E P&LResults

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EXPLORE OUR RESULTS

All of our Group’s brands and our supply chains are now accounted for by an EP&L. The results of our Group's 2015 EP&L are charted below impact by impact, with further details available in our 2015 EP&L Report.

  • Tier 0:
    Stores Warehouse Offices

  • Tier 1:
    Assembly

  • Tier 2:
    Manufacturing

  • Tier 3:
    Raw Material Processing

  • Tier 4:
    Raw Material Production

  • Air Emissions

  • GHGS

  • Land Use

  • Waste

  • Water Consumption

  • Water Pollution

  • Recycled Polyester:
    Volcom

  • Smart Sustainable Store:
    Kering

  • Chrome-Free Leather Tanning:
    Bottega Veneta

  • Origem Study:
    Kering

  • Patagonia Wool:
    Stella Mccartney

  • Cashmere:
    Gucci

  • Clean by Design:
    Kering

  • Oranic Cotton:
    Alexander McQueen

  • ZDHC:
    Puma

  • Fairmined Gold:
    Sowind

  • Chrome-Free Leather Tanning
    Case Study

    Leather innovations

    Bottega Veneta is at the forefront of a pioneering method, creating luxury leather goods that are respectful of the environment.

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    • 2% of GROUP impact is due to leather processing

    INSIGHT

    Leather is one of the biggest raw material contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the Kering supply chain the E P&L revealed. In part, this is down to conventional leather tanning methods during processing.

    ACTION

    Develop innovative metal-free and chrome-free tanning methods.

    RESULTS

    Bottega Veneta has purchased more than 54,000 square metres of chrome-free leather to create its leather goods collection, significantly reducing water and energy use in the process.

    CLEAN BY DESIGN
    Case Study

    Clean by Design

    Kering is supporting its suppliers and leveraging significant cost savings – all with little upfront costs and no risk to product quality or price.

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    Clean BY DESIGN IMPLIMENTED IN

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    THESE TEXTILE MILLS USE:

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    INSIGHT

    Finishing and dyeing textiles is one of the areas in the supply chain that uses the most water and energy the E P&L revealed.

    ACTION

    Implement Clean by Design, a programme to improve the efficiency of textile mills through identifying low cost opportunities that save water, energy, fuel and electricity.

    RESULTS

    Kering has tested Clean by Design with its key suppliers, resulting in a significant reduction in both water and energy use and green house gas emissions.

    FAIRMINED GOLD
    Case Study

    Golden standards

    Sowind is the world’s second watchmaker to source gold sustainably.

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    KERING BRANDS HAVE
    SOURCED:

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    IN 2014
    SOWIND PURCHASED

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    INSIGHT

    Chemicals used to extract gold, like mercury, and the chemicals released when gold is extracted from rock lead to high levels of water pollution.

    ACTION

    Replace conventional gold with certified Fairmined gold from Peruvian mines.

    RESULTS

    Fairmined gold reduces the risk of water pollution, improving Sowind’s impact on the environment and delivering positive outcomes for local communities in the process.

    Organic Cotton
    Case Study

    Springing into organics

    Alexander McQueen went in search of alternative ways of sourcing raw materials, leading to the introduction of organic cotton as of the Spring Summer 2015 collection.

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    80% Less
    Environmental Impact

    • Conventional Cotton

    • Organic Cotton

    Organic Cotton Uses:

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    INSIGHT

    Conventional cotton production results in high levels of water consumption. However, findings from the E P&L revealed that organic cotton cuts the amount of water needed by a third.

    ACTION

    • Replace conventional raw materials with organic alternatives.
    • Ensure sustainable production of raw materials.

    RESULTS

    Alexander McQueen’s new organic cotton products uses only a third of the water, avoids chemical fertilisers and needs less than half of the fossil fuel energy that conventional cotton production requires.

    ORIGEM STUDY
    Case Study

    Low-impact leather

    When the E P&L revealed the impact of cattle ranching in the supply chain, Kering evaluated sourcing practices to give all of its brands an edge.

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    23% of group
    impact is due to cattle ranching

    INSIGHT

    With significant environmental impacts including land degradation and water pollution, cattle ranching contributes to nearly a quarter of the total Group impact.

    ACTION

    • Work with Origem to produce a comprehensive study of the supply chain and global beef production systems.
    • Identify low-impact beef leather sourcing from around the world.

    RESULTS

    Kering brands have the knowledge to make decisions about how and where they can source lower impact leather, and where they can support and promote more sustainable grazing practices.

    Sustainable Wool
    Case Study

    Sustainable Wool

    Kering has found sources of beautiful lower-impact wool

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    70% Less
    Environmental Impact

    • Conventional Wool

    • Kering Patagonia Wool

    Fragile Ecosystems Restored:

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    INSIGHT

    Conventional wool production often leads to sheep farms replacing natural grasslands and forests, and irrigated pastures resulting in high water consumption.

    ACTION

    • Improve sheep grazing practices to support grassland regeneration and of biodiversity conservation.
    • Promote economic viability of sourcing sustainable wool from select farms.

    RESULTS

    Kering has found ways of sourcing wool in a more sustainable manner, with a reduced environmental impact and guaranteed ethical responsible standards.

    Recycled Polyester
    Case Study

    REPREVE® Polyester

    Volcom has revolutionised its Frickin Chino line with alternative materials.

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    7% of Kering's air pollution COMES FROM

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    89% Less
    Environmental Impact

    • Conventional Polyester

    • Recycled Polyester

    INSIGHT

    The chemicals used in agriculture and mining and emissions from the production and extraction of raw materials lead to air pollution.

    ACTION

    • Source raw materials from production systems that meet high standards of environmental practices.
    • Use alternative materials such as recycled polyester

    RESULTS

    Volcom adopted Repreve yarn in its Frickin Chino line which completely avoids the impacts of raw material production and, compared to conventional polyester, uses less petroleum and emits fewer greenhouse gasses.

    Regenerated Cashmere
    Case Study

    Regenerating cashmere

    Gucci has discovered a new innovative textile for its ready-to-wear collections.

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    Producing regenerated cashmere requires:

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    INSIGHT

    By using raw material and textile cuttings more efficiently, we can reduce the amount of waste produced and consequently avoid using further virgin resources.

    ACTION

    By taking an innovative approach to cashmere, the fibers from offcuts are transformed into new lower-impact luxurious fibers.

    RESULTS

    As well as reducing the impact of the animal rearing phase and of waste, the mechanical process of producing regenerated cashmere does not require any water or chemicals.

    Smart Sustainable Store
    Case Study

    Smarter Stores

    Thanks to an E P&L discovery, Kering is becoming more efficient in its consumption, procurement and management of energy. Which means valuable cost-savings across the Group.

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    50% Increase in
    Renewable Energy

    • 2013

    • 2014

    In 2014,
    Solar Panels Saved:

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    INSIGHT

    In Kering’s own operations (retail, offices and transport), the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is mostly due to energy use.

    ACTION

    • Improve energy management through the Kering ‘Smart Sustainable Store’ guidebook, which sets out environmental best practices.
    • Replace conventional lighting with LED lighting.
    • Increase renewable electricity, for example solar panels at offices and warehouses.

    RESULTS

    In one year, Kering increased its renewable electricity use by about 50%. This, alongside improved energy efficiency, reduces the impact of greenhouse gas emissions through operations.

    ZDHC
    Case Study

    Road to detox

    Puma is working with its suppliers to support best practices around chemical management..

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    By 2020
    Puma will use:

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    INSIGHT

    With textile processing often leading to chemicals being discharged into waterways, the processing and production of raw materials is the main cause of water pollution in the supply chain.

    ACTION

    Work with suppliers to improve their ability to measure and monitor chemical use.

    RESULTS

    Puma has made a public commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals and to remove all toxic residues in the production chain by 2020.