LVMH Annual Report

LVMH 2018 . C o m m i t m e n t s i n 2 0 1 8


LVMH took its long-standing commitment to preserving biodiversity to a new level by supporting “act4nature”, which was launched in 2018 by the Association Française des Entreprises pour l’Environnement (Association of French Companies for the Environment). Together with around sixty other companies, the Group signed a charter of commitments. Ten of themare collective commitments to include biodiversity issues in all areas of business, from governance and strategy to themost concrete operations. The aim is to ensure that each company makes a “net positive contribution to nature”. In addition, each signatory pledges to implement new initiatives that are relevant to its businesses. By taking part in this forward-looking movement, LVMHwill helpprepare two key events in 2020: the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which will be held in Marseille, and the COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity in Beijing. LVMH encourages its Maisons to develop their relations with companies that employ people with permanent or temporary severe disabilities, and provide them with special facilities and support (sometimes known as “shel- tered” employment). To raise its profile in this area, the Group holds the Disability, Employment and Responsible Purchasing trade fair in France, which is open to the general public. The third annual trade fair, which was held on May 28 in Paris, drew 3,500 visitors, confirming the event’s success. The Maisons also organize a range of different initiatives outside France. For example, in 2018, Sephora recruited 100 people with disabilities at its Olive Branch distribution center in the United States. In Italy, LVMH actively supported two nonprofits that help people withDown syndrome integrate society and theworkplace. InPoland, ParfumsChristianDior heldadayof jobcoaching for people with disabilities. — JUNE 2018 LVMH’S COMMITMENT TO DISABILITY

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