Supporting employment of people with disabilities
Steadfast in the commitment to integrating people with disabilities into the workplace, LVMH has launched an inclusive program to enhance accessibility, recruit people with disabilities and provide them with the support that enables them to perform their best at work. The Group values the unique contributions of people with disabilities to the legacy of excellence championed by its Maisons.
In 2021, LVMH signed the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Business & Disability Network Charter and fixed a target of increasing the percentage of people with disabilities in its global workforce to 2% by 2025. Currently, people with disabilities account for 1.2% of LVMH employees.
Since 2007, LVMH Disability Inclusion has coordinated the Group’s international approach and has helped to formulate its ambitions, supported by a network of 82 CSR and disability officers across the Maisons who meet regularly.
LVMH and its Maisons have created initiatives to best suit the needs of each region and the employees working within.
In the United States, since 2017 Sephora has worked to increase the percentage of people with disabilities working in the company’s five distribution centers, with a goal of reaching 30%.
In 2021, an additional 246 employees with disabilities were hired, bringing the number of people with disabilities to 9% of its distribution center workforce.
In South Korea, LVMH’s Maisons have created a recruitment program to advance both inclusion and employee well‑being. In the program’s first year, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics Korea hired 15 employees with disabilities whose responsibilities include assessing the well‑being of all office and store staff on a daily basis.
In France, a work‑linked training program was launched to promote the continued professional development of people with disabilities. Since 2014, 54 people with disabilities have been offered a work‑linked training contract at the Group’s Maisons.
The Group is also honored to work with impactful partners to support the community of people with disabilities. LVMH supports Runway of Dreams, a non-profit that works toward the inclusion of people with disabilities in the fashion industry. Founded by Mindy Scheier, Runway of Dreams aims to change the way the fashion industry views people with disabilities by recruiting disabled models and designing clothing to suit them.