Hermès, a french model of craftsmanship that creates value
Hermès creates beautiful and functional objects that can be repaired and passed on from generation to generation. The quality of the materials used, combined with the exceptional know-how of its craftspeople, contributes to the sustainability of its timelessly elegant creations. Attached to humanist and artisanal values, the company is committed to a responsible approach that rests, in its production and development, on a permanent demand for quality, and to which its cultural, social, and environmental commitments bear witness.
Quality is something that can be repaired. Because Hermès objects are passed on, the house’s repair workshops maintain them and extend their life.
Hermès and its partners share a common drive, and are making progress together in their CSR commitments.
Natural resources sustainability
The company contributes to the active revitalization of regions: the location of its factories in regional centers allows employees to be part of a local social and cultural ecosystem.
As a responsible company, Hermès takes an active part in education
The house of Hermès pays particular attention to the passing-on of its exceptional know-how, as well as to its continuous improvement. It is therefore increasingly involved, from the onset, in the sustainability of its métiers and the excellence of its craftsmanship. It also promotes education through training in unique skills. In this same spirit, Hermès has an active policy of establishing and maintaining close links with leading schools in the fields of art, design, craftsmanship, engineering, and commerce, as well as with regional vocational schools.
The Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Created in 2008, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is a patron of the arts, education, and biodiversity. The Foundation’s work rests on four pillars: teaching, creating, protecting, and promoting. It is carried out through several dedicated programs. Since its creation, it has supported over 900 projects in all fields.
A creator, artisan, and seller of high-quality objects since 1837, Hermès is an independent, family-owned French house.
Driven by a spirit of continuous entrepreneurship and high standards, Hermès cultivates its employees’ freedom and independence with responsible management.
The company perpetuates the passing-on of exceptional know-how through a strong regional presence that respects people and nature. Sixteen artisanal trades feed the creativity of the company, whose collections are presented in over 300 stores around the world.
At Hermès, more than 19,700 people around the world, including nearly 12,400 in France, work to create “beautiful objects in beautiful spaces” in a harmonious, environmentally friendly setting. The company is open to a wide range of profiles. Hermès seeks out women and men with a spirit of curiosity, a sense of teamwork, and a commitment to quality. Our management style is based on trust, which fosters team spirit and lifelong learning.
A digital pioneer in its industry with the launch of its first e-commerce site in the United States as early as 2001, Hermès is constantly seeking to innovate for this digital flagship, which is now positioned among the Group’s leading stores. In a spirit of creativity, authenticity, and diversity, it brings together distance selling, services, and original content around the history and news of the house.