Fashion accounts for around 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions from dyeing, transportation, disposing and other by-products of its complex supply chain. Luxury fashion house Gucci is leading the charge on making change in its industry by taking action against environmental devastation and has published its inaugural Gucci Equilibrium Impact Report. The fashion house is seeking to generate positive change for people and the planet while looking ahead to the future. Good news: the company has already surpassed its 2025 reduction target four years ahead of time: -44% reduction of total environmental impacts and -47% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions (2015 baseline). The Report focuses on two pillars, People and Planet, and hones in on specific initiatives that are helping the House make lasting social impact and environmental stewardship.
Some significant highlights from each camp include:
- Best Workplace 2020 in Italy for the second year in a row
- Established Global Equity Board to further integrate and reinforce diversity, equity, and inclusion
- 57.4% female members of management globally and rated 98/100 on the 2020 Gender Parity Index in France
- 2020 EP&L analysis showed a -44% reduction of Gucci’s total environmental footprint and a -47% decrease in its greenhouse gas emissions in its direct operations and across the supply chain since 2015, relative to growth
- Carbon neutral in scopes 1,2 and 3 of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol since 2018
- 93% renewable energy consumption worldwide (stores, offices, warehouses, Gucci-owned factories) in 2020, with a 100% target by 2022
For more information, read the first Gucci Equilibrium Impact Report.