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2006 At Cergy-Pontoise, Louis Vuitton inaugurates Eole, the first warehouse in France built in accordance with the High Environmental Quality (HQE®) approach.

2008 LVMH draws up a Code of Conduct for its suppliers, in order to extend the commitments made in its Environmental Charter. The following year, this Code is supplemented by a Code of Conduct intended for the employees.

2009 In Pithiviers, the Environmental Center for Eco-friendly Packaging Breakdown and Recycling (CEDRE) begins to process tons of waste generated by the Group s Houses.

2012 LVMH commits to the French National Strategy for Biodiversity. The Group gives an internal boost to its environmental policy by launching the LIFE (LVMH Initiatives For the Environment) Program.

2001 LVMH innovates in the luxury goods industry by producing a first-ever environmental report. Bernard Arnault goes one step further by signing an Environmental Charter, in the name of all Group employees, that confirms the Group s environmental goals.

1998 Hennessy is the first Group House, and the first wine and spirits producer in the world, to achieve ISO 14001 environmental certification.

1995 The Houses in the Perfumes & Cosmetics business sector set up an ethno-botany department. The aim of this department is to protect plant species that are of interest for cosmetics.

1992 LVMH sets up a pioneering body, the Environment Department. The same year, Hennessy launches the first analysis of a product s life cycle.

2015 LVMH sets up an internal carbon fund, a pioneering initiative in the luxury goods industry to mark COP21 in Paris. The aim of this fund is to promote the financing of programs launched by its Houses to contribute to the fight against the climate crisis.

2016 In order to encourage and support environmental best practices in its sales floor areas, the Group launches the LVMH LIFE in Stores program.

2017 LVMH celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Environment Department and introduces its LIFE 2020 program, which will allow the Group to pursue its historical commitment to the environment.

2018 LVMH doubles its internal carbon fund, which provides the resources to devote 11.3 million to finance 112 projects launched by 28 Houses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

2002 While Ademe (French environment and energy management agency) is still reviewing the carbon assessment method, most of the LVMH Houses are already testing this new tool, which allows them to measure their CO2 emissions.

2003 LVMH joins the Global Compact, a United Nations initiative that aims to encourage companies to adopt a socially responsible attitude.

2004 Two tools are created to help the Group s Houses eco-design outstanding products: an environmental trend handbook , and an online materials library that lists environmentally-friendly components and materials.

2005 At the Aichi World Expo in Japan, Louis Vuitton highlights the theme of environment and reduction of greenhouse gases by creating a house built entirely of salt, a natural and high-quality material. After the event, this temporary construction was dissolved and the salt was released into the sea.