Germany's largest footwear manufacturer was established in 1774 and was a sixth-generation family company. In 2021 private equity firm L Catterton and Financiere Agache, the family investment firm of Bernard Arnault - chairman and CEO of luxury conglomerate LVMH - acquired a majority stake. Birkenstocks are manufactured exclusively in Germany. While most of their sandals are made with leather, they do have vegan options.
|Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG||GER||website|
| L Catterton Management Ltd
owns 60% of Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG
| LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
owns 40% of L Catterton Management Ltd
|Birkenstock GmbH & Co. KG|
This company owns brands rated 'Not good enough' by Good On You, whose rating system considers the most important social and environmental issues facing the fashion industry to assess a brand's impact on people, the planet and animals.
Source: Good On You (2020)
This company has sustainability claims on its website.
Source: company website (2017)
|L Catterton Management Ltd|
This company is 40% owned by LVMH, which has several criticisms and an overall Shop Ethical rating of 'F'.
Source: Shop Ethical (2020)
UNPRI is a set of six principles direct institutional investors may adopt to consider environmental, social and corporate governance issues when investing. UNPRI is a voluntary agreement.
Source: UNPRI (2020)
|Subsidiaries||Birkenstock Australia Pty Ltd|
|Address||Neustadt, Wied, Germany|