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IWC publishes Sustainability Report 2022 and announces collaboration with Gisele Bündchen

Schaffhausen, 26th July 2022 – IWC Schaffhausen today releases the fourth edition of its Sustainability Report. The Report features a foreword by environmentalist and supermodel Gisele Bündchen, IWC’s newly appointed Environmental & Community Projects Advisor. As well as outlining the Swiss luxur...

ABOUT YOU, YOOX NET-A-PORTER and ZALANDO join forces to launch new climate action initiative for fashion brands

In a unique industry collaboration, the three online retailers are launching a bespoke learning platform to support their brand partners in setting climate targets aligned with science.

Iris Van der Veken is appointed Executive Director and Secretary General of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

The Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030 (WJI2030) is pleased to announce the appointment of Iris Van der Veken as Executive Director and Secretary General of the Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030, effective 12 July 2022. Iris will directly report to the Board of the WJI2030, and will be based in Ge...

Richemont reports strong FY22 ESG performance

Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group, today releases its annual Sustainability Report 2022, detailing the Group’s strong ESG performance for the year ended 31 March 2022.

YOOX-NET-A-PORTER publishes insights into the first year of its 10-year sustainability journey

YOOX-NET-A-PORTER publishes its first annual Infinity Strategy Close Up for 2021; a progress update on the first year of the Infinity Strategy.

Richemont recognised as a Financial Times Climate Leader 2022

On World Earth Day, Richemont is proud to be in the Financial Times Climate Leaders 2022 ranking, one of only 400 companies across Europe that have achieved the greatest reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2020.

World-renowned Homo Faber opens its doors in Venice to celebrate fine craftsmanship

Organised by the Michelangelo Foundation, Homo Faber opens its doors in Venice from 10 April to 1 May 2022. This 2nd edition highlights craft's role in creating a more sustainable and inclusive future through 15 exceptional exhibitions, conferences and immersive digital experiences, showcasing ov...

Richemont receives industry leading Sustainalytics ESG score of 10.7

Richemont is pleased to announce that it received a Sustainalytics’ ESG Risk Rating of 10.7, ranking the Group in the top 2% out of the 14 784 companies rated worldwide

Cartier Philanthropy presents its new website with a new brand identity and logo

Cartier Philanthropy has launched a new website with a new brand identity and logo. With an enhanced look and feel, online visitors can discover further how the foundation improves the lives of vulnerable communities.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, Marie Vallanet, President of L’ÉCOLE, and Nicolas Bos, CEO and President of Van Cleef & Arpels, invite you to join an online event on Monday 14 February.

Richemont appoints Dr Bérangère Ruchat as Chief Sustainability Officer

Richemont is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Bérangère Ruchat as Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting to Burkhart Grund, Chief Finance Officer, effective 1 February 2022.

Cartier Women's Initiative releases its Impact Report on its 15th anniversary

In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Cartier Women's Initiative has placed Impact at the heart of its 2022 edition, looking back on the programme's evolution and its impact since its foundation 15 years ago.

Richemont makes CDP’s A List for leadership in corporate sustainability and tackling climate change

Richemont has been recognised for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its ‘A List’ for tackling climate change.

Chloé has achieved B Corp Certification

Chloé has just achieved B Corp Certification, resulting from a collective work of over 18 months by its teams worldwide. By becoming B Corp today, Chloé commits to a continuous improvement process, using business as a force for good to benefit all people, communities and the planet.

World's Best Employers 2021

At Richemont, we are pleased to be ranked #113 out of #750 companies in Forbes' ranking of the world's best employers, and thank our colleagues for their vote of confidence.

OTB joins Cartier on the AURA Blockchain Consortium

As a founding member of the #AuraBlockchain Consortium with LVMH and Prada Group, Cartier, part of Richemont, welcomes the international fashion group OTB as a new member.

Delegated by Richemont, Cartier launch the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030 with Kering and the RJC

The initiative welcomes all watch and jewellery brands with a national and international footprint willing to commit to a set of ambitious and common objectives in three areas: building climate resilience, preserving resources, and fostering inclusiveness.

NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER and THE OUTNET bring luxury resale service powered by Reflaunt

NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER and THE OUTNET revealed today a landmark partnership between YOOX NET-A-PORTER and the leading resale technology provider, Reflaunt.

Richemont sponsors new Masters programme in Sustainable Management & Technology with The Enterprise for Society Center

32 students from 16 countries will join the newly created two-year programme focused on sustainability, technology and management by Swiss academic institutions EPFL, HEC-UNIL and IMD.

Richemont's carbon reduction plans for 2025 and 2030 have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

We are proud to share that the Science Based targets we submitted in May have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Richemont joins PWC panel on the circular economy titled “Circularity as the new normal” in the luxury industry

Matthew Kilgarriff, Richemont’s Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, joins PWC panel discussion on the circular economy in the watch and jewellery industry

Richemont participates in industry collaboration to launch 'Gemstones and Jewellery Community Platform'

Richemont’s Maisons have been collaborating with peers since 2015 through the Coloured Gemstones Working Group that aims to unite the industry through shared commitments to catalyse positive change, for people and planet.

Richemont co-chairs the new SDG Taskforce launched by the Responsible Jewellery Council

The Responsible Jewellery Council has announced the launch of an SDG Taskforce to create a platform to benchmark members' progress in the implementation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Cartier partners with LVMH and Prada Group to form the Aura Blockchain Consortium

Today, Cartier together with LVMH and the Prada Group announced the creation of the #AuraBlockchain. The technology offered will provide access to product history and proof of authenticity, addressing the challenges of traceability, responsible sourcing and sustainability.

Panerai reveals Submersible eLAB-ID, a concept watch with the highest percentage of recycled-based material ever

With 98.6% of recycled-based material by weight the watch creates a model for circular watchmaking practices

Visionnaire Sprint, a successful Richemont’s internal innovation initiative

Over 8 000 colleagues participated across geographies and professional roles in Richemont’s initiative to nurture innovation mindsets and drive impact across the business

Richemont participates in industry panel on the Sustainability of Exotic Leathers

Matthew Kilgarriff, Group CSR Director, discusses in detail the sustainability of the exotic leathers' supply chain with the exotic leather industry specialists and luxury peers

IWC achieves RJC Chain-of-Custody Certification

This voluntary standard, which complements the RJC’s Code of Practices (COP) IWC Schaffhausen already adheres to, certifies that the gold and platinum used in IWC Schaffhausen’s supply chain are fully traceable and responsibly sourced

Richemont announces partnership with RAISEfashion & #ANTIRACISMFUND

As part of Richemont’s ongoing commitment to DEI, we are supporting Raise Fashion’s 10 week internship programme for students from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Richemont joins RE100 initiative

Richemont commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity across its entire global operations by 2025

Richemont's 2021 Global CSR Conference

Richemont’s annual CSR Conference took place over five days in January 2021

Cartier joins The Lion’s Share Fund

Find out more about Cartier’s commitment to this award-winning UNDP initiative that unites brands, conservationists and consumers to tackle the crisis in nature, biodiversity and climate

Richemont supports European Sustainable Development Week 2020

Learn about all the initiatives put together by our European Regional Sustainability team, from webinars to building awareness and learning through hosting informative and engaging panel discussions to share how we are contributing to progress on this front

Richemont announces DEI developments including creation of Group DEI Council

Dedicated team of six Senior Leaders and four Gen Z employees to support and guide the Group to have real impact

Richemont speaks at CITES on UN’s World Wildlife Day

Matthew Kilgarriff, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, talks about Richemont’s actions to support biodiversity

Richemont's 2019 Global CSR Conference takes place

Richemont’s inaugural CSR Conference took place on 10 and 11 October in Geneva.

Richemont sponsors WeQual Awards 2019 for world-class women executives

Richemont actively supports equal representation in the workplace and helps accelerate the advancement of women’s careers in our industry and beyond.

ConnectHer for equal opportunities in career development

As 57% of our global workforce and 61% of our Millenials workforce are women, we see it as our responsibility to support them in important moments in their career when major decisions are being taken.

First step towards a ‘Circular Economy’

Richemont’s acquisition of Watchfinder in 2018 represents a step into the market of pre-owned luxury goods, specifically watches.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP receives Diversity & Inclusion Award at Milan’s Diversity Day

Celebrating companies which value diversity and prove the importance of inclusion every day in the workplace.

Global Wellbeing Campaign

In order to provide better visibility and awareness of our international benefits schemes, a global wellbeing campaign was developed in close collaboration with our employees and implemented in 2019.

Explorer Programme

We have launched an internal program for people who are keen to develop outside their current role and who value experiences over linear career pathways.

Panerai Ecologico demonstrates product eco-innovation at SIHH 2019

Panerai Ecologico is a philosophy and a commitment that drives innovation in product development.

#NEVERSTOPLEARNING

In 2018, we launched our new take on learning comprising: a revamped portal; a mobile App; and hundreds of hours of open content.