Some of the winners were:
SONEVA (Thailand, 2014). It is a chain of sustainability-pioneering luxury resorts that struggles against climate change and is engaged in other aspects, such as water purification. Their Sustainability Report (2014-2015) is the first in the global hospitality sector to use the Total Impact Assessment, which translates the company impacts into “business” indicators. Click here and go to website.
The winners and honourees of the 2014 edition from right to left: Claudia Mazzola -Spazio Sumanpa (Argentina), Kresse Wesling -Elvis & Kresse (United Kingdon)-, Johan Arnø Kryger -Danish Fashion Institute (Denmark)-, Arnfinn Oines –Soneva Resort (Maldivia)-, Maria Eugenia Giron -Observatorio de Productos y Servicios Premium, IE Business School (Spain)-, Miguel Angel Gardetti – Award for Sustainable Luxury in Latin America -, Lisa Montague –CEO, Loewe- and Professor J. Garralda (IE Business School, Spain)
Elvis & Kresse (UK). From 2005, Elvis & Kresse has been producing luxury accessories, recreating objects from apparently useless waste, combining them with traditional craftsmanship. Based on the belief that sharing makes the world a better place, 50% of the profit from their collection of objects made from fire-fighting hoses is donated to the charity organisation Fire Fighters Charity. Click here and go to website.
Some of the honourees were:
Danish Fashion Institute (Denmark). It was honoured for both promoting and working on the need to integrate sustainability and social responsibility into the fashion industry through international events, such as the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, which is entirely devoted to fashion and sustainability, and supported by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. Click here and go to website.
LOEWE (Spain). It spreads the Spanish handcraft tradition and strives to preserve the traditional fur trades, taking care of every step in the production process. Its responsible and sustainable work can be seen in its supply chain management. It even works with a cooperative from the 1200’s. It has been the first brand of the LVMH Group to publish its sustainability report. Click here and go to website.
At the centre: Maria Eugenia Giron, Miguel Angel Gardetti, Lisa Montague -CEO, Loewe- along with the entire Corporate Sustainability Team.
Spazio Sumanpa (Argentina). It helps create sustainable income that will also help women in the Santiago del Estero province (Argentina), by spreading their ancient textile art of great historic and cultural value.