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  • Overall approach
    10/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      4/4
      Conversion-free/zero-gross conversion/zero-net conversion commitment or a zero deforestation/deforestation-free commitment that explicitly includes all other natural ecosystems
      4/4
      "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
       Kering S.A. has been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2008.
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Taken together, this approach to sourcing protects biologically-rich ecosystems, and allows wild plant and animal species to thrive in large, undisturbed surrounding areas. It also ensures the continued protection of forests, which are critical carbon sinks."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational, operational
      "For example, deforestation in critical forests around the world is primarily driven by cattle-ranching, an important source of leather, whereas cotton production accounts for 16 per cent of the world’s insecticide use, an underlining factor in global pollinator decline. Association with these types of negative impacts can generate reputational risk, but may also contribute to operational issues, such as security of supply over the mid and long term."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      "Kering today announced the composition of its Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and the appointments of external sustainability experts as well as internal executives and board members. Kering has set up the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group with the key objective of providing technical advice and guidance to Kering’s board level Sustainable Development Committee in order to assist Kering in advancing its overall sustainability strategy. Its primary role is to offer informed technical insights on the Group’s sustainability initiatives and provide expertise on sustainability challenges and investments."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      "Further address all supply chain environmental impacts with a goal to reduce Kering’s Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) [4] account by at least 40%, including the remaining carbon emissions [5] and going beyond to also include water use, water and air pollution, waste production and land use changes."
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 116 hectares
      "We supported reforestation in Guyana in our gold supply chain covering 116 hectares of Amazonian forest and also tree-planting for 214,780 trees (a 4-year project starting in 2018)."
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030

      Type of climate target: Other or unclear
      "In line with SBTi’s criteria, Kering has committed to reduce its absolute GHG emissions in scopes 1 and 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol by 90% by 2030, from a 2015 base year."
  • Commodity score
    45/88
    • Leather
      49/88
      • Commitment Strength
        15/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/11
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            8/8
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/9
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/1
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Kering S.A. committed their suppliers to protect their workers rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Kering S.A. require their suppliers to "To prohibit all forms of psychological harassment, notably sexual harassment, in particular any form of intimidation, threat or coercion of a sexual nature or any promise of recompense in return for sexual favors [...and] To treat all men and women equally, fairly and respectfully at work, paying particular attention to the eradication of all forms of intimidation, harassment, violence or unequal treatment, especially with regard to women’s pay".
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          “Kering requests that its suppliers acknowledge the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) before new logging rights are allocated or plantations are developed.”
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "Overall for the Group’s leather we are 73% aligned with the Kering Standards and on track to reach 100% by 2025. When we dive deeper we can see we are 79% aligned for bovine leather and this accounts for 75% of all the Group’s leather."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            2.5/2.5
            Kering S.A. state that 92% of their bovine leather is traceable to the farm, which accounts for 75% of all of the Kering Group's leather. 90% of all the leather is traced. 
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Across all raw materials, suppliers must meet “minimum” requirements immediately. For example, in the case of leather, this means only purchasing skins from suppliers who are willing to disclose the source. Suppliers must also meet additional conditions by 2025. For example, in the case of leather, this will mean having full traceability back to the farm, with high standards of ecological and animal welfare being applied. Kering’s recent Sustainability Progress Report showed that the Group has so far achieved 68% alignment with the Kering Standards, and is well on track to meet its goal of 100% by 2025."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for partial sourcing regions/operations
          1/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: July 2006
           "Kering brands will not work with suppliers that source leather from farms involved in any form of deforestation in the Amazon biome since July 2006, or farms included in IBAMA’s embargo list. Leather suppliers must: (1) investigate with their sub-suppliers as to where the hides come from, (2) actively check in detail for the sources of leather coming from South America and (3) terminate relations with any sub-supplier that is not compliant on these points.”
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Frontier Founder under Savory’s Land to Market program
          "As such, Kering has become a Frontier Founder under Savory’s Land to Market program to promote and support the regenerative production of raw materials and utilize Savory’s pioneering methodology, Ecological Outcome VerificationTM (EOVTM), in its leather and fiber supply chains that come from grazing systems, such as wool and cashmere."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Supply chain audits are essential to ensure compliance with Kering’s high social and environmental standards and we’ve carried out 13,033 social audits among the Group’s suppliers (between 2015 and 2019).
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No 

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental
          This document give the relevant addresses to email or phone in case of a grievance related to their ethical principles- 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting partial volumes
          1/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 30 and 35 M kg
          "Amongst the raw materials we use, leather continues to be the major driver of impacts, ... Graph shows EP&L contribution of major groups of raw materials and quantity of consumption at between 30 and 35 M (kg) reported leather"
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Related to labour rights - "The Group carries out checking procedures and does not knowingly work with partners who do not share these essential principles at the heart of their businesses and in the choice of their own service providers."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "Kering will assess all new suppliers for adherence to our sustainability standards and work with current suppliers who have challenges in meeting certain Kering Standards, from 2017 onward."  
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
          "Leather suppliers must: (1) investigate with their sub-suppliers as to where the hides come from, (2) actively check in detail for the sources of leather coming from South America and (3) terminate relations with any sub-supplier that is not compliant on these points."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      41/88
      • Commitment Strength
        16/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”." 
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, eliminate the sourcing of all materials that lead to the conversion of ecosystems with high conservation value (using scientifically-recognized reference systems), with particular attention to forested areas, grasslands, wetlands and freshwater/marine ecosystems. This supports the goal set by the Convention on Biological Diversity of “no net loss of nature by 2030”." 
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Reduce the Group’s reliance on sourcing virgin raw material, so that 50% of the materials used in its Houses’ collections by 2025 are aligned with Circular Economy principles (e.g. recycled materials)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Reduce the Group’s reliance on sourcing virgin raw material, so that 50% of the materials used in its Houses’ collections by 2025 are aligned with Circular Economy principles (e.g. recycled materials)."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "Reduce the Group’s reliance on sourcing virgin raw material, so that 50% of the materials used in its Houses’ collections by 2025 are aligned with Circular Economy principles (e.g. recycled materials)."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
            "Reduce the Group’s reliance on sourcing virgin raw material, so that 50% of the materials used in its Houses’ collections by 2025 are aligned with Circular Economy principles (e.g. recycled materials)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          4/6
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company, traces to First Importer, no compliance check
            2/4
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            Target date
            2025
            0.3/0.7
            "By 2025, achieve 100% traceability of all materials to at least the country level, and to the farm level for key materials like leather."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        12/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: ILO; UNGP; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          Kering S.A. committed their suppliers to protect their workers rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to ensure equality of women in the supply chain
          2/4
          Kering S.A. require their suppliers to "To prohibit all forms of psychological harassment, notably sexual harassment, in particular any form of intimidation, threat or coercion of a sexual nature or any promise of recompense in return for sexual favors [...and] To treat all men and women equally, fairly and respectfully at work, paying particular attention to the eradication of all forms of intimidation, harassment, violence or unequal treatment, especially with regard to women’s pay".
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Type of harm covered: Environmental harm
          “Paperless office policy through a 75% reduction and offsetting initiatives for the remaining paper usage such as tree planting initiatives.”
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          4/4
           “Kering requests that its suppliers acknowledge the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) before new logging rights are allocated or plantations are developed.”
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        13/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          Yes, required
          2/2
          "Across all raw materials, suppliers must meet “minimum” requirements immediately. [...] Kering’s recent Sustainability Progress Report showed that the Group has so far achieved 68% alignment with the Kering Standards, and is well on track to meet its goal of 100% by 2025."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes, for all sourcing regions/operations
          2/2
          What cut-off date is specified?: 1994
          "In accordance with Kering’s commitment to ensure that it does not source from endangered forests, suppliers of viscose or rayon and other cellulosics will use best efforts to eliminate sourcing fiber made with dissolving pulp from: • Companies that are logging forests illegally, from tree plantations established after 1994 through the conversion or simplification of natural forests, from areas being logged in contravention of indigenous peoples’ rights, or from other controversial suppliers."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supply chain audits are essential to ensure compliance with Kering’s high social and environmental standards and we’ve carried out 13,033 social audits among the Group’s suppliers (between 2015 and 2019)."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, etc.)?: Own
          This document give the relevant addresses to email or phone in case of a grievance related to their ethical principles- 
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Related to labour rights - "The Group carries out checking procedures and does not knowingly work with partners who do not share these essential principles at the heart of their businesses and in the choice of their own service providers."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using certification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed 
          "Kering will assess all new suppliers for adherence to our sustainability standards and work with current suppliers who have challenges in meeting certain Kering Standards, from 2017 onward."  
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    16/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    17/50
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    11/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Kering SA is a luxury goods group comprising fashion houses, leather goods companies and jewellery makers. The group’s brands include Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, amongst many others. As a leading producer of apparel, luggage and footwear products, Kering SA plays a prominent role in the global trade of leather and animal skins. Kering S.A. is selected as a powerbroker for leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Accessories & luggage, Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
France
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Brioni, Pomellato, Dodo, oeelin, UlyseeNardin, Girard-Perregaux, Boucheron, Stella McCartney, Alaia, Courreges, mont Blanc

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