Sandrine Sommer


Chief Sustainability

Since 12 years, Sandrine Sommer is Chief Sustainability Officer at la Maison Guerlain.

She has been implementing an ambitious Corporate Social & Environmental strategy with Laurent Boillot following his nomination as CEO of la Maison Guerlain in 2007.

As soon as she was appointed, Sandrine surrounded herself by a steering committee composed with representatives of different departments to globally manage the multiple dimensions of the Sustainable Development subject, organised as a Hive.

In this respect, the team initiates and leads a series of actions covering the eco-design of new products in the way to re-invent luxury, working on climate change by targeting carbon neutral, promoting actions towards positive impacts on social responsibility in particularly in the field of self-esteem, and protection of biodiversity with a deep focus on bees preservation. Bee is the symbol of Guerlain and also a sentinel of environment. The species are endangered, and Guerlain undertook a number of robust initiatives to protect them.

A commitment at the heart of la Maison Guerlain’s strategy, with the name “Au Nom de la Beauté” (“In the Name of Beauty”).
Sandrine is proud to belong to a committed company, active in the development of social and environmental dimensions, without compromising the quality and luxury of la Maison Guerlain’s products.

In France and internationally, Sandrine participates to discussions panels and meetings on la Maison Guerlain’s commitment, and she teaches Luxury Management and Marketing to specialized MBAs. Since 2015, she has been Vice Chairman of the Belle & Bien association which is part of the international program “look good feel better”. She is Member of the UAEM (European and Mediterranean Union of Apidology) working on Bees preservation. She’s been serving for more than 7 years as a member of the Jury of the Luxury Price Pack In Green.

Sandrine holds an engineer degree in Packaging and started her career in the Packaging Development department at Mars, before joining LVMH Group in 1999. Within this group, Sandrine held several positions of Head of Packaging at Moët & Chandon, Make Up For Ever and Guerlain, that she joined in 2005. In 2007, she created and became Head of the Sustainable Development department.
In June 2018, Laurent Boillot appointed Sandrine as a Member of the Guerlain Executive Committee. A promotion proving again the willing of the President to place Sustainability at the very heart of Guerlain’s strategy.

  • Case study: Bee Respect – Guerlain’s transparency committment