Maximising our handprint on people
At Montblanc, we believe that everyone can leave a mark. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to educate youths about the inspiring potential of the written word.
Founded to benefit children and young adults around the world, Dear Future is an exciting philanthropic initiative dedicated to writing. A collaborative project from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation together with the Maison, Dear Future is a sustainable way to give back to society with the power of writing.
Helping youths – particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds – Dear Future’s educational initiatives are funded around the world. Each project is designed to have a meaningful impact on a local community, whether that involves fighting illiteracy, teaching the art of calligraphy, or encouraging young people to express themselves by writing their own songs, plays and stories.
“With Dear Future,” says Vincent Montalescot, Chief Marketing Officer and Chairman of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation, “our goal is not just to donate funds, but to be a part of the solution and help craft the programs, so they can have even more impact”.
The "Glocal" Approach
While the Dear Future initiative is global in scale, each project is carefully adapted to suit the needs of local communities. We call this authentic and meaningful approach, ‘glocal’.
While Dear Future has already made a significant impact on local communities in its first year, we believe there’s a lot more that can be done to really make a mark worldwide. Watch this space to discover new Dear Future projects as they unfold.
For more details about Dear Future or to get in touch about the initiative, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.
Understanding our emissions better is the first step to reduce our footprint. We are collaborating with experts in the field to measure the impact generated by our production activities in order to reduce our emissions across the entire supply chain. We are changing heating systems, windows and lighting in our main buildings; and by 2025 the electricity we source worldwide will be 100% renewable.
And while our journey into being more sustainable has already begun, we also take responsibility for our emissions caused by buildings, manufacturing, and transport (Scopes 1 and 2); and we currently offset 100% of our direct Greenhouse Gas emissions caused by business travel and logistics (Scope 3).
Also, in 2022, the studies we are undertaking will enable us to express tangible mid and long-term reduction targets.
We not only take care of what happens inside our house, we require our supply chain partners to follow the Richemont Code of conduct, as well. We are proud to partner with independent organisations such as the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Leather Working Group to ensure we work with a network of global suppliers that take social and environmental considerations into account. Our goals are to achieve:
leather sourced 100% from Europe and from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group, by 2023.
C02 neutrality by 2023 in the leather we use - from slaughterhouse to the finished products.
Sustain our Responsible Jewellery Council Certification Code of Practices and further achieve Responsible Jewellery Council Chain of Custody status by April 2024. Certifying that the gold used in our watches, writing instruments and accessories is fully traceable and responsibly sourced.
We are aware that the materials we use are finite, and it is important to us as a company to extend their lifespan whenever possible. As a result, we have developed new plastic-free packaging for both clients and logistics which uses only recycled materials.
All our products using nylon are fully recyclable and sourced from recycled plastic. In addition, we’re already recycling all the metal parts of our leather products and leftover materials. These are transformed into new products, thereby lowering our environmental footprint.
We pledge / Our commitment
To be PVC free by the end of 2022
To achieve full roll out of sustainable packaging, covering both customer & logistics packaging, by 2022
Leaving a good mark on the world starts by taking care of our own home. That’s why our corporate culture strives to do right by our people and the communities we touch. We strive to make a positive impact by spearheading educational initiatives in the field of writing. And by preserving craftsman expertise to create opportunities towards responsible and sustainable development.