Olivier Fournier President of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Olivier Fournier, President of the Foundation © Valérie Archeno
The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès attentively listens to and engages with the wider world, cultivating authenticity and diversity through its firm commitment to public-interest initiatives across four themes: the transmission of skills, the creation of works of art, the protection of the environment, and the encouragement of gestures of solidarity.

Our ability to meet the great challenges facing society today – poverty and discrimination, the quest for lasting peace, equal access to education, and the preservation of natural resources, to name but some – depends on our capacity to harness our shared intelligence in a search for culturally focused, humanist responses. In a complex, unpredictable world where globalisation all too often means standardisation, an impoverished world view and bland, homogenised tastes, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès reflects the distinctive voice and deep artisan roots of the house of Hermès, with its long history of social solidarity based upon mutual support and collaboration.

Olivier Fournier
President of the Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
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