Support, inclusion, employment: across the globe, Louis Vuitton maintains special ties with the local communities within which the Maison operates.
Our On-going actions:
Pursuing our long-term partnership with UNICEF
Developing our partnerships with local associations worldwide
Louis Vuitton for Unicef Partnership: Protecting Vulnerable Children
In 2016, Louis Vuitton and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed a global partnership to support the most vulnerable children around the world. The partnership aims to raise funds for UNICEF to provide the essential interventions required to protect, save lives, and ensure the rights of all children, around the world.
Promoting Professional Integration
Louis Vuitton’s teams around the world support their local communities by contributing to improve access to education and job opportunities for young people.
Bringing Louis Vuitton closer to local educational institutions
Increasing access to professional opportunities for those from underprivileged areas in France
Making a national commitment with PAQTE:
To ensure that we are as close as possible to the active players on the ground in France, in 2020 Louis Vuitton strengthened its commitment to underprivileged areas by signing the “Pacte Avec les Quartiers pour Toutes les Entreprises” (PAQTE). This initiative connects the French government, NGOs, and private companies, to raise awareness, train, recruit and purchase in the 1,514 neighbourhoods identified as most in need of investment by the French government (Ministère de la Cohésion des Territoires et des Relations avec les Collectivités Territoriales).
Establishing partnerships with local organisations:
young job seekers have been mentored by 61 Louis Vuitton managers since 2007 through our partnership with the French organisation "Nos Quartiers ont des Talents" (NQT), of which 141 were able to subsequently find employment that matched their qualifications. This mentoring program facilitates access to employment for students coming from underprivileged neighbourhoods or disadvantaged backgrounds.
Developing skills sponsorship
days of skills sponsorship were offered to our employees in the United States in 2019 to give them the opportunity to support causes that are dear to them. In the space of 48 hours, more than 500 of them expressed their interest in this first session in order to volunteer for a day with a charity of their choice.
Promoting Access to Art & Culture and Conserving our Heritage
Louis Vuitton’s close relationship with the arts and its unique heritage allow us to actively contribute to cultural offerings around the world.
Sharing our history through free access to Louis Vuitton exhibitions
Bring art around the world through the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s "Hors-les-murs" programme
Inaugurated in 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton commits to engage in international activities, both at the Fondation in Paris and in partnership with public and private institutions, but also through a specific “Hors-les-murs” programme taking place within the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Venice, Munich, Beijing and Seoul. These venues, which are devoted to the presentation of the Fondation's Collection, are open to the public free of charge.
Preserving Louis Vuitton’s local heritage
Louis Vuitton is taking an active part in transmitting cultural, local heritage and promotes the long-term viability of the territories where our history has been written.