Thursday, September 17, 2015
Kering maintains position as Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
Kering has been recognised as an industry leader in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe, heading up the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods sector for the second consecutive year.
Improving its overall performance from Kering’s 2014 results, the Group achieved Industry Best scores across several categories within the set of 19 assessment criteria, including Supply Chain Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Environmental Reporting and Social Reporting. Furthermore the Kering Group, which is led by François-Henri Pinault, received full marks for its approach to Product Stewardship; Codes of Conduct & Compliance; and Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy.
“Kering is honoured to maintain our leadership position in our sector in the DJSI. This top ranking reflects the tangible benefits of our pioneering Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L) roll out and our overall strategy to implement a sustainable business model in our own operations and across our supply chain,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of institutional affairs at Kering, “Receiving full marks in key areas such as Product Stewardship is a further testimony to the exemplary efforts being made within our Group and through our initiatives with our suppliers; be it implementing a Smart Sustainable Store programme across our network of boutiques, innovating our manufacturing processes so as to reduce our environmental impacts, or collaborating with our suppliers and stakeholders to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of raw materials.”
The DJSI World & Europe tracks the best-in-class sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Applicant companies are rated against an industry-specific questionnaire which covers economic, environmental and social dimensions. Compiled by RobecoSAM, only the top 10% of leading performers in terms of sustainability assessed against these predefined criteria are listed in the DJSI.
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, PUMA, Volcom, Cobra and Electric. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenues of €10 billion in 2014 and had more than 37,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).
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