Hélène Valade is the new environment development director at LVMH. Her mission will be to stand up for the improvement of the environmental performance of all of the company’s products, to deploy the highest standards in all its supply chains, to improve the key environmental effectiveness indicators in all of its production sites and to ensure CO2 emissions are reduced.
A graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Valade began her career at the Institut français de l'opinion publique (IFOP) before being hired by French utilities and waste management group Suez in 2005. Until 2014, she was sustainable development director of the group’s water supply company Lyonnaise des Eaux, and was then appointed Suez’s vice-president of sustainable development. Since June 2018, she has also been the president of CSR watchdog ORSE (Observatoire de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises), and is a director of environmental advisory agency ADEME.
LVMH is a French luxury group. It boasts the largest market capitalization of any company in France. In the current climate of geopolitical and economic instability, creativity and quality, the group’s founding values have become benchmarks. The increasing digitalization of its activities reinforces the quality of the experience it brings to customers. Its largest division is of fashion and leather goods.