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

The Group participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (‘CDP’) annual data collection process. Richemont’s 2013 submission received the following ratings by the CDP’s assessors: 79 % for disclosure (2012: 79 %) and level B for performance (2012: level C)

In partnership with Corporate Knights Capital and leading sustainability minds from non-governmental organisations and the academic and accounting communities, Newsweek has ranked the world’s largest companies on corporate sustainability and environmental impact. In this Green Rankings 2014, Richemont ranked 33rd out of 500 of the world’s largest companies by market capitalisation.

Rating agencies

Following a review of the CSR ratings landscape and the use to which agencies’ reports are put, in 2014 Richemont established a short-list of preferred institutions. It will continue to engage with those institutions and answer their questionnaires. The following institutions are currently included: CDP; DJSI / Robeco Sam; EIRIS (Ethical Research Services); InRate; MSCI ESG Indices; and Sustainalytics.

Institutions which approach Richemont but which are not on this short-list will be invited to refer to the contents of Richemont’s annual report and accounts and its annual CSR report, both of which are available on the website.

Innovation and design

The Group’s Maisons regularly receive product awards for innovation and design. Recently, awards were received for product excellence, customer service and employer-of-choice, including:

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 and the Charles Darwin Foundation. 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.

The Net-A-Porter Group - Various awards (2012, 2013 and 2014)

Notable awards in recent years have included 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: The British Society of Magazine Editors (Editors of the Year – Digital Men’s Title) and WGSN Global Fashion Awards (E-Store Pure Play).

The launch of the Beauty category has been a marked success with the addition of 80 beauty brands featuring the quintessential beauty edit, which received the Best New Launch and Best Packaging Awards from the In Style Magazine (UK) Beauty Awards in July 2013.

In October 2013, Net-A-Porter was nominated for the Best Online Store for the Racked Awards and THE OUTNET was awarded ‘Best E-Store’ in the WGSN Global Fashion Awards.

Richemont China - CITES award

Richemont China Logistics obtained the CITES Management Award from the Shanghai CITES Bureau in 2013. 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.

Piaget – Watch of the Year 2013 award (October 2013)

The independent jury of professionals from the watchmaking industry appointed by ‘Montres Passion’ magazine for the 20th ‘Montre de l’Année’ award has chosen the Altiplano Date by Piaget as Watch of the Year 2013.

The Altiplano Date by Piaget was honoured with the First Jury Prize for the Watch of the Year 2013. This watch was described as ‘impeccable’, ‘perfect’, ‘with such a restrained and balanced design that we forget what an enormous feat it is to produce such a masterpiece’.

Since 1994, the purpose of the Watch of the Year Prize has been to promote the best watch creations of each year, in terms of technology as well as aesthetics.

Cartier – Walpole Corporate Social Responsibility award (November 2013)

In November 2013, Cartier took home first prize from the Walpole Awards for Excellence in association with Coutts. The annual awards are run by Walpole, a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1990 to promote British luxury goods at home and worldwide, and are designed to recognise the best in the British luxury industry.

Cartier picked up the Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which recognises luxury brand or institution that has made CSR an inherent part of its business ethic, incorporating sustainable sourcing, supplier and employee relationship, product design and development and environmental impact reduction.

Vacheron Constantin – ‘Meilleure entreprise formatrice’ award (November 2013)

In November 2013, the ‘Département de l'instruction publique, de la culture et du sport’, the ‘Association Cité des métiers’ and the ‘Communauté genevoise d'action syndicale’ have awarded eight firms which are involved in training.

Vacheron Constantin has been awarded ‘Meilleure entreprise formatrice’ in the technical field. This award recognised the Manufacture’s support and willingness to foster the passing-on of clock-making and technical know-how.

A. Lange & Söhne and Van Cleef & Arpels – ‘Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

In 2013, on the occasion of the 13th edition of ‘Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève’ (‘GPHG’), two Maisons were awarded the following first prizes:

  • A. Lange & Söhne: ‘Prix de la grande complication’ and ‘Prix du public
  • Van Cleef & Arpels : ‘Prix de la complication pour dame

Roger Dubuis – Temporis Gala Awards 2014 (May 2014)

At the 3rd Edition of the TEMPORIS Gala Awards, the only event in Romania and Central Eastern Europe dedicated to genuine watches and to the famous people in Haute Horlogerie, Roger Dubuis won double recognition.

Dan Vardie, founder of TEMPORIS, has also established the ‘TEMPORIS Hall of Fame’: a unique gallery gathering the most important master watchmakers, inventors and designers of Haute Horlogerie. This year, Mr Roger Dubuis has been honoured a place in the ‘TEMPORIS Hall of Fame’ alongside Philippe Dufour and Carole Forestier Kasapi. During the Gala, Mr Dubuis collected a second award this time for the incredible Hommage Double Flying Tourbillon with Hand-made Guilloché in pink gold. This exceptional timepiece, revealed in January 2014, won the ‘TEMPORIS Watch of the Year 2014’ award.

Roger Dubuis – Silver Medal at ADC Awards 2014 (February 2014)

The Arts Directors Club (‘ADC’) Switzerland, an association of creative leaders in communication, honoured the best works published in 2013 during a prize-giving gala ceremony on 1 February.

Roger Dubuis was rewarded with a Silver Medal in the ‘Photography & Illustration’ category for its outstanding ‘Daphne Guinness for Roger Dubuis’ pictures captured by internationally renowned photographer Nick Knight, one of the true masters of fashion imagery.

A unique achievement - as such prestigious awards are usually granted to communication agencies and only rarely to brands - and recognition for the work of Roger Dubuis’ in-house Creative Centre and its Creative Director, Alvaro Maggini. Daphne Guinness joined in 2013 the exclusive circle of friends of Roger Dubuis. To mark this collaboration, the photographer Nick Knight captured Daphne Guinness wearing the Velvet models. This exceptional photo shoot produced a series of highly creative images.