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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The communities

Hermès possesses a total of 52 manufactures, 41 of which are located in France, and has more than 300 stores worldwide. Close relationships with suppliers, partners and markets are nurtured locally.
We are committed to forging lasting ties with these different communities, and to assuming the role of corporate citizen, by developing, supporting, improving, renovating, cross-fertilising, interconnecting, and preserving local know-how.
 
Footsteps across the world : Kyoto, Japan Footsteps across the world : Kyoto, Japan

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.
 


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  • Montbron, from Charentaise slippers to Hermès bags
  • Montbron, from Charentaise slippers to Hermès bags

    Montbron, in its picture postcard landscape, was sliding into oblivion. The opening of the Hermès leather workshop created over 250 jobs that contributed to the regeneration of this town in the Charentes area of southwestern France.
     
  • Living Heritage Companies in tune with the time

    A dozen Hermès companies are certified Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (EPVs, or living heritage companies). This label is reserved for exceptional techniques, outstanding patents and archives, and long-established geographical roots. It is above all a breeding ground for innovation.
     
  • Hermès Sellier, Pantin
  • Saint-Junien
  • Saint-Junien, fitting like a glove

    Almost a century old, the Ganterie de Saint-Junien, situated on the banks of the River Vienne, is the oldest glove factory in France. Acquired by Hermès in 1998, it has been given a new lease of life.
     
  • Silk with a generous quality

    A Hermès carré is more than just a scarf, particularly when it is socially responsible. Limited editions are regularly produced in support of actions by local non-profit organisations.
     
  • Battery Conservancy
  • Footsteps across the world  : London, United Kingdom Footsteps across the world  : London, United Kingdom
  • Footsteps across the world collection

    The Goldfinger Factory spreads out under the Trellick Tower’s 320 metres of concrete. In this underprivileged part of West London, young people become talented apprentices with the support of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. Recycled wood and metal sheets are transformed into contemporary furniture. A social enterprise that focuses on style.
     
     

 

Our 2016 registration document

Extract CSR from the annual report 2016
Sustainable Development, 82 pages, 1MB
 
 

Our imprint on...

  • Les femmes et les hommes

    Hermès employs 13,500 men and women, of which 4,500 are artisans – the house’s most widely-represented profession. Training, passing on, developing, being open to new ideas and mindful of wellbeing, health and solidarity: our ambition is to support self-fulfilment for everyone.
  • The Planet

    Hermès is skilled in around twenty métiers that respect and exalt the finest natural materials. It is our duty to ensure sustainable and responsible use of the planet’s resources by preserving, protecting, promoting, tracing, certifying, optimising, and recycling them.
  • The communities

    Hermès possesses a total of 52 manufactures, 41 of which are located in France, and has more than 300 stores worldwide. Close relationships with suppliers, partners and markets are nurtured locally. We are committed to forging lasting ties with these different communities, and to assuming the role of corporate citizen, by developing, supporting, improving, renovating, cross-fertilising, interconnecting, and preserving local know-how.