Sustainable raw materials

We are constantly working to discover more sustainable materials in order to develop products that have a lower impact on the environment.
Currently, all key raw materials in our products meet the standards established by our parent company Kering, as set out in the Kering Standards for Raw Materials and Manufacturing Processes document.

We have established targets to ensure that 95% of our raw materials are traceable to source by 2018, rising to 100% by 2025.

Our own Creative and Product Development Departments works with our recommended list of materials and manufacturing processes as well as an eco-dictionary and a list of the most innovative, renewable materials.

Raw material sourcing milestones
Year
Improvements
2015
Starting point: Gucci was 73% aligned with the Kering Standards for minimum requirements
2016
Gucci was 80% aligned with the Kering Standards for minimum requirements
2017
A Supplier Index of Sustainability was created to ensure 100% of Kering Standards were implemented by suppliers of key raw materials and processes by 2025. This has raised the bar on social welfare, environmental protection, traceability, animal welfare and chemical use.

Similar guidelines have been shared with the Creative and Product Development Departments; they include the following contents: recommended materials and manufacturing processes of tanning and textile dyeing; non-recommended materials; an eco-dictionary and a list of sustainable, innovative and renewable materials.
2018
Best Practices of the tanning process for our suppliers are under development.

Updated analysis of leather-based articles have been carried out to evaluate the alignment with the Kering Standards.

Our suppliers were updated on Kering Standards.

A Survey on CSR and Sustainability was sent to suppliers in order to assess the implementation of the Kering Standards.