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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0.00/6
      Pulp & Paper
      "Paper & Wood. . . Kering is committed to ensuring that its sourcing does not support the degradation or destruction of forest ecosystems and that Kering maximise the opportunities for sustainable forest management."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      UN Global Compact
      Kering S.A. are a signatory to the UN Global Compact. 
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Kering has a pioneering offset program through REDD+ projects that supports the conservation of some of the world’s most bio-diverse forests while contributing to the livelihoods of local communities.".
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      LUC emissions target
      Yes
      3/3
      "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
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    38/86
    • Leather
      45/86
      • Commitment Strength
        33/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          19/21
          • Commitment details
            Conversion-free commitment
            10.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Conversion-free commitment
            10.7/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero conversion
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "By 2025, all suppliers will be required to only source leather/ hides for Kering from: Either a preferred country as listed in BOX 2. Among these countries, the operations with certifications listed in BOX 3 are preferred to non-certified sources". In Box 2, preferred countries are low-risk only. High-risk countries are defined as where "there is a risk of conversion of sensitive ecosystems (notably natural forests and grasslands) into grazing lands for farming".
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          14/15
          • 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
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            Target date
            2025
            0.5/2
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Kering expects to have full traceability of hides up to the farm level by 2025, supported by documentation, physical traceability mechanisms and verification. [...] Leather suppliers are required to support this collaboration and to provide the following information: Location and name of finishing tannery; Locations and names of all the tanneries upstream of the finishing; Location (country, region) and, if deemed necessary, name of the slaughterhouse' Location (country, area) of the farms (from finishing farm to breeding farm)".
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Kering S.A. report 91% traceability of leather.
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "Kering has a pioneering offset program through REDD+ projects that supports the conservation of some of the world’s most bio-diverse forests while contributing to the livelihoods of local communities." and "as a first in fashion and Luxury, Kering has become a Frontier Founder under Savory’s Land to Market™ program to advocate verified regenerative sourcing solutions and expand the regenerative agriculture framework in fashion’s global supply chains."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Kering S.A. reported their total consumption of leather as 62200 tons to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kering require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We mobilize all our energy and vigilance to combat child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and the exploitation of the most vulnerable groups, in particular migrants, as well as to combat all violence and discrimination, especially against women."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      30/86
      • Commitment Strength
        23/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Certification
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Choose paper and wood-based products that are certified from sustainably-managed sources. The certification that Kering recommends is from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)".
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          11/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Kering is committed to reducing its dependency on primary (“virgin”) raw materials. Recycled content greater than 50% and up to 100% is recommended especially for products such as [...] B2B packaging and hangtags and labels."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Kering S.A. report their total consumption of pulp and paper products as 20700 tons to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          ILO; Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          Kering require their suppliers to ensure their workers' rights to have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour, and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "We mobilize all our energy and vigilance to combat child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and the exploitation of the most vulnerable groups, in particular migrants, as well as to combat all violence and discrimination, especially against women."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    28/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/16
    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.

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

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