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LVMH 2018  .  Environmental Report


Louis Vuitton also has CSR ambassadors and store correspondents, the Green Advisors. In order to act more effectively, the Houses often target insight building by creating specific steering or working groups on issues with major environmental chal- lenges. Thus, Hennessy has established, within its environment committee, three sub-committees respectively dealing with production and shipment, administration and brandies.

Train the teams at the Environment Academy LVMH knows that its environmental progress is closely linked to its ability to make its employers actors in its approach. As a result, the Group gives great importance to the awareness and training of its 156,000 employees on this issue. Everyone is involved, from the executives who provide the impetus to the operational teams who implement best practices in the field. In 2016, the company created the Environment Academy. It is responsible for developing and deploying educational courses using a variety of media, such as live sessions, train- ing via e-learning or virtual classes. The training offer includes a core set of basic lessons named The Fundamentals . Designed for new environ- mental managers, this training covers the major environmental challenges, running an environmen- tal management system, and environmental law. In addition, business modules are offered à la carte (for example, the module on eco-design to train employees working in design, R&D and marketing) as well as a soft skills module to teach each person, whatever their position, how to convince and exert influence on environmental challenges. As proof of the crucial role assigned to the Environment Academy, the number of training hours provided serves as an indicator to monitor the LVMH environ- mental policy and assess the progress made in the implementation of its LIFE program. One of the goals of the Perfumes & Cosmetics Houses, for example, is to have trained 100% of their buyers in supplier environmental audits by the end of 2019.

Since its launch, the training has become inter- national, as indicated by the session in Milan in September 2018 that saw the participation of people working for Houses located in Italy, such as Bvlgari. Business training sessions have covered various topics, such as environmental allegations, wood regulations, the CITES and the assessment of the environmental performance of suppliers. A total of 20,196 hours of training were provided within the Group during the year. The Environment Academy

has also placed its expertise at the service of the Houses. With its assistance, Loewe released an online module designed to present its sustainable development projects to its employees at all stages in the life cycle of the products.

To provide more support to the different internal audiences, the environmental training offer is reg- u larly enhanced, both with content and with approaches and tools. In 2018, a new, particularly innovative training tool was rolled out: LIFE Influencer Agency, a SPOC or Small Private Online Course (in reference to MOOC or Massive Open Online Course) used by universities to train their students. This mobile application developed with a design agency and a company specializing in EdTech is intended for architects and operational directors, who play a key role in the improvement of the environmental performance of the sites. Downloadable on smartphones since 2019 in Europe, the United States and Asia, it offers them an introduction to sustainable construction in four steps: LIFE Vision, LIFE in Stores, LIFE in Finance and LIFE Influencer. The application is integrated into a six-month educational course that also includes five face-to-face workshops in a very enter- taining format. With this initiative, LVMH not only wants to make its architects and operational direc- tors active contributors to its environmental policy, it also wants to create a community for them to encourage sharing and the dissemination of best practices, and accelerate the rise in the level of col- lective expertise.