Scrap-Less Leather

Scrap-Less is an important initiative created by Gucci to save on waste, water, energy and chemical use in the leather supply chain.

By simply cutting the hide to size before tanning, we are able to process only what we need, while reducing the amounts of chemicals and water required to treat the material. In addition, we only transport useable leather from the tanneries to the factories, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

The Scrap-less methodology has significantly reduced the environmental impact of our leather production when compared to traditional methods. In the nine months since the project began* some of the key savings included:

– Reduction in energy consumption by 423.714 kW
– Reduction in water consumption by 5.227.633 litres
– Reduction in chemical consumption by 72 tons (including 14 tons of chrome)
– Reduction in leather waste by 36 tons

*Figures collated from October 2017 – June 2018