Guerlain is a French perfume house founded in 1828 by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain. The house was owned and managed by members of the Guerlain family from 1828 to 1994 and it was acquired in 1994 by the LVMH group.
Step inside the world of Maison Guerlain and cross the threshold where respect for tradition and a sense of innovation join together to offer the most beautiful creations. Discover a world of unique creations enhancing women’s BEAUTY since 1828. For nearly two centuries and five generations, Guerlain perfumers have cultivated a unique expertise to bring you exquisite perfumes, makeup, and skincare creams dedicated to BEAUTY.
Fully aware of its social and environmental responsibilities, Guerlain integrated sustainable development into its company strategy back in 2007.
Presented in a formal Charter, Guerlain’s sustainable development is driven by its Board of Directors, which is guided by a Steering Committee made up of representatives from each of the House’s areas of expertise. The approach is shared by all our employees, customers, suppliers and more broadly by society in general.
The Guerlain approach to Sustainable Development is based on six key challenges: eco-responsibility, transportation, responsible purchasing, eco-design, biodiversity and social responsibility.
For LVMH, an environmentally sound approach is closely linked to their values and businesses. The use of rare essences of fragrances, precious leathers and woven fabrics have instilled respect for nature which translates into efforts to preserve landscapes, protect biodiversity and ensure consumer health, harmless production methods, and the impeccable quality of proven products.
LVMH have provided a framework for this goal. They have drawn up a global charter that defines environmental protection criteria and goals. As part of LVMH core management organisation, an Environmental Affairs Department works every day to spread the special culture of the environmental impact assessment, coordinates actions and encourages all of its subsidiaries to adopt the best ecological practices at all levels of production. They particularly strive to reduce waste, use water sparingly and control energy use. In 2003, a waste treatment station was built at the Guerlain site in Chartres, it provides a pollution clearance rate higher than 90%.