Main foundations supported
Richemont and its Maisons support many global and local community programmes together with art and cultural programmes that reflect their heritage and the creation of beautiful products.
Individually, employees contribute to the local communities in which they live and work in many ways, including volunteering. The Group donates some € 30 million per year to these and other programmes, amounting to nearly 2% of profit before tax.
Cartier Philanthropy is a grant-making foundation that works to improve the lives on the most excluded and marginalised in the world’s lowest income regions. It supports impact-driven initiatives that provide children and their families access to basic services, promote women’s social and economic development, enhance vulnerable people’s ability to make a living and deliver humanitarian assistance.
Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art
Founded in 1995 to protect and promote the heritage of master craftsmanship throughout Italy, the Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art supports and carries out a number of cultural, scientific and educational programmes to promote, encourage and bridge outstanding crafts safely into the future.
Fondation Azzedine Alaïa
The Association Azzedine Alaïa, which later became the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa, was founded in 2007 to preserve and showcase the work of Azzedine Alaïa, and the many works from the disciplines of art, fashion and design that he collected over the course of his lifetime, to organise exhibitions and to support cultural and educational activities.
The Foundation also fulfills an educational mandate via collaborations with fashion schools and institutions. It will host conferences and research programs on the Alaïa collection, rich in over 35 000 pieces.
As of the 28th of February 2020, the Fondation Azzedine Alaïa has been recognised as an establishment of public utility.
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Founded in 1984, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is a unique example of corporate philanthropy in France. The foundation is committed to bring contemporary art to the largest audience possible, stimulating curiosity by promoting the discovery of young artists or the unveiling of works by world-renowned artists, and commissioning work from artists to enrich its expansive collection.
The foundation organises exhibitions based on individual artists or themes, Nomadic Nights performances as well as a substantial number of educational activities such as children’s workshops.
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
A not-for-profit foundation set up under private law in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux and Richemont, the objective of the FHH is to promote and spread the reputation of watchmaking excellence around the world.
It provides information on the latest news, history and skills within the watchmaking professions. It trains, assesses and certifies horological knowledge. It organises large-scale events and encounters intended for both the general public and professionals.
A creator of content, competencies, connections and experiences, the FHH is supported by 41 partner brands. Leading names in the watch industry and independent creators, they actively contribute to its activities.
Laureus is a global organisation that celebrates sporting excellence and uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people.
Laureus was established in 2000 by Founding Partners, Richemont and Daimler, who continue to support all aspects of Laureus through their brands Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen. They were joined as Global Partners in 2018 by MUFG, who swiftly became synonymous with the Laureus movement through their support for the organisation around the world.
The first Patron of Laureus was Nelson Mandela. At the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, he made his famous speech about sport having the power to change the world. From that day, President Mandela’s powerful vision has become the philosophy of Laureus and the driving force behind its work.
The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship
Created in 2016, this international non-profit organisation celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship while strengthening the connection between craftsmanship and the world of design. It aims to help people rediscover the ability of the human hand to create, and supports those doing it best.
The Montblanc Cultural Foundation
Founded in 1992, the Montblanc Cultural Foundation sponsors art, contemporary art, young theatre and classical music worldwide. Core initiatives include: Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, which has honoured close to 300 patrons in 17 countries in the past 26 years; the Montblanc Art Collection, which has supported over 170 artists with more than 200 artworks, by commissioning them to create new works.
Peace Parks Foundation
The Peace Parks Foundation dream is to reconnect Africa’s wild spaces to create a future for man in harmony with nature. In order to achieve its vision of “Restoring Tomorrow” for life on earth, the Foundation works to renew and preserve large, functional ecosystems that stretch across international boundaries through the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas. In so doing Peace Parks safeguards the integrity of biological diversity, whilst protecting and regenerating vital natural resources and cultural heritage.
At the same time the Foundation contributes to the development of shared economic benefits and poverty alleviation by harnessing the potential for ecotourism development to provide sustainable economic growth, as well as fosters community engagement and beneficiation initiatives for those living in and around these conservation areas.