For our Maisons, building strong relationships with their local communities is integral to the way in which they operate and many organise local donations activities. A multitude of local employee initiatives take place each year, for example in sports events and education. Employees are also supported in fundraising and volunteering for charitable causes.

Richemont employees contributed to a combined 2’450 hours of their time to volunteering initiatives in 2017, supporting causes around the world. Through blood drives, 180 units of blood were donated.

An example is Peter Millar, which initiated a volunteering program named “Crown in the Community”. Teams from Customer Service, IT, Accounting, Marketing and Design were involved and all visited food banks, shelters and community centres.

At Group level, Richemont continues to support a number of charitable foundations. Below are some details of eight of these. Richemont or one of its Maisons either founded or co-founded those indicated with an asterisk (*).


 

 

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain* promotes discovery, by revealing young artists to the public or by unveiling the secret side of world-renowned artists, and also creation through the commissioning and production of works. By opening up to the most diverse realms of creation and knowledge, it stimulates curiosity and discovery through its exhibitions.

 


 

fondazione cologni mestieri d arte

Cologni Foundation for Artistic Craft Professions (Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri) is geared towards generating a ‘new Renaissance’ of the Métiers d'Art (or Artistic Craft Professions). Its activities are mainly aimed at training new generations of artisans and saving outstanding crafts from the risk of oblivion.

 


 

Peace Parks Foundation

Peace Parks Foundation facilitates the establishment of transfrontier conservation areas (Peace Parks) and develops human resources, thereby supporting sustainable economic development, the conservation of biodiversity and regional peace and stability.

 


 

Laureus

Laureus* harnesses the power of sport to promote social change and celebrates sporting excellence. Laureus comprises three elements: the Laureus World Sports Academy; the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation; and the Laureus World Sports Awards. Since 2005, IWC Schaffhausen has partnered with Laureus.

 


 

Teacher of Ten Thousand Generations Foundation

Teacher of Ten Thousand Generations Foundation assists underprivileged children and their families in China by providing educational opportunities, thereby offering them a greater choices in their futures. The foundation has an association with a number of schools in Southern China.

 


 

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie* fosters and promotes fine watchmaking's values of creativity, culture and tradition at an international level. It has three goals: (i) to provide information about fine watchmaking; (ii) to train fine watch professionals; and (iii) to affirm its role as a Think Tank for the fine watch industry.

 


 

cartier philanthropy

Cartier Philanthropy* strives to improve the livelihoods of the most vulnerable communities through partnerships with non-profit organizations active in four priority areas: humanitarian assistance towards the plight of children; promotion of women empowerment; support to responsible management of natural resources; and access to basic services.

 


 

the michelangelo foundation for creativity and craftsmanship

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, non-profit organisation that celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design.