Richemont has a long-standing commitment to doing business responsibly. This online report demonstrates how we are meeting our commitments and describes how we manage our social, ethical and environmental impacts. Our corporate governance report is presented on pages 38 to 52 in the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts.
We welcome your feedback on our CSR performance and reporting. Please contact us with your comments and questions.
Richemont has a long-standing commitment to doing business responsibly. Building trust in our Maisons and in the Group’s operating companies lies at the heart of the way we work.
Richemont achieved another year of strong growth across all business segments and all geographic regions. You will find further details about our business developments in the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts.
During the year, six more of our Maisons completed an external certification process. To date seven of our Maisons - representing some 75 % of the Group’s sales - have fulfilled the requirements of the Responsible Jewellery Council’s Code of Practices. The Code of Practices covers a very wide range of sustainability issues, including: human rights and labour standards; environmental management; the impacts of mining; and business ethics.
In terms of improving our shared natural and business environments, we know there is always more to do. This report details Richemont’s approach to corporate responsibility and how we manage our social, ethical and environmental impacts. It reflects our best endeavours and we hope you find it informative.
Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer