestation commitment covering animal feed?: No

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            If other certification, specify: Leather working group
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification. In addition, by 2026 LVMH will roll out certification systems corresponding to the most rigorous standards of biodiversity-related criteria, and apply them right across its strategic supply network." [...] " RAW MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, AND PRODUCTS [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA

            If no, what is excluded?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: Only applies to sourcing from high risk reigons, not specified how those are defined
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification. In addition, by 2026 LVMH will roll out certification systems corresponding to the most rigorous standards of biodiversity-related criteria, and apply them right across its strategic supply network." [...] " RAW MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, AND PRODUCTS [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Working with suppliers, otherwise not specified
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification. In addition, by 2026 LVMH will roll out certification systems corresponding to the most rigorous standards of biodiversity-related criteria, and apply them right across its strategic supply network." [...] " RAW MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, AND PRODUCTS [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: NA
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification. In addition, by 2026 LVMH will roll out certification systems corresponding to the most rigorous standards of biodiversity-related criteria, and apply them right across its strategic supply network." [...] " RAW MATERIALS, COMPONENTS, AND PRODUCTS [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          7/7.5
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Do they have a traceability commitment which goes back to the birth farm?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2018
            "COMMITMENTS BY 2020 • Know the animal’s country of origin in respect of 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Trace back all Maisons suppliers and their subcontractors. COMMITMENTS BY 2025 • Continue to provide full knowledge of the animal’s country of origin for 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Adopt the most appropriate means of traceability for each raw material along the entire supply chain, ensuring visibility all the way back to the farm when relevant."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "COMMITMENTS BY 2020 • Know the animal’s country of origin in respect of 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Trace back all Maisons suppliers and their subcontractors. COMMITMENTS BY 2025 • Continue to provide full knowledge of the animal’s country of origin for 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Adopt the most appropriate means of traceability for each raw material along the entire supply chain, ensuring visibility all the way back to the farm when relevant."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Implement traceability systems
            "COMMITMENTS BY 2020 • Know the animal’s country of origin in respect of 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Trace back all Maisons suppliers and their subcontractors. COMMITMENTS BY 2025 • Continue to provide full knowledge of the animal’s country of origin for 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Adopt the most appropriate means of traceability for each raw material along the entire supply chain, ensuring visibility all the way back to the farm when relevant."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2020
            "COMMITMENTS BY 2020 • Know the animal’s country of origin in respect of 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Trace back all Maisons suppliers and their subcontractors. COMMITMENTS BY 2025 • Continue to provide full knowledge of the animal’s country of origin for 100% of the fur, leather, feather and wool raw materials purchased by our Maisons. • Adopt the most appropriate means of traceability for each raw material along the entire supply chain, ensuring visibility all the way back to the farm when relevant."
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Suppliers of raw material

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The LVMH Group requires its Suppliers to exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct [...] Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. 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, race or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity, ancestry or social background."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "respecting and supporting human rights and fundamental freedoms LVMH ensures that the conduct of its businesses respects individual rights and encourages the continuous improvement of social and public health conditions, which are essential to the development and protection of individual rights. LVMH is committed to remaining vigilant in identifying any potential direct or indirect negative impact of its activities on society in order to prevent, or if necessary, remedy any such negative impact. LVMH respects and promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and adheres to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, as well as to the United Nations Guidelines on Women’s Empowerment. Within its sphere of influence, LVMH supports the values, freedoms and fundamental rights promoted in these texts."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Suppliers of raw materials
          "As a responsible and committed group present around the world, the LVMH Group strives to have a positive influence on the societies and regions in which it operates, prevent any damage to local communities and requires its Suppliers to apply the same behavior. When operating with indigenous communities, as defined by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Suppliers must seek free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and ensure their human rights capacity."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        12/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "The LVMH Group has established an environmental strategy and takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specific program which includes cooperation with its Suppliers to ensure application of best practices throughout the supply chain. The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to share this commitment. It encourages initiatives by its Suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of their activities, notably through the use of green technologies and to share environmental figures with the entities within the LVMH Group with which they have a business relationship when needed."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually
          "Mapping of supply-chains: Each brand conducts the risk assessment of its supply-chain; complete mapping of products containing palm oil or palm kernel oil derivatives has been conducted and now followed year after year, even if LVMH is a small actor for this commodity."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The LVMH Group requires that its Suppliers respect applicable local and international environmental laws, regulations, and best professional standards, obtain all requisite environmental permits, and that they be able to prove effective implementation of the following [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations [....] Suppliers shall provide upon request any supporting documentation or information attesting full compliance with this Code.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          If other type of mechanism, specify: Online website
          "Any employee or external stakeholder who becomes aware of violations of the LVMH Code of Conduct, internal guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations is invited to raise their concern and/or ask for guidance.Employees can contact their manager or their human resources manager, their Maison’s Ethics and Compliance correspondent or the Group’s Ethics and Compliance Director.Stakeholders can raise their concern to their contact person(s) at LVMH.In addition to these channels for raising ethical and other concerns, the Group’s employees and stakeholders have access to the LVMH Alert Line, an online interface that provides a fully confidential and secure way of reporting in good faith violations of the laws, regulations, or principles of internal conduct. [...] This interface is acessible via the follwing link: https://alertline.lvmh.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: providing support in correcting non-conforming entities
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to ensure that adequate and effective management systems, policies, procedures, and training are in place to ensure ongoing compliance with this Code. Suppliers which become aware of violations (or risk of violation) of the LVMH Code of Conduct, guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations are invited to raise their concern to their contact person(s) in the entity(ies) within the LVMH Group with which they have a business relationship. [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. The entities of the LVMH Group may also support Suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve non-conformity issues."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to ensure that adequate and effective management systems, policies, procedures, and training are in place to ensure ongoing compliance with this Code. [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. The entities of the LVMH Group may also support Suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve non-conformity issues.[...] Suppliers shall provide upon request any supporting documentation or information attesting full compliance with this Code. [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: NA

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Not specified

          Does the company commit to engage with rightsholders, Indigenous peoples and local communities when developing the implementation plan?: No

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          Does the company work with the non-compliant supplier to develop an implementation plan to remedy associated harms or non-compliance?: No
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to ensure that adequate and effective management systems, policies, procedures, and training are in place to ensure ongoing compliance with this Code. [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. The entities of the LVMH Group may also support Suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve non-conformity issues.[...] Suppliers shall provide upon request any supporting documentation or information attesting full compliance with this Code. [...] Measures to ensure a zero illegal deforestation and zero deforestation in high risk areas"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      23/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: HCS; Peat

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification." [...] "The LVMH group has adopted a procurement strategy and preservation of raw materials supervised by LIFE 2020 objectives which commit the Houses by 2020 to buy and produce at least 70% of their strategic raw materials by promoting the best environmental standards, whether they relate to the raw material or the production site... The "Sectors" objective relates in particular to raw materials following: [...] palm oil and its derivatives"; (HCS/Peat commitment) "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, 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."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification." [...] "The LVMH group has adopted a procurement strategy and preservation of raw materials supervised by LIFE 2020 objectives which commit the Houses by 2020 to buy and produce at least 70% of their strategic raw materials by promoting the best environmental standards, whether they relate to the raw material or the production site... The "Sectors" objective relates in particular to raw materials following: [...] palm oil and its derivatives"; (HCS/Peat commitment) "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, 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."
          • Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/1
            Target date
            Past target date, not updated or not achieved
            0/1
            "The Group is committed to not using raw materials from zones with a high risk of deforestation or desertification." [...] "The LVMH group has adopted a procurement strategy and preservation of raw materials supervised by LIFE 2020 objectives which commit the Houses by 2020 to buy and produce at least 70% of their strategic raw materials by promoting the best environmental standards, whether they relate to the raw material or the production site... The "Sectors" objective relates in particular to raw materials following: [...] palm oil and its derivatives"; (HCS/Peat commitment) "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, 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."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        7/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Suppliers of raw material

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "The LVMH Group requires its Suppliers to exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct [...] Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          1/2
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. 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, race or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity, ancestry or social background."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "respecting and supporting human rights and fundamental freedoms LVMH ensures that the conduct of its businesses respects individual rights and encourages the continuous improvement of social and public health conditions, which are essential to the development and protection of individual rights. LVMH is committed to remaining vigilant in identifying any potential direct or indirect negative impact of its activities on society in order to prevent, or if necessary, remedy any such negative impact. LVMH respects and promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and adheres to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, as well as to the United Nations Guidelines on Women’s Empowerment. Within its sphere of influence, LVMH supports the values, freedoms and fundamental rights promoted in these texts."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Raw material level
          "As a responsible and committed group present around the world, the LVMH Group strives to have a positive influence on the societies and regions in which it operates, prevent any damage to local communities and requires its Suppliers to apply the same behavior. When operating with indigenous communities, as defined by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Suppliers must seek free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and ensure their human rights capacity."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        11/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Annually

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "Mapping of supply-chains: Each brand conducts the risk assessment of its supply-chain; complete mapping of products containing palm oil or palm kernel oil derivatives has been conducted and now followed year after year, even if LVMH is a small actor for this commodity."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The LVMH Group requires that its Suppliers respect applicable local and international environmental laws, regulations, and best professional standards, obtain all requisite environmental permits, and that they be able to prove effective implementation of the following [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations [....] Suppliers shall provide upon request any supporting documentation or information attesting full compliance with this Code.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          If other type of mechanism, specify: Online website
          "Any employee or external stakeholder who becomes aware of violations of the LVMH Code of Conduct, internal guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations is invited to raise their concern and/or ask for guidance.Employees can contact their manager or their human resources manager, their Maison’s Ethics and Compliance correspondent or the Group’s Ethics and Compliance Director.Stakeholders can raise their concern to their contact person(s) at LVMH.In addition to these channels for raising ethical and other concerns, the Group’s employees and stakeholders have access to the LVMH Alert Line, an online interface that provides a fully confidential and secure way of reporting in good faith violations of the laws, regulations, or principles of internal conduct. [...] This interface is acessible via the follwing link: https://alertline.lvmh.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: providing support in correcting non-conforming entities

          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to ensure that adequate and effective management systems, policies, procedures, and training are in place to ensure ongoing compliance with this Code. Suppliers which become aware of violations (or risk of violation) of the LVMH Code of Conduct, guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations are invited to raise their concern to their contact person(s) in the entity(ies) within the LVMH Group with which they have a business relationship. [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. The entities of the LVMH Group may also support Suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve non-conformity issues."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: NA

          For what percentage of the commodity sourced by the company is deforestation/conversion monitored at the farm level on production units known to be in the company's supply chain?: NA

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: NA

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: NA

          How is compliance monitored?: Internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: NA
          [translation] "undertake internal performance audits on the environmental impact of the Houses" Comes from a document referencing the use of RSPO certified palm in their supply chain, and suppliers becomming RSPO certified.
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      26/90
      • Commitment Strength
        6/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          6/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value, High Carbon Stock, and peatlands)
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value, High Carbon Stock, and peatlands)
            2/6
            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content

            When was this commitment set?: NA

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging; Viscose/collulose
            "LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022"
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: Unclear
            "LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022
            "LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Other workers' rights commitments: Only work legal working hours; Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Suppliers of raw materials

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "The LVMH Group requires its Suppliers to exhibit exemplary social responsibility in their conduct [...] Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. 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, race or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity, ancestry or social background."
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          1/1
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          0.5/1
          What does the commitment cover?: Social harm
          "respecting and supporting human rights and fundamental freedoms LVMH ensures that the conduct of its businesses respects individual rights and encourages the continuous improvement of social and public health conditions, which are essential to the development and protection of individual rights. LVMH is committed to remaining vigilant in identifying any potential direct or indirect negative impact of its activities on society in order to prevent, or if necessary, remedy any such negative impact. LVMH respects and promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and adheres to the principles of the United Nations Global Compact, as well as to the United Nations Guidelines on Women’s Empowerment. Within its sphere of influence, LVMH supports the values, freedoms and fundamental rights promoted in these texts."
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Suppliers of raw materials
          "As a responsible and committed group present around the world, the LVMH Group strives to have a positive influence on the societies and regions in which it operates, prevent any damage to local communities and requires its Suppliers to apply the same behavior. When operating with indigenous communities, as defined by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Suppliers must seek free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) and ensure their human rights capacity."
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        14/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, encouraged
          0/3
          "LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022; and; • Influencing its supply chains to protect the world’s remaining forests and endangered species habitat and forward the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of communities and Indigenous rights and title."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Canopy’s Pack4Good (packaging) and CanopyStyle (fashion) initiatives

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/ advice/ experience/ expertise; Providing technical capacity
          "Over 3.2 billion trees are cut down every year, many of which from the world’s most integral forests, to produce paper packaging or to make fabrics like viscose and rayon for clothing. Canopy’s Pack4Good (packaging) and CanopyStyle (fashion) initiatives work in partnership with brands to change supply chains, save forests, and bring alternative NextGen Solutions from the margins of the marketplace to the mainstream. LVMH’s Pack4Good and CanopyStyle commitments continue this growing trend, set ambitious targets, prioritize innovation, and apply to all of its iconic 75 Maisons.LVMH’s commitments include: • Ensuring its supply chains for paper, paper packaging and fabrics are free of fibre from the world’s Ancient and Endangered Forests by the end of 2022; and; • Influencing its supply chains to protect the world’s remaining forests and endangered species habitat and forward the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of communities and Indigenous rights and title."
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: NA

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          INITATIVES IMPLEMENTED TO AVOID DEFORESTATION-RELATED RISKS IN LVMH SOURCING POLICY: Each brand conducts the risk assessment of its supply-chain"
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "The LVMH Group requires that its Suppliers respect applicable local and international environmental laws, regulations, and best professional standards, obtain all requisite environmental permits, and that they be able to prove effective implementation of the following [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations [....] Suppliers shall provide upon request any supporting documentation or information attesting full compliance with this Code.
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          If other type of mechanism, specify: Online website

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          "Any employee or external stakeholder who becomes aware of violations of the LVMH Code of Conduct, internal guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations is invited to raise their concern and/or ask for guidance.Employees can contact their manager or their human resources manager, their Maison’s Ethics and Compliance correspondent or the Group’s Ethics and Compliance Director.Stakeholders can raise their concern to their contact person(s) at LVMH.In addition to these channels for raising ethical and other concerns, the Group’s employees and stakeholders have access to the LVMH Alert Line, an online interface that provides a fully confidential and secure way of reporting in good faith violations of the laws, regulations, or principles of internal conduct. [...] This interface is acessible via the follwing link: https://alertline.lvmh.com"
        • Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: Apparel and accessories

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: 39,230 MT

          Total volume: 39,230 MT

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: NA
          "Quantity of packaging by type of materials in 2021 (in metric tons) 39,230 Paper/cardboard"
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          3/5
          Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          Yes, and publishes evidence of actions taken to implement its commitment on labour rights in the production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages or otherwise controls or its supply chains
          2.5/5
          What percentage/number of new interests, developments, or expansions has the company used FPIC to secure consent of indigenous peoples/local communities?: NA

          What is the status of those FPIC processes?: NA

          What steps has the company taken to implement their labour rights commitment?: providing support in correcting non-conforming entities
          "The LVMH Group expects its Suppliers to ensure that adequate and effective management systems, policies, procedures, and training are in place to ensure ongoing compliance with this Code. Suppliers which become aware of violations (or risk of violation) of the LVMH Code of Conduct, guidelines, principles and policies and/or of applicable laws and regulations are invited to raise their concern to their contact person(s) in the entity(ies) within the LVMH Group with which they have a business relationship. [...] Each of the entities within the LVMH Group reserves the right to control compliance with the principles set forth in this Code by Suppliers. These controls will be performed by such entities of the LVMH Group or duly mandated third parties. Any control or audit will be related to the business relationship between the relevant entity within the LVMH Group and the Supplier. If a Supplier is subject to specific professional obligations pursuant to law, any control or audit will be carried out taking into consideration these professional obligations. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. The entities of the LVMH Group may also support Suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve non-conformity issues."
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    8/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    12/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    6/17
    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. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel Accessories & Luxury Goods, Apparel Retail, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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