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 its collections. As a perfect example, Gucci Scrap-less is a lower impact programme that significantly reduces 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 2021. In 2021 only, approximately 6,140 kg of air emissions and 1,085tons of CO2 were avoided; around  9,5 million litres of water consumption were avoided; 253 tons of leather scraps were reduced; and 15,730 kg of waste production were avoided.

21 million litres of water and wastewater avoided (2018 – 2021)
32,400 kg of waste production avoided (2018-2021)
13,500kg of air emissions avoided (2018-2021), with an additional 2,328 tons of CO2 (2018-2021)
450 tons of leather scraps reduced (2018- 2021)
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