The Group’s environmental footprint

Social & environmental responsibility

For the first time ever, LVMH calculated the environmental footprint of its entire value chain in 2020 – including scope 1, 2 and 3 impacts – covering the areas of climate change, water resources and biodiversity.

To define concrete actions needed to achieve its LIFE 360 goals, LVMH precisely measured the impact of its activities at all levels – climate, water resources and biodiversity – and across its entire value chain.

In all three areas, scope 3 impacts were identified as by far the most significant issue to be resolved, accounting for 94% of the Group’s impact on the climate and biodiversity, and 92% of its impact on water resources. This multi-dimensional footprint, which was calculated using 2019 environmental reporting data as the baseline, will be updated every two years.

Climate impact is measured using the IPCC 2013 method, which estimates the carbon footprints of a number of categories not included in the previous assessment in 2018, such as employee commuting, consumer use of certain products, point-of-sale advertising, runway shows and end-of-life processes.

To calculate the Group’s water footprint, LVMH conducted an in-depth analysis of regional water stress sensitivity for all Maisons using the AWARE method, which assesses the sensitivity of each geographic zone by comparing local water consumption with available water resources.