Bernard Arnault (the world's 7th richest person in 2009) is chairman of both LVMH and Christian Dior. Christian Dior has a 42% stake in luxury goods giant LVMH.
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This company received a score of 62/100 in the Newsweek Green Rankings 2016, which ranks the world's largest publicly traded companies on eight indicators covering energy, greenhouse gases, water, waste, fines and penalties, linking executive pay to sustainability targets, board-level committee oversight of environmental issues and third-party audits. Ranking methodology by Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
[Source 2016][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Record of testing products on animals. Listed on PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals, USA) 'Companies that test on animals'.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Testing]
Rank a Brand searches the websites of brands for the answers to carefully targeted questions. From this they calculate sustainability scores based on the themes of environment, climate, labor issues, and transparency. Brands owned by this company received an 'E', the lowest possible score.
[Source 2012][More on Sustainability Reporting]
Testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth Australia found nanoparticles in foundations and concealers sold by Christian Dior.
[Source 2009][More on Product Safety]
A 2014 report by China Labour Watch found poor working conditions in a Chinese factory that mainly manufactures cosmetic brushes for multinational beauty companies, including this one. Labor abuses include excessive overtime and poor worker safety measures. Also, the factory has not purchased social insurance for workers as required by law. Hundreds of workers went on strike in Jan 2014 after a female team leader was slapped by a male manager.
[Source 2015][More on Workers Rights]
This company has used fur in factory made clothing lines, and has not announced plans to stop.
[Source 2016][More on Animal Rights]
In Jan 2012 a Paris appeals court upheld a 40 million euro fine imposed in 2006 by the French competition watchdog, which said the companies involved had reached illicit agreements on price fixing, enforced by procedures to monitor prices in outlets and backed up by commercial threats for non-compliance. Thirteen leading perfume and luxury goods companies were fined.
[Source 2012][More on Governance]
Greenpeace launched their Detox Campaign in 2011 to expose the direct links between global clothing brands, their suppliers and toxic water pollution around the world. As a result, many companies have joined Greenpeace's Detox Program, which requires companies to adopt a credible, individual and public commitment to phase out the use and release of all toxic chemicals from their global supply chain and products, by 1 January 2020. This company is yet to make a commitment despite pressure from Greenpeace.
[Source 2016][More on Habitats]
Christian Dior has been criticised for irresponsible marketing, involving an advertising campaign sexualising and glamorising car accidents.
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This company owns brands which have been awarded Positive Luxury's Trust Mark. To be accredited brands are assessed in the following areas: philanthropy, environmental, social, innovation, community and governance.
[Source 2015][More on Eco-Certification]
This company is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). Certification under the RJC system demonstrates that the Member's business practices conform to RJC's Code of Practices for business ethics, human rights, social and environmental performance.
[Source 2013][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
A full profile on this US company can be seen at 'Knowmore' website. Follow source link for details on company record and involvements.
|Company Structure||Public company|
|Revenue||US$33 billion in 2011|
|# Employees||101,154 in 2011 in World|
|Subsidiaries||LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (42% owned)
- Moet Hennessy (66% owned)
- Bulgari SpA (51% owned)
- Hermes International SA (20% owned)
- BeneFit Cosmetics LLC
- Donna Karan Company LLC
- L Capital Asia
- LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics Group Pty Ltd
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