Sustainable Development | Hermes


Sustainable Development

Hermès’ action for sustainable development is founded on the values passed down through the generations by the artisans who have shaped our house and our objects since 1837. The roots of our longevity lie in a sense of responsibility, a quest for authenticity, and respect for time and natural resources. We wish to leave a positive imprint on the world. Men and women, the communities that we belong to, and materials derived from our natural environment have been our constant companions from our very origins. Today, they are more than ever at the heart of our preoccupations and our commitment to progress.

Footsteps across the world

Hermès endeavours to create objects that withstand the test of time and to forge lasting connections with the surrounding world. Film and documentary maker Frédéric Laffont, winner of the Albert Londres award, brings his humanistic perspective to bear as he walks in the house’s footsteps and gives free rein to his camera.
With curiosity awakened, we navigate between stories and portraits, carried along by gestures and places, and taking discovery to the ends of the earth… Our relationship with sustainable development shines through this Footsteps across the World collection.

  • New footsteps



    The leather school: passing on values and skills

    A joint training programme supports Hermès’ development in leather goods. It provides a link between the many artisan specialisations and the leather goods workshops located all over France. 

    Green electricity produced in France

    Eager to take part in the energy transition launched by the Paris Agreement (COP21), Hermès integrates renewable energies into its electricity consumption in France.

    In Héricourt, the rebirth of a manufacture

    When looking for new operations sites, Hermès examines every option, in particular those that result from the industrial heritage of certain regions.

Our 2017 registration document

Extract CSR from the annual report 2017
Sustainable Development, 100 pages, 1.2MB