At Gucci we measure and monitor the environmental performance of our offices, stores and warehouses across the world, on an annual basis.
This data is a part of Kering’s Reference Document , the annual report of financial and non-financial activity of Kering and its brands. The purpose of this report is to publish Kering’s social and environmental impacts derived from its operations worldwide, in compliance with the EU legislative requirements on non-financial disclosure.
The report is reviewed annually, together with the Kering Financial Department, and includes all of Kering’s brands that were under operational control during the reporting year.
Over the past ten years, we have increased the scope of the data that we monitor and report on and have improved our performance.
To ensure reliable monitoring of these trends over the years, data is presented over a three-year period between 2016-2018, and include only the sites that have been open for two consecutive years.
The monitoring and analysis of our environmental performance, carried out over the last ten years, has shown that the most significant impacts related to our stores and office buildings are energy and water use.
In offices with a high number of employees, we have achieved significant results on the reduction of paper consumption following the implementation of good practice initiatives. The paper consumption in our stores has already been reduced over the years, but we are continuing to develop more actions for further improvement.
We work with all of our stores to correctly manage the disposal of waste, developing guidelines and initiatives with the aim of becoming more and more accomplished in this area as time goes on.
In regards to energy consumption, specifically in 2018, there has been an important switch from standard to green electricity (+146% green energy from 2016 to 2018). This is due to the purchase of electricity from renewable sources which has contributed to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. In addition, starting from 2016 our energy consumption for each store’s surface area has steadily decreased (-10%).
Taking into consideration the breadth of our activities in 2018, we achieved a consistent reduction of CO2 pro capite (-30% baseline 2016).