Kering and sustainability share a long history. Discover some of our commitment milestones.
By establishing its first Code of Ethics, the Group — then known as PPR — shows willingness to place social and environmental responsibility at the center of its operations and organization.
Kering assembles a Sustainability Team and sets up a digital environmental reporting platform.
The Group publishes its first Code of Ethics reflecting Kering’s ethical principles, convictions and commitments regarding business conduct. Translated into 12 languages, it is issued to all employees. Kering establishes a Group Ethics Committee to ensure code implementation and monitor on-the-ground feedback.
Creation of a Sustainability Department that sits on the Executive Committee and reports directly to the CEO.
Creation of the Kering Foundation whose purpose is to combat violence against women. Chaired by François-Henri Pinault, the Foundation's actions focus on three areas: supporting local and international NGOs, financing social entrepreneurship and launching public awareness campaigns.
The Group and several of its brands actively support Home, a film directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand to increase public awareness of the consequences of global warming. Released in cinemas over 100 countries on June 5, 2009, World Environment Day, the documentary made a lasting impression through its aerial shots, raising awareness of our responsibility as regards the planet and its inhabitants. Nearly 150 million people have watched it.
Attaining sustainability targets is included in criteria for measuring performance and calculating executives’ bonuses.
The Group publishes a trial Environmental Proﬁt & Loss account (EP&L), an innovative tool that measures, in monetary terms, the impact of business activities on the environment.
Kering announces a series of sustainability targets to attain by 2016. The well-outlined and ambitious program concerns all the Group’s brands. The Group also creates a Sustainability Committee within the Board of Directors.
Kering is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World & Europe and the CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) France.
Following reassessment in 2009, Kering’s Code of Ethics is updated and again issued to all employees. At the same time, the Group bolsters its organization by creating two regional Ethics Committees (APAC and Americas), and an “ethics hotline” in countries where it operates.
Kering creates the Materials Innovation Lab (MIL), a library of sustainable fabric and textile samples. Brands’ creative teams can access and choose sustainable and responsible alternatives for their collections. The library’s selection of more than 3,000 samples is based in Italy and continually renewed. Consistent with the Group’s scope, it operates as a genuine platform for materials and processes.
Kering launches an ethics training campaign for the Group’s employees. It highlights Kering’s commitments in key ethical areas: fighting corruption, fraud, conflict of interest, respect for the individual, human rights, environmental protection, business confidentiality, etc. It includes role-play scenarios that mirror challenges Group employees may have to face. The training program is held every year.
A collaboration between Kering, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), the ‘Python Conservation Partnership’ aims to improve the industry’s practices.
The release of Kering’s first Group Environmental Proﬁt & Loss (E P&L) account paves the way for new business insight and encourages enterprises to devise innovative solutions to assess their environmental impact.
Design students and the fashion industry can use the intuitive My EP&L app to immediately visualize and compare the environmental impact of a creation, from sourcing through to store sales.
Kering partners with the ‘Fashion for Good-Plug and Play’ start-up accelerator. Group targets: drive disruptive innovation, transform established processes and encourage overall adoption of more sustainable practices.
For the third time, Kering is named the industry leader for Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), and the world’s most sustainable textile, apparel and luxury goods corporation, according to the Corporate Knights’ Global 100 index.
LVMH and Kering co-create a Charter to safeguard fashion models’ working relations and well-being. It focuses on three key areas: models’ well-being, their image in society, and specific regulations for minors.
Kering and the London College of Fashion launch fashion and sustainability open-access online courses (MOOCs). Combining videos, podcasts, exercises and discussions, the MOOCs cater to professionals, students and the general public interested in promoting sustainable practices for the greater good.
Kering publishes the Kering Standards, an official list of advanced industry environmental and social requirements for its brands and suppliers.
Kering’s ethics alert system (committees and hotline) becomes accessible to the Group’s partners.
Kering publishes its 2017 integrated report, the first of its kind in the luxury sector.
Kering was ranked the second most sustainable company in the world across all sectors in the 2019 Corporate Knights Global 100 ranking. As in 2018, the Group topped the "Textile, Apparel and Luxury” sector.
Kering announces its Houses will work exclusively with models aged over 18 as of 2020, an additional step in regard to the Charter on the working relations and well-being of models drawn up in 2017.
For the 3rd year in a row, Kering is the only Luxury group to be included in the Climate change A-List of the Carbon Disclosure Project ranking. The Group is commended for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and help develop a low-carbon economy.
Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) and Kering launch the "IFM - Kering Sustainability Chair". This Chair will seek to create a first-class research and teaching center in the fashion industry, incorporating all aspects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Kering commits to full carbon neutrality within its own operations and across the entire supply chain. The Group’s commitment is an extension of its annual offsetting approach that has been established since 2011.
32 leading global fashion and textile companies make commitments on climate, biodiversity and oceans by signing the Fashion Pact, initiated by President Emmanuel Macron and presented by François-Henri Pinault as part of the G7 summit in Biarritz.
Kering holds first “K Generation Talk & Award Ceremony” for sustainable innovation in China. They recognized three Chinese startups, Melephant, Heyuan and FeiLiu Technology for their disruptive innovations addressing sustainability challenges in the textile value chain.
Kering shares its Sustainability Progress Report and reports on progress and projects achieved since 2017, as part of Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy.
The Group takes a further step towards sustainability by unveiling its Biodiversity strategy organized into four stages: avoid, reduce, restore & regenerate, and transform. This strategy focuses on stemming biodiversity loss, restoring ecosystems and species, and sparking systemic change that goes above and beyond our supply chains.
Kering announces that none of the Group’s Houses will use animal fur, starting from the Fall 2022 collections. Animal welfare standards will also continue to be strictly applied as they concern other animal fibers and materials. This choice reaffirms the Group’s vision of Luxury as being inseparable from the very highest environmental and social values and standards.