// LVMH has launched the first standard for responsible crocodile leather sourcing
// The standard is based on four pillars
// Independent organisation NSF International validated the new requirements
LVMH has announced it would boost measures to make sure a “responsible supply” of crocodile skins is distributed in its collections.
The French luxury fashion manufacturer and retail group, which owns Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton, launched the first standard for responsible crocodile leather sourcing across three pilot farms.
The standard is based on four pillars: preservation of the species and respect for the local communities, animal welfare all along the life stages of the animals, working conditions of men and women on the farms and environment protection.
Independent organisation NSF International was one of the many technical experts who developed and validated the new requirements.
The three farms are certified by the standard supply Heng Long, a 100 per cent LVMH tanner which is based in Singapore.
Meanwhile, the 20 farms that supply Heng Long in Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Philippines and the US will be certified before 2020.
“LVMH has decided to set a new frame of reference by launching a new standard for the industry, whose regulations seemed insufficient to us,” LVMH strategy director Jean Baptiste Voisin said.