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Richemont today announces the appointment of Dr Bérangère Ruchat as Chief Sustainability Officer, reporting to Burkhart Grund, Chief Finance Officer, effective 1 February 2022.

Last week Richemont hosted Group’s Sustainability Conference, with more than 250 delegates from around the world tuned in virtually to attend.

Internal stakeholders presented the Group’s major achievements across our four Focus Areas and three Transversal Areas, in line with our Aspirational commitments.

Those commitments and progress against targets will be detailed in our 2022 Sustainability Report to be released in June.

The growing number of delegates and the level of interest clearly demonstrate how important the Group Sustainability journey is to Group’s employees.

Richemont’s CSR Director, Matthew Kilgarriff, hosted the week-long event. He underlined the progress made and how it had contributed to Richemont’s Top-Ranked status among ESG rating agencies.

Building upon Richemont’s top-ranking achievements in ESG reporting and commitment to Science Based Targets, Dr Bérangère Ruchat will bring her deep sustainability expertise and collaborative track record to further develop the Group’s vision and step up its sustainability ambition.

Dr Ruchat joins from the Firmenich Group, Switzerland, where she was Chief Sustainability Officer and more recently, Senior Vice President Sustainability.

During her 12-year tenure, Dr Ruchat established unique partnerships, drove Firmenich sustainability strategy and led the group ESG reporting. Beforehand, she was the Director of Partnerships at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) from 2004, having led the Partners in Action Program at the United Nations System Staff College, which she joined in 2000.

Dr Ruchat was acknowledged by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Leading Women Awards for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in 2016. She also received the Head of Sustainability of the Year award by Ethical Corporation in 2015.

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