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  • Overall approach
    7/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      3/4
      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."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      [Translation] “The Group for example adhered to the United National Global Pact (Global Compact) put in place to promote companies civil responsibility and complementary programme Caring for Climate.”
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      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
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Financial, operational, reputational
      "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
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: "As often as necessary, and in any event at least once a year"

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Beef; Leather; Pulp & Paper
      LVMH has an "Ethics 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
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      By 2030 to have "5 million hectares of flora and fauna habitat restored and/or preserved"  
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Other or unclear

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "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
    37/88
    • Leather
      39/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            5.3/8
            "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: [...]• raw hides and skins of calves, lambs, exotic leathers and furs;"
          • 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: [...]• raw hides and skins of calves, lambs, exotic leathers and furs;"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "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: [...]• raw hides and skins of calves, lambs, exotic leathers and furs;"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "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: [...]• raw hides and skins of calves, lambs, exotic leathers and furs;"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
             "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. • Identify the material hotspots along the supply chain via a thorough due diligence process [...] • bovine/ovine leather: work with the sector to develop a mass balance or chain of custody tool to ensure responsible practices along the entire supply chain, from farm to market"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
             "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. • Identify the material hotspots along the supply chain via a thorough due diligence process [...] • bovine/ovine leather: work with the sector to develop a mass balance or chain of custody tool to ensure responsible practices along the entire supply chain, from farm to market"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
             "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. • Identify the material hotspots along the supply chain via a thorough due diligence process [...] • bovine/ovine leather: work with the sector to develop a mass balance or chain of custody tool to ensure responsible practices along the entire supply chain, from farm to market"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 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. These two commitments will provide our customers with complete assurance that responsible social and environmental requirements, animal welfare, and species conservation are respected."
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "Prohibition of child labor: Work by children under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited [...] "Prohibition of forced labor: Any use of forced labor, slavery, servitude or trafficking in humanbeings by our suppliers, as well as withholding identity papers or work permits or requiringworkers to deposit a bond or the use of any other constraint, is strictly prohibited [...] Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Oursuppliers 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 orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership,nationality, gender identity or social background [...] Freedom of association: We require our suppliers to respect and recognize the right of workers tonegotiate collectively, and to create or join labor organizations of their choice without anysanction, discrimination or harassment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Oursuppliers 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 orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership,nationality, gender identity or social background"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: Reorient its supply chains in order to protect forests as well as the habitat of threatened species around the world and promote the free, prior and informed consent of communities as well as the rights and titles of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: yes
            Within their 2019 report, LVMH lists out the % of certified LWG tanneries within it's supply chain for that year in a table - "Since 2017, LVMH has been working to achieve LWG certification at the tanneries from which it purchases its leather. Currently, 66% of the tanneries with which the Group works have been certified."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "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
          "Legal requirements: We expect our suppliers to act in full compliance with local, national andinternational laws in the conduct of their business [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [Translation] "The companies 'Houses' can launch compliance audits at their suppliers at any time and are increasingly using this right."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          “Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Not specified

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes
          “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."“Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used" [....] "Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conduct compliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliers must provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Company name” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minor non-conformity issues. [...] In the event of any violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct by the supplier or one of its suppliers or subcontractors, “Company name” reserves the right to review the business relationship and possibly terminate it in conformity with applicable law"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil
      38/88
      • Commitment Strength
        12/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            "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"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "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"
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "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." In their 2018 Environmental Report, they indicate that they have a 2020 objective to achieve 70% of "Palm oil derivatives (as a percentage of tons of by-products certified RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated)"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "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." In their 2018 Environmental Report, they indicate that they have a 2020 objective to achieve 70% of "Palm oil derivatives (as a percentage of tons of by-products certified RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated)"
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "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." In their 2018 Environmental Report, they indicate that they have a 2020 objective to achieve 70% of "Palm oil derivatives (as a percentage of tons of by-products certified RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated)"
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "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." In their 2018 Environmental Report, they indicate that they have a 2020 objective to achieve 70% of "Palm oil derivatives (as a percentage of tons of by-products certified RSPO Mass Balance or Segregated)"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "Prohibition of child labor: Work by children under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited [...] "Prohibition of forced labor: Any use of forced labor, slavery, servitude or trafficking in humanbeings by our suppliers, as well as withholding identity papers or work permits or requiringworkers to deposit a bond or the use of any other constraint, is strictly prohibited [...] Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Oursuppliers 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 orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership,nationality, gender identity or social background [...] Freedom of association: We require our suppliers to respect and recognize the right of workers tonegotiate collectively, and to create or join labor organizations of their choice without anysanction, discrimination or harassment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "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, race orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, nationality, gender identity or social background"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: Reorient its supply chains in order to protect forests as well as the habitat of threatened species around the world and promote the free, prior and informed consent of communities as well as the rights and titles of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        18/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            [Translation]"Palm oil derivatives (in percentage of tonnage of RSPO certified derivatives Mass Balance or Segregated:Baseline 2013 - 0%Performance 2019 - 86% 2020 Objective - 70%”
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            [Translation]"Palm oil derivatives (in percentage of tonnage of RSPO certified derivatives Mass Balance or Segregated:Baseline 2013 - 0%Performance 2019 - 86% 2020 Objective - 70%”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            [Translation]"Palm oil derivatives (in percentage of tonnage of RSPO certified derivatives Mass Balance or Segregated:Baseline 2013 - 0%Performance 2019 - 86% 2020 Objective - 70%”
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
             [Translation]"Palm oil derivatives (in percentage of tonnage of RSPO certified derivatives Mass Balance or Segregated:Baseline 2013 - 0%Performance 2019 - 86% 2020 Objective - 70%”
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "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
          "Legal requirements: We expect our suppliers to act in full compliance with local, national andinternational laws in the conduct of their business [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          80-99%
          4/6
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 86%
          [Translation]"Palm oil derivatives (in percentage of tonnage of RSPO certified derivatives Mass Balance or Segregated:Baseline 2013 - 0%Performance 2019 - 86% 2020 Objective - 70%
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [Translation] "The companies 'Houses' can launch compliance audits at their suppliers at any time and are increasingly using this right." 
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          “Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • 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
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance and violation of law
          “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."“Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used" [....] "Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conduct compliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliers must provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Company name” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minor non-conformity issues. [...] In the event of any violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct by the supplier or one of its suppliers or subcontractors, “Company name” reserves the right to review the business relationship and possibly terminate it in conformity with applicable law"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      34/88
      • Commitment Strength
        8/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests (including High Conservation Value)
            2/6
            [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: • Ensure that its paper, paper packaging and fabric supply chains do not include fiber from old-growth forests threatened with extinction by 2022;.."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: • Ensure that its paper, paper packaging and fabric supply chains do not include fiber from old-growth forests threatened with extinction by 2022;.."
          • Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            Target date
            2022
            0.6/0.7
            [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: • Ensure that its paper, paper packaging and fabric supply chains do not include fiber from old-growth forests threatened with extinction by 2022;.."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: • Ensure that its paper, paper packaging and fabric supply chains do not include fiber from old-growth forests threatened with extinction by 2022;.."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          4/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
             "11 Group Maisons use the Environmental Center for Eco-friendly Packaging Breakdown and Recycling (CEDRE) - Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10% [...] The Fashion & Leather Goods and Watches & Jewelry Maisons do not use the EPI to assess the environmental performance of their packaging, but do work to improve these elements, in particular by reducing the weight and volume of cardboard packaging, which is the material that is most used by its Maisons, as well as using certified paper fibers." [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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 regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
             "11 Group Maisons use the Environmental Center for Eco-friendly Packaging Breakdown and Recycling (CEDRE) - Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10% [...] The Fashion & Leather Goods and Watches & Jewelry Maisons do not use the EPI to assess the environmental performance of their packaging, but do work to improve these elements, in particular by reducing the weight and volume of cardboard packaging, which is the material that is most used by its Maisons, as well as using certified paper fibers." [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
             "11 Group Maisons use the Environmental Center for Eco-friendly Packaging Breakdown and Recycling (CEDRE) - Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10% [...] The Fashion & Leather Goods and Watches & Jewelry Maisons do not use the EPI to assess the environmental performance of their packaging, but do work to improve these elements, in particular by reducing the weight and volume of cardboard packaging, which is the material that is most used by its Maisons, as well as using certified paper fibers." [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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%."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
             "11 Group Maisons use the Environmental Center for Eco-friendly Packaging Breakdown and Recycling (CEDRE) - Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10% [...] The Fashion & Leather Goods and Watches & Jewelry Maisons do not use the EPI to assess the environmental performance of their packaging, but do work to improve these elements, in particular by reducing the weight and volume of cardboard packaging, which is the material that is most used by its Maisons, as well as using certified paper fibers." [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        9/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "Prohibition of child labor: Work by children under the age of 16 is strictly prohibited [...] "Prohibition of forced labor: Any use of forced labor, slavery, servitude or trafficking in humanbeings by our suppliers, as well as withholding identity papers or work permits or requiringworkers to deposit a bond or the use of any other constraint, is strictly prohibited [...] Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Oursuppliers 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 orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership,nationality, gender identity or social background [...] Freedom of association: We require our suppliers to respect and recognize the right of workers tonegotiate collectively, and to create or join labor organizations of their choice without anysanction, discrimination or harassment."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Supplier Code of Conduct: "Prohibition of discrimination: We expect our suppliers to treat all workers equally and fairly. Oursuppliers 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 orethnic origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership,nationality, gender identity or social background"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          [Translation] "LVMH's commitments relate to: Reorient its supply chains in order to protect forests as well as the habitat of threatened species around the world and promote the free, prior and informed consent of communities as well as the rights and titles of indigenous communities."
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        16/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            0.8/1.7
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10%" - 2020 target and results per product type are displayed within a table [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes, using an internal verification system.
            0.5/1
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: EPI tool for some parts of operations, internal for others

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: EPI tool for some parts of operations, internal for others
            "Improve the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) for Perfumes & Cosmetics and Wines & Spirits packaging by 10%" - 2020 target and results per product type are displayed within a table [...] "Reducing, recycling and re-using 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
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/2
        • 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

          What is the nature of that participation?: Providing support/advice/experience/expertise; Providing technical capacity
          [Translation] "Canopy's Pack4Good (packaging) and CanopyStyle (fashion) initiatives allow us to work in partnership with brands to evolve supply chains, conserve forests and generalize the new generation of alternative solutions now available. LVMH's Pack4Good and CanopyStyle are part of this growing trend, set objective objectives, emphasize innovation and apply to each of its 75 emblematic Maisons."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "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
          "Legal requirements: We expect our suppliers to act in full compliance with local, national andinternational laws in the conduct of their business [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 37,810 tons Paper/cardboard
           Tonnage of paper is displayed within a graph/info-graphic - "Quantity of packaging by type of materials in 2019 (in metric tons) - 37,810 tons Paper/cardboard"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          Some disclosure of compliant commodity/unclear % of volume/no verification of reporting
          1/6
          What third-party verification is used?: FSC

          What is the compliant volume?: 0 tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 37,810 tons
           Tonnage of paper is displayed within a graph/info-graphic - "Quantity of packaging by type of materials in 2019 (in metric tons) - 37,810 tons Paper/cardboard"
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          [Translation] "The companies 'Houses' can launch compliance audits at their suppliers at any time and are increasingly using this right."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          “Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used [...] Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conductcompliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliersmust provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Companyname” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers mustcommit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may alsosupport its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."
        • 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?: Non compliance and violation of law

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Support - not specified
          “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minornon-conformity issues."“Company name” takes concrete measures to protect the environment within the scope of a specificprogram which includes cooperation with its suppliers to ensure application of best practicesthroughout the supply chain.“Company name” expects its suppliers to share this commitment [including ....] measures to preserve biodiversity and guarantee regulatory traceability and compliance for rawmaterials and substances used" [....] "Inspection: We reserve the right to confirm compliance with these principles and to conduct compliance audits at our suppliers and their own suppliers and subcontractors. Our suppliers must provide all necessary information and facilitate access by representatives of “Company name” seeking to verify compliance with the requirements in this Code. Suppliers must commit to improving or correcting any deficiencies identified. “Company name” may also support its suppliers in implementing and applying best practices in order to resolve minor non-conformity issues. [...] In the event of any violation of this Supplier Code of Conduct by the supplier or one of its suppliers or subcontractors, “Company name” reserves the right to review the business relationship and possibly terminate it in conformity with applicable law"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    11/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    16/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    9/18
    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 
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

How we assess the Forest 500

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