The LVMH Environment Department works closely with the Group’s Houses. Environment Committees meet three times a year, bringing together environment officers from the Houses to establish joint responses to environmental issues addressed by the Group.
Environment Committees generally meet three times a year, bringing together environment officers from the 70 LVMH Houses for two days of discussions. Meetings take place either at LVMH headquarters in Paris or are hosted by different Houses, for example by Hennessy in Cognac in 2013 and Bulgari in Rome in 2015.
The committee meetings share information on recent regulatory changes, deployment of the LIFE (LVMH Indicators For the Environment) program and updates on various Group initiatives being deployed. Each meeting also focuses on a specific subject, with input from outside experts. The most recent meeting centered on the COP21 Conference, while previous meetings have taken an in-depth look at energy consumption, eco-design, waste management at stores and the transition to a low-carbon economy.
The Environment Committee meetings are also an opportunity to share best practices at LVMH Houses. Environment officers present the latest initiatives by their Houses, such as Moët & Chandon’s program to reduce water consumption, a protocol for assessment of suppliers’ environmental performance at Louis Vuitton and Loewe’s use of only FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) packaging.
The meetings thus provide a vehicle for the Houses to work together, including themed work groups coordinated by the LVMH Environment Department. While each company of course has specific challenges, they all share the same commitment to the environment and to achieving progress together.