LVMH held its fourth annual “Committed Companies Dinner” on December 7, celebrating the active support by the Group’s houses for initiatives that benefit society. The high-profile event is emblematic of actions across LVMH, raising funds for both sickle cell disease research and a special cause chosen each year.
The Committed Companies Dinner, hosted by Antonio Belloni, Group Managing Director, and Chantal Gaemperle, Group Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Synergies, brought together 30 LVMH Maisons and welcomed over 400 guests from widely diverse fields to the Palais Brongniart. They included Flora Coquerel (Miss France 2014), Laurence Ferrari (journalist) and Estelle Mossely (Olympic boxing gold medalist). The event in particular heightened awareness of the fight against sickle cell anemia, presenting research advances made possible thanks to support from LVMH.
LVMH has been actively involved in the fight against sickle cell anemia since 2011, providing support for Robert Debré Hospital in Paris. The 2015 edition of this dinner raised 100,000 euros, enabling the medical team to pursue research and improve the quality of care for patients suffering from the disease. Sickle cell anemia is the world’s most widespread genetic disorder, affecting over five million people worldwide. It is estimated that 250,000 children are born annually with the disease.
In addition to the fight against sickle cell anemia, the Committed Companies Dinner each year supports a special cause. This year funds were raised for an association called “Coucou Nous Voilou”, which imagines and finances programs to make life easier for hospitalized children, purchasing equipment and decorations, creating special spaces and facilities, organizing events, etc.
The evening also provided an opportunity to spotlight corporate social responsibility initiatives by LVMH companies throughout the year. Among the 30 LVMH Maisons at this year’s dinner were Bulgari, Estates & Wines, Guerlain, Hennessy, the Jardin d’Acclimatation, Kenzo, Krug, Louis Vuitton, LVMH Fragrance Brands, Moët Hennessy Diageo, Make Up For Ever, Parfums Christian Dior, Sephora and Veuve Clicquot.