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  • Overall approach
    4/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Leather; Pulp & Paper
      "Internal policies: Concerning leather, its origin is mainly European (western and northern Europe) or from zero-deforestation certified farms, with third-party verification. Concerning timber, the EU regulation is aligned with the strategy which was decided years ago, like sourcing 100 % FSC and PEFC certified woods for Wines & Spirits, and, for Perfumes & Cosmetics, choosing for its packaging 100% European paper from certified and world’s best-in-class Scandinavian supplier. 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. "
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      [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
      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
      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
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Beef & Leather; Pulp & Paper

      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"
      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
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    34/84
    • Leather
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        22/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-net deforestation
            6.7/10.7
            "This Charter defines concrete commitmentsfor progress that [...] regulate sourcing of fur, leather, exotic leather,wool and feathers for both the medium and long term [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2020: [...] Work actively with suppliers, local partners and initiatives from experts/universities in order to combatand adapt responsibly to climate change and biodiversity imbalance (in particular: deforestation,desertification, hydric stress and conservationissues) linked to animal husbandry [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2025: • Work with suppliers and farmers to improvefarming practices and feed management, the aimbeing to achieve zero net deforestation anddesertification and to stop supplies from areasunder high hydric stress until improved watermanagement can be demonstrated."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "This Charter defines concrete commitmentsfor progress that [...] regulate sourcing of fur, leather, exotic leather,wool and feathers for both the medium and long term [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2020: [...] Work actively with suppliers, local partners and initiatives from experts/universities in order to combatand adapt responsibly to climate change and biodiversity imbalance (in particular: deforestation,desertification, hydric stress and conservationissues) linked to animal husbandry [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2025: • Work with suppliers and farmers to improvefarming practices and feed management, the aimbeing to achieve zero net deforestation anddesertification and to stop supplies from areasunder high hydric stress until improved watermanagement can be demonstrated."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "This Charter defines concrete commitmentsfor progress that [...] regulate sourcing of fur, leather, exotic leather,wool and feathers for both the medium and long term [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2020: [...] Work actively with suppliers, local partners and initiatives from experts/universities in order to combatand adapt responsibly to climate change and biodiversity imbalance (in particular: deforestation,desertification, hydric stress and conservationissues) linked to animal husbandry [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2025: • Work with suppliers and farmers to improvefarming practices and feed management, the aimbeing to achieve zero net deforestation anddesertification and to stop supplies from areasunder high hydric stress until improved watermanagement can be demonstrated."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "This Charter defines concrete commitmentsfor progress that [...] regulate sourcing of fur, leather, exotic leather,wool and feathers for both the medium and long term [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2020: [...] Work actively with suppliers, local partners and initiatives from experts/universities in order to combatand adapt responsibly to climate change and biodiversity imbalance (in particular: deforestation,desertification, hydric stress and conservationissues) linked to animal husbandry [...] COMMITMENTS FOR 2025: • Work with suppliers and farmers to improvefarming practices and feed management, the aimbeing to achieve zero net deforestation anddesertification and to stop supplies from areasunder high hydric stress until improved watermanagement can be demonstrated."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          10/11
          • 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
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "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"
          • Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.8/2
            "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"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            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
        5/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            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
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          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: 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Support - not specified

          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
    • Palm oil
      35/84
      • Commitment Strength
        18/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "For palm oil and palm kernel oil, LVMH policy is tobuy more and more RSPO sourced derivatives, when they are available, and to support suppliers which areswitching 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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            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 protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            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: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            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
            0/1.3
        • 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
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          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: 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
    • Pulp & Paper
      31/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "INITATIVES IMPLEMENTED TO AVOID DEFORESTATION-RELATED RISKS IN LVMH SOURCING POLICY [...] Internal policies: [...] Concerning timber, the EU regulation isaligned with the strategy which was decided years ago, like sourcing 100 % FSC and PEFC certified woods forWines & Spirits, and, for Perfumes & Cosmetics, choosing for its packaging 100% European paper fromcertified and world's best-in-class Scandinavian supplier." "Louis Vuitton has systematically been selecting woods from sustainably managed forests labelled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) for its boutiques and packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "INITATIVES IMPLEMENTED TO AVOID DEFORESTATION-RELATED RISKS IN LVMH SOURCING POLICY [...] Internal policies: [...] Concerning timber, the EU regulation isaligned with the strategy which was decided years ago, like sourcing 100 % FSC and PEFC certified woods forWines & Spirits, and, for Perfumes & Cosmetics, choosing for its packaging 100% European paper fromcertified and world’s best-in-class Scandinavian supplier." "Louis Vuitton has systematically been selecting woods from sustainably managed forests labelled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) for its boutiques and packaging."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "INITATIVES IMPLEMENTED TO AVOID DEFORESTATION-RELATED RISKS IN LVMH SOURCING POLICY [...] Internal policies: [...] Concerning timber, the EU regulation isaligned with the strategy which was decided years ago, like sourcing 100 % FSC and PEFC certified woods forWines & Spirits, and, for Perfumes & Cosmetics, choosing for its packaging 100% European paper fromcertified and world’s best-in-class Scandinavian supplier." "Louis Vuitton has systematically been selecting woods from sustainably managed forests labelled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Pan European Forest Certification) for its boutiques and packaging."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            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
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: 0 Not specified
            "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/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: not specified
            "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
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            "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
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • 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
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/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
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            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
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: internal
            0.7/1.3
            Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: not specified
            "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
            0/1.3
        • 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
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          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"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          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: 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 type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: Support - not specified

          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
  • Commitment strength
    19/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    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

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