Corporate Social Responsibility
"For Montblanc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) integrates all dimensions of a sustainable business with regard to social, economic and environmental responsibility and contribution.
Since more than 100 years Montblanc stands for excellent artisanal craftsmanship.
The commitment to highest quality and traditional values manifest itself in the Maison´s timeless creations, which makes them a fine lifetime companion to their owners. In equal measure, this philosophy implies the continuation of the CSR tradition of employee development and community investment involvement towards its employees and civil society as a whole.
With its origins in the culture of writing, Montblanc has set an international standard of cultural commitment, with wide-ranging international initiatives to promote arts and culture in many forms from contemporary arts, young theatre and classical music.
Projects initiated by the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, founded in 1992, include the Montblanc Cutting Edge Art Collection, a private collection of over 200 works exhibited at Montblanc’s headquarters in Hamburg, and the Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Project, the only international award recognizing the work and commitment of modern-day patrons of the art.
Since more than 10 years Montblanc has joined forces with UNICEF. In 2004 for the first time to launch "Sign Up for the Right to Write", a campaign to promote quality education for the world's children. Then again in 2009 Montblanc and UNICEF unveiled the Meisterstück "Signature for Good" initiative working together to fight illiteracy around the world. The project raised $4.3 million USD. Lastly in 2013 Montblanc continued its support to benefit UNICEF’s education programmes, focusing on the most vulnerable children, through the Schools for Africa and Asia initiatives, and programmes in Latin America. Montblanc built on the success of the first “Signature for Good” initiative launched in 2009 and raised over all projects more than $10 million USD .
The Power of Words project was launched by Montblanc, the Mandela Foundation and the Tribeca Film Institute in April 2013. In Partnership with Times Square Alliance, a short film video featuring Mandela’s words and directed by Nabil Elderkin is projected in New York’s iconic Times Square every night shortly before midnight. In 2014 Montblanc extends the Power of Words project, a collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute and The Nelson Mandela Foundation, bringing together a new generation of filmmakers to use the legendary and most powerful words of Nelson Mandela to create feature short films that interpret and give new meaning to his legacy and vision.
As a certified member of Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Montblanc embrace and is independently audited against the principles of the RJC Code of Practices regulating responsible business practices when dealing with diamonds, gold and platinum group metals.
The Maison is engaged in a transparent and responsible sourcing system as well as long term supplier relationships.
The Montblanc CSR Policy is inspired from the principles adopted by the Responsible Jewellery Council. For more information please see www.responsiblejewellery.com.
In order to consolidate current CSR activity, a group-wide CSR Strategy has been defined by the Richemont Group providing structure, setting goals as well as facilitating communication and sharing best practices for all Maisons.
For further information please refer to www.richemont.com/corporate-social-responsibility/csr-report.html.