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 form part of our 2014 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.

You will find details about our business developments in the 2014 Annual Report.

With over 90 % of the Group’s sales made by Responsible Jewellery Council (‘RJC’) members and with 100 % RJC certification for our businesses which use gold and diamonds by next year, this year we have concentrated our efforts on our supply chain partners becoming RJC members too. The RJC’s Code of Practices covers a wide range of sustainability issues, including: human rights and labour standards; environmental management; and business ethics.

Other notable developments this year included the establishment of a CSR three-year plan for the Group and Richemont becoming a participant in the United Nations Global Compact. Richemont also saw the first year of the Cartier Charitable Foundation’s operations.

In terms of improving our shared natural and business environments, we know there is always more to do.

Yves-André Istel
Chairman of the Board
Geneva, 30 June 2014