Over the years, Moncler has promoted initiatives and spon- sored projects which aim to support local communities and a number of charities, by giving contributions, donating products and helping with the organisation of national and international projects.
The initiatives it supports cover five main areas: scientific research and prevention, support for people in emergency situations, education and disadvantaged young people, protection of the environment and preservation of cultural, historic and artistic heritage.
Moncler supports local communities in the areas where it has significant operations, where it maintains relations with authorities and the population. The heads of the Company’s main local sites entertain a constant dialogue with representatives of communities and local administrations in an effort to understand their needs and expectations and the impact of Moncler’s operations on the local area and ensure social consensus.
In 2015 Moncler invested approximately 885 thousand euros* in initiatives supporting local communities.
The Group has always believed in research and innovation as key drivers for continual development and improvement.
This belief goes beyond its premises. Moncler strives to support research at all times, and that includes medical and scientific research too. This is why the Group actively supports researchers in their day-to-day jobs, through funding and study grants.
In 2015, 117,000 euros were earmarked for research grants and funding to support researchers at the Umberto Veronesi Foundation and the European Institute of Oncology, and donations were made to a number of associations and foundations for medical research, or in general, to assist patients, including the AIRC – Italian Cancer Research Association, the IRCCS Foundation – National Tumour Institute, amfAR Foundation, and AIL – Italian Association against Leukaemia.
Young people and their future is also an issue close to the heart of Moncler. Over the years it has supported new generations in difficulty, guaranteeing them access to medical treatment, an adequate level of education and a clear growth path, working with associations and foundations that include Francesca Rava – N.P.H. Italia Onlus, Save the Children, the Community of San Patrignano, Basketown, the Italian Red Cross, the De Marchi Foundation, Together To Go, Oxfam, Voices for Children, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Dynamo Camp, World of Children Award, I Bambini delle Fate, A.E.M. – Un Avenir pour les Enfants du Monde, Action Innocence, and Amici delle Missionarie dell’Immacolata.
Moncler’s support for communities also has a natural focus on initiatives for mountain areas. The very name of the brand incorporates the company’s origins: Moncler is the abbreviation of Monestier-de-Clermont, a mountain village near Grenoble, in France, where the company was established.
Its bond with the mountains has led the brand to actively support some of the most well-known mountaineering expeditions, including the Italian expedition on K2 (1954) and the French expedition on Makalù (1968), providing necessary technical equipment.
In recent years, Moncler has supported the initiatives Keep Karakorum Clean and Keep K2 Clean promoted by the Association Ev-K2-CNR, with the aim of protecting mountain areas.
In 2015, as an expression of its concern for the environment and its protection, Moncler had a tree planted for each of its Italian employees at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, through the Treedom initiative. A total of 450 trees were planted, which every year will offset some 230 tonnes of CO2.
*Including both cash and garment donations.