As one of UNESCO’s major programmes, LVMH says the MAB provides an important framework for international cooperation to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this respect, LVMH will be present alongside UNESCO at major international events in the next two years, including the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) and the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in November 2020 in Kunming, China.

LVMH and its Maisons are to rely on UNESCO’s scientific expertise to advance their sustainable sourcing programmes via its network of 686 biosphere reserves. “This brings LVMH Maisons the benefits of a network of experts at the regional level and in different disciplines to drive the development and success of their initiatives to protect biodiversity. At the same time, this partnership will facilitate the implementation of innovative solutions for natural and sustainable resource management and the identification of products and new markets centred on the quality and traceability of the materials used”, said LVMH.