Switching to renewable energy and reducing Gucci’s footprint
Transitioning to renewable energy as a clean energy source to avoid environmental impacts, like air and water pollution, has been an important aspect of Gucci’s climate strategy and contributes to the reduction of our overall Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account.
In 2022, we reached our target of purchasing 100% renewable energy for all our direct operations in accordance with RE100’s guidelines. As just one example highlighting this achievement of sustainability in action, we installed photovoltaic panelling on the rooftops of our two Italian headquarters based in Florence and Milan, which directly converts sunlight into usable green electricity for these sites.
By replacing non-renewable energy from fossil fuels with green energy, Gucci has reduced our CO2 footprint year-on-year, resulting in savings of 45,800 tons of CO2 in 2018, 59,200 tons of CO2 in 2019, 60,100 tons of CO2 in 2020, 53,306 tons of CO2 in 2021 and 60,148 tons of CO2 in 2022.
In accordance with our Sustainability Principles, Gucci supports our suppliers in the implementation of more sustainable solutions for their energy consumption. Our suppliers are required to progressively increase energy efficiency and promote the use renewable energy. Thanks to examples like the onsite production of renewable energy and through direct purchases from renewable energy sources, at peak over 50% of leather manufacturing and 40% of footwear manufacturing comes from green energy.
Gucci’s renewable energy in numbers:
- 100% green energy in direct operations worldwide (stores, offices, warehouses and Gucci-owned factories) in accordance with RE100’s guidelines
- 60,148 tons of CO2 avoided in 2022