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LVMH 2018  .  Environmental Report


greater support for the Houses in their substitution and innovation projects, LVMH has set up a network of REACH correspondents who meet regularly with the Environment Department. The Group has taken this one step further for its Fashion, Leather Goods and Watchmaking Houses, and has its own LVMH Restricted Substances List (RSL), which prohibits

or restricts the presence of certain substances in the items sold and their use by suppliers. The Fashion & Leather Goods Houses also have access to the LVMH Testing Program. This program allows them to use partner laboratories to test substances con- sidered riskier because of the materials. In addition to these initiatives, specific guides have been devel- oped to assist suppliers to eliminate substances and use alternatives.

Increase the responsibility of suppliers and subcontractors The actions taken by LVMH to establish sustainable supplies all have one point in common: they require suppliers and subcontractors to assume greater responsibility. This explains the implementation in 2008 of a Code of Conduct for Group suppliers. Updated in 2017, this code defines the principles to be respected, such as strict application of the regulations and standards in force, the use of tech- niques that protect natural resources, and the establishment of an environmental management


In late 2018, LVMH joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals program. This membership is a first step and symbolizes the goal of the Group s Houses to not only have a Product Restricted Substances List but also a Manufacturing Restricted Substances List, which controls the use of substances directly at the manufacturing sites.

In Épernay, at the Moët & Chandon vineyards.