The LVMH group is committed to gender equality and promotes the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles.
In 2013, the LVMH group and 32 of its Houses signed the United Nations’ global agreement on “Women’s Empowerment Principles” (WEP), and in doing so, committed to making every possible effort to offer women and men the same opportunities to exercise their full potential. In the fall of 2014, directors of Houses in the LVMH group based in the United States also signed the agreement, bringing the total number of signatories from the Group’s Houses to 41.
The seven empowerment principles make reference to the education, training and professional development of women, as well as a commitment to ensuring equality in the highest levels of the company.
This public commitment by LVMH confirms the Group’s objective to continue increasing the number of women on its Houses’ boards of directors, with a view to achieving 40% by 2015 (in comparison with 37% in 2013 and 26% in 2010).
The following Houses have signed the charter:
Moët & Chandon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Belvedere, Estates & Wines, Moët Hennessy Diageo, Christian Dior Couture, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Loewe, Kenzo, Thomas Pink, Donna Karan, Edun, LVMH Fragrance Brands, Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Acqua di Parma, Parfums Loewe, Make Up For Ever, Benefit Cosmetics, Fresh, Nude Skincare, TAG Heuer, Fred, Chaumet, Dior Montres, Bulgari, De Beers Diamond Jewellers, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, DFS, Starboard Cruise Services, Les Échos and Le Jardin d’Acclimatation.