Gucci Scrap-less

Reducing the impacts from leather production

Gucci is innovating creative approaches and solutions that optimize efficiencies during the production and manufacturing of our collections. As a perfect example, we launched Gucci Scrap-less in 2018 as a programme to significantly reduce the footprint of our leather manufacturing, as compared to traditional methods. By simply cutting the leather hide to size before tanning, we are able to process only what we need for production, while reducing the amount of energy, water and chemicals required to treat the material. On the logistics side, this also reduces transport related greenhouse gas emissions from tanneries to factories.

We are continuing to extend the Gucci Scrap-less programme for our leather production with 13 tanneries participating in the programme in 2022. In the same year, around 5.8 million litres of water consumption were avoided; 91,000 meters of leather was avoided; and 73.4 tons of waste production were avoided.

91,000 meters of leather avoided in 2022, totalling 329,434 square meters since 2018
477 MwH of energy saved, adding up to 2589 MwH since 2018
32 million litres of water avoided (2018–2022)
264 tons of waste production avoided (2018-2022)
23.8 tons of CO2 avoided (2018-2022)
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