External Recognition


Since March 2010, Richemont has been included in FTSE4Good, a global responsible investment index.

Innovation and design

The Group’s Maisons regularly receive product awards for innovation and design. During the year under review, awards were received for product excellence, customer service and employer-of-choice. These included:

IWC Schaffhausen - Walpole sustainability award (November 2012)

IWC Schaffhausen won the Walpole Award for Excellence, having impressed 60 judges with its efforts in corporate social responsibility (‘CSR’). The 2012 Walpole Awards for Excellence took place in London, with individuals and companies who have, in the views of the judges, members and industry representatives, ‘achieved the pinnacle of excellence across 10 categories’.

IWC Schaffhausen’s work under the banner of CSR has included ecological responsibility and social commitment on both a global and local level. It has supported various projects of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the Fondation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – d’Agay, the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Cousteau Society. The brand has also launched timepieces tailored to specific projects, with proceeds put towards key initiatives, while at a local level it has lowered and offset its CO2 emissions with modern building technology and has been certified as a carbon-neutral enterprise since 2007.

Vacheron Constantin - The Florens Foundation (November 2012)

During ‘Florens 2012’, the International Biennial Cultural and Environmental Heritage Week, Vacheron Constantin’s CEO, Juan Carlos Torres, was awarded the Florens prize for his Maison’s commitment to the promotion and protection of artistic crafts. The award was attributed to 10 international personalities for their commitment to Artistic Crafts.

Building on over 250 years of uninterrupted activity, Vacheron Constantin senses a duty to bind successive eras together by perpetuating time-honoured and sometimes forgotten forms of craftsmanship. Behind the skills passed on from generation to generation lie human challenges that artisans take on daily by combining their talents and that Vacheron Constantin unceasingly promotes by continuing the practice and transmission of Artistic Crafts. In order to develop these exceptional crafts, the watchmaking manufacturer has created a collection called Métiers d'Art. Each limited edition pays tribute to one or more skills linked to watchmaking. Today, in the very heart of the Manufacture, a gem-setter, a guillocheur, an engraver and an enamelling artist continue to exercise their talents, sometimes jointly.

Roger Dubuis best watchmaking campaign 2012 (October 2012)

Roger Dubuis’ advertising campaign won the Premier Prix du Jury in the ‘Print/Poster’ category awarded by Ringier, the Swiss publishing house, due to its break from conventional watchmaking campaigns.

Each of the four visuals invites people to discover the world of the watchmaker through the prism of imagination, audacity and magic. It expresses the very genetic make-up of the Roger Dubuis, whose prestige is only matched by the excellence of its collections.

The Net-A-Porter Group various awards

Notable awards throughout the past year include Decoded (Achievement in Fashion & Technology), Creativity Media Awards for the KARL Karl Lagerfeld launch (Honourable Mention) and NET-A-PORTER’s Window Shop for Fashion’s Night Out (Gold Award), E Consultancy (Innovation in Mobile Marketing Grand Prix), The Sunday Times 2012 ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’, British Inspiration Awards (Fashion Category - Natalie Massenet) and Grazia Middle East Style Awards 2013 (Best Online Retailer).

MR PORTER.COM received the following awards during the last year; The British Society of Magazine Editors (Editors of the Year – Digital Men’s Title Jeremy Langmead) and WGSN Global Fashion Awards (E-Store Pure Play).

Richemont China CITES award

Richemont China Logistics obtained the CITES Management Award from the Shanghai CITES Bureau. Richemont China achieved ‘TOP #1 ranking’ among more than 500 companies in Eastern China.

Richemont International Distribution TAPA certified

TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) is a recognised international body certifying the security of logistics chains, from operating site to freight, including processes and procedures. To guarantee the smooth flow of goods across international borders, security certification of our Richemont Logistics chains is very important. TAPA, AEO (Agreed Economic Operator) for Europe and C-TPAT for the USA are the key certifications to be obtained by Richemont Logistics sites.

Richemont Japan Logistics site was the first site to be certified TAPA in June 2011. Montblanc was certified AEO in July 2011. Richemont International Distribution (‘RID’) in Switzerland was certified TAPA ‘A’ in June 2012 with the high rating of 94/100.

Richemont Public Relations and Edelman Berland (December 2012)

Richemont PR and Edelman Berland won the European Excellence Award for ‘Best Europe Middle East & Africa Public Relations Measurement Program’ for its online evaluation process.

With in-depth coverage analysis of more than 3 000 websites in eight languages, the process enabled Richemont’s Maisons to unearth the key players in the luxury digital media and PR landscape and manage their presence in this constantly evolving universe.