Welcome to Richemont’s 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report


Richemont has a long-standing commitment to doing business responsibly. This report demonstrates how we are meeting our commitments and describes how we manage our social, ethical and environmental impacts. Our governance disclosures forms part of our 2013 Annual Report.

We welcome your feedback on our CSR performance and reporting. Please contact us with your comments and questions.



Chairman’s introduction

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 good growth across all business segments and all geographic regions. You will find further details about our business developments in our 2013 Annual Report.

During the year, a further nine of our Maisons became members of the Responsible Jewellery Council, complementing the seven others which have completed an external certification process to fulfil 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. Together over 90 % of the Group’s sales are now made by RJC members and within two years, we expect 100 % RJC certification for our businesses which use gold and diamonds.

Other notable developments included the establishment of targets to reduce the ‘carbon intensity’ of our operations, the introduction of a learning management system and an employee engagement pilot programme. The year also saw the establishment of the Cartier Charitable Foundation.

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 will find it informative.




Johann Rupert
Chairman