To create a responsible business, Gucci has unveiled an innovative sustainability plan to propel the House into the next century.
Making his voice heard on the International Day of the Girl at the 2017 Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion, Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri outlined Gucci’s ten-year Culture of Purpose sustainability plan.
Inside the plan, a couple of commitments: Gucci will join the Fur Free Alliance eliminating animal fur from all collections beginning with Spring Summer 2018; and that Gucci is making a 1 million euro donation as a founding partner of UNICEF’s Girls’ Empowerment Initiative.
Talking with Eco-Age’s Founder and Creative Director Livia Firth, Bizzarri detailed the three key pillars of Gucci’s new plan.
Gucci is committed to reducing its environmental impacts and is setting ambitious targets to create a new standard in luxury retail, e.g. guaranteeing the traceability of 95% of our raw materials.
Gucci recognises the value of its employees and is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the people who make its products as well as supporting communities, e.g. responsible and innovative management of the supply chain (Gucci was recently awarded with the Green Carpet Fashion award for Sustainable Innovation), gender equality (59% women senior manager, campaigns to support girls and women empowerment), diversity and inclusion (membership with Parks).
Gucci is developing new solutions by applying technical innovation to improve efficiency in its production and logistics. e.g. setting up an incubator and start-up environment to foster innovation within the company.
Discover more about the House’s culture of purpose for the environment, people and new models on Gucci Equilibrium.