Hermès // 2021 Universal Registration Document
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY THE PLANET: ENVIRONMENT
implementation of renewable energy production solutions: the new s Maroquinerie de Guyenne benefits from a photovoltaic plant installed on the roof and an integrated Microgrid system; lowering machinery consumption: the energy impact of machinery was s introduced as one of the decision-making criteria in the context of the machinery investment strategy for the Leather métier . As such, new equipment introduced in both new and existing leather goods workshops is more energy efficient. This approach is carried out in partnership with suppliers. All of the Group’s other métiers benefit from feedback from this work carried out for leather goods workshops. Responsible digital In 2021, Hermès, through its Hermès information systems department, undertook a “Responsible Digital” approach enabling the entire Group’s digital ecosystem to contribute to the sustainable development strategy on the three pillars: environmental: reduction of direct and indirect footprint; s human: improving working conditions and securing data s management (privacy); societal: stakeholder involvement and generous actions. s These actions are managed according to two categories, those with an environmental impact and those directly related to individuals. The main environmental actions concern the life cycle of materials (responsible purchasing, extension of life, reuse, recycling with the help of an adapted company) and frugality (eco-design of applications, sobriety of infrastructures), not forgetting IT4Green, i.e. the contribution of information technologies to reduce the Group’s consumption (energy metering). In addition to ethics and personal data protection, societal projects focus on the accessibility of applications so that everyone can use them. The group is also involved within the FHCM (Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode) in work to examine and analyse the ecological footprint of the Paris fashion shows, of which the digital component is important. REDUCE THE FOOTPRINT AND CONTROL WASTE AND DISCHARGES A major aspect of environmental protection and societal responsibility, waste and discharge management means that each of the House’s various métiers does all it can to reduce the production of waste and discharges and to recycle or recover them. 2.5.3
BREAKDOWN OF WASTE VOLUME BY MÉTIER IN 2021
Leather 9% Perfume 8%
Textile 10% Crystal 9%
* Logistics, Metal, Porcelain, Beyrand, Watch division, Bootmaker, Silversmith
CHANGE IN VOLUME OF WASTE (EXCLUDING FARMS) OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS
WASTE OIW 1 (t) HIW 2 (t) TOTAL (T)
Ordinary Industrial Waste (1) Hazardous Industrial Waste (2)
In 2021, in order to align with European legislation on waste classification, sludge from the treatment of effluents from the Tanneries division is reported in the OIW category; they were previously reported in the HIW category). 14.5% increase in Group waste (excluding farms), down 4.6% compared to 2019.
of industrial waste is recycled
(excluding energy recovery and farms)
The wide range of métiers prevents an overall waste management policy, other than the general principle of avoiding its production and working to improve its reuse and recovery. Waste management is therefore entrusted specifically to each manufacturing division by means of a dual policy of waste reduction and recycling wherever possible. The main contributors are the tanneries, textile, crystal manufacturing, leather, perfumes and real estate divisions.
2021 UNIVERSAL REGISTRATION DOCUMENT HERMÈS INTERNATIONAL
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