Florence Bulte_Chief Sustainability Officer

Florence Bulte, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chalhoub Group 
“The overarching message of World Earth Day is that everyone plays a central role in protecting Planet Earth by embracing sustainable lifestyle practices. Today, Saudi Arabia places the highest emphasis on promoting environmental sustainability, underlined by its commitment to diversifying its energy mix by tapping into renewable sources, and cutting carbon emissions. As one of the 40 leading nations participating in the Leaders Summit on Climate, the Kingdom is taking committed action against climate change – and all of us can partner in this. 

“At Chalhoub Group, we have a strong sustainability focus, embraced organisation-wide to protect the earth. With the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 – which include protecting the judicious use of national resources – as a guiding light, we take proactive measures to integrate environmental best practices in our operations – be it retail or fashion – by encouraging our customers to respect nature and formulate clear targets.

 “For example, we are actively promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goal No 12 – ensuring sustainable consumption and production. Initiatives such as the Stores Towards Earth’s Protection and installing solar panels at our headquarters and main warehouse are other tangible measures we have taken. Our mission is to build a strong and sustainable business and community, and on Earth Day, we pledge to support the world in making it a greener and cleaner place for our coming generations.”

About Chalhoub Group:

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the Group has become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its expertise of the Middle East and intimate knowledge of luxury, the Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers. The Group is moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.

With a growing workforce of more than 12,000 people, in 14 countries, as well as operating over 700 retail stores, the Group’s success comes from its most valued asset: highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group’s competitive edge in today’s market.

By being committed to implementing further sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community, signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles and was awarded its seventh CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.