LVMH

Rated for year 2017: Non vegan

Score: -2

Industry:  Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear

 

Analysis:

Animal slaughtering and recent controversy on crocodiles skinned alive (see sources). No commitment to animal welfare or cruelty-free policy found in the 2016 annual report or social responsibility report. Leather goods and skins, which are produced in the company’s farms or supplied, are in the heart of LVMH business: “Fashion & leather goods” is one of the five Group’s business line (p 4 of 2016 annual report) and counts for 34% of the Group’s revenue (p 27 of 2016 annual report).

BENEFICIAL ASPECTS: none

HARMFUL ASPECTS: animal skins industry

 

Sources:

https://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/rechercher/crocodile%20brillant

https://investigations.peta.org/vietnam-crocodile-skin-farm/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davisbrett/2016/12/22/crocodiles-in-vietnam-skinned-alive-in-service-of-fashion/#33e6780d2817

LVMH 2016 annual report

https://r.lvmh-static.com/uploads/2017/08/2016-social-responsibility-report.pdf