Women Forward. For a fairer future.To bring positive impact to people & the planet.This is our purpose guiding all we do.
The legacy of our founder, Gaby Aghion, and her forward vision of femininity, continues to inspire our long-term commitment to support women’s advancement, rebalance gender-based inequalities and promote inclusivity. The ultimate goal: creating beautiful products with meaningful impact.
Our plan is ambitious – and our aim is to extend it to every level, and every individual, within our sourcing and supply chain, our activities and our communities. With women as change agents, inspiring and engaging us, we will reinforce our commitment to bring positive impact to people and the planet.
We have decided to transform our operations and shift our mindset through efforts in everyday practices. We want to improve social and environmental sustainability with greater transparency and accountability. This section will be regularly updated with our progress.
While we are aware change does not happen overnight, we are committed to this exciting journey. We are ready to act for a fairer and more sustainable future together.
Last updated: September 2021
of our time dedicated to Gender Equality Initiatives, and creation of an Impact Fund – 1% for the Girls.
lower-impact materials used in collections
Our intention to shift to a purpose-driven model is evident in our commitment to become B-Corp certified in 2021 – a first in the luxury industry. We commit to concrete changes in our day-to-day activities at all levels of the organization. To achieve this, we set ambitious objectives for 2021 based on four pillars: Fair & Equal Opportunities for our people, Responsible Sourcing, Positive Impact on Communities, and Impact on the Planet. Measurable objectives are published in this section for each pillar. This roadmap is inspired by our Environmental Impact Report and by our materiality analysis.
We have also created a dedicated sustainability governance structure, comprising our board with external advisors, Amanda Nguyen and Elisabeth Laville, who will hold us accountable to these objectives. We commit to embrace this purpose in all we do.
As social impact is a key pillar of our approach, we are currently working with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and the Conseil National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) to develop a methodology for a social profit and loss account. While research is only just beginning, we plan to make an open-source version of the tool once it is ready.
Our Pillars of engagement
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B Corp is one of the most demanding certifications that evaluates brands’ social and environmental impact, with over 300 questions about governance, workers, communities and impact on the environment. We are proud to be the first luxury Maison to join this community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good. By becoming B Corp certified, we reinforce our commitment to taking accountability for our impact on people and the planet.