France’s third luxury goods company alongside Kering and LVMH, owned by the founder’s heirs, is thriving against a backdrop of growing inequality.

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  • 1st global luxury brand
  • N° 9 luxury goods corporation globally

Profits and dividends (million €)

Employees in France and worldwide (fin 2021)

Greenhouse gas emissions

CEO pay

3,2 million € (2021)

Pay ratio between CEO and average worker

38 (2021)


67 % of employees 36,3 % of executive committee (2021)

Lobbying expenses declared

50 -100 thousand € (Brussels, 2021)

Share of subsidiaries in secret jurisdictions

18,7 % (2019)


16,6 % of turnover (2021)
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  • Headquarters 24, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
  • Leadership Axel Dumas (gérant), Henri-Louis Bauer (gérant for Société Emile Hermès SAS)
  • Shareholders Hermès family holding (66.7%)
  • Board members Eric de Seynes (chairman of the supervision council), Yamaha Motor (heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Monique Cohen (administrator of companies), Dominique Senequier (Ardian), Dorothée Altmayer (psychologist, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Charles-Eric Bauer (financier, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Estelle Brachlianoff (Veolia), Pureza Cardoso (workers representative), Matthieu Dumas (administrator of companies, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Blaise Guerrand (financier, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Julie Guerrand (administrator of companies, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Olympia Guerrand (real estate manager, heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Rémy Kroll (workers representative), Renaud Momméja (heir of Emile-Maurice Hermès), Alexandre Virros (Adecco France).
  • Brands Shang Xia, Cristal Saint-Louis
  • Main countries France, United States, China, Italy, Switzerland

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