The Built Environment
Gucci Equilibrium brings us together online, but we hope you’ll visit us in person too at one of our 500 plus stores across the world.
Our values and commitments can also be found in the very bricks and mortar of our stores. As well as the great outdoors, we are passionate about the built environment too.
When it comes to the art and science of building and maintain low-impact spaces, The Green Book, another Gucci introduction, is our building bible.
It sets out our rules to create and maintain efficient, low-impact spaces. We focus on energy and water use, how to minimise waste, air quality management and carbon footprint.
In regards to energy consumption, specifically in 2018, there has been an important switch from standard to green electricity (+146% green energy baseline 2016) as a result of purchasing electricity from renewable sources.
This led to a significant reduction of CO2 emissions (-60% baseline 2016).
Naturally, we’re ambitious here too. We now have recycling programmes in place at 200 stores and are busy retrofitting LED lighting.
A number of our buildings are currently going through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process.
LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.
LEED certification provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings, and it is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
Gucci was the first luxury brand to have achieved LEED certification in 2009. Today, two of our corporate sites (Milan and Shanghai) and seven stores (among China, Hong Kong and USA) are LEED certified.
In the next years we have planned to extend the certification to 10 more stores in the USA and to corporate sites.