Sustainability
Friday, September 30, 2022

Kering publishes its fifth suite of Standards

In 2018, Kering published its first set of Standards for Raw Materials and Manufacturing Processes. Year after year, the Group has continually developed the suite which serves to guide its sustainability strategy.

In 2018, Kering published its first set of Standards for Raw Materials and Manufacturing Processes. Year after year, the Group has continually developed the suite which serves to guide its sustainability strategy.

 

In this endeavor, following its focus on synthetics and silk in 2019, packaging, visual marketing and innovation in 2020, as well as circularity and ‘faux fur’ in 2021, Kering has added two new chapters to the 2022 version: Cut, Make, Trim, and Sustainability claims.

The updates address growing interests and emerging concerns such as regenerative agriculture and the product end-of-life phase with a further focus on innovation. Reviewed annually, these major developments reflect the Group’s commitment to transparency and its open source approach.

In addition to its Standards for Raw Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Kering published its Animal Welfare Standards and Standards for Stores in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Aligning with the Group’s sustainability strategy, the three documents represent one of the progress drivers that will enable Kering to achieve its ambitious 2025 targets on traceability, human rights, and the reduction of its environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

As a whole, the Kering Standards act as a guide for Kering’s suppliers to ensure compliance with Kering’s and its Houses’ environmental and social requirements. They have been developed in collaboration with third party experts and NGOs, and are based on the latest scientific research as well as existing standards, legislation, best management practices and guidelines from different industries.