Gucci is part of PPR group who are setting new standards in sustainability and business practice in the luxury, sport, lifestyle and retail sectors.
PPR requires a knowledge of their suppliers environmental and social practices and comply with global labour standards, as well as paying minimum or living wage. They take steps to reduce greenhouse gases, water usage and waste as well as monitoring toxic chemicals. Social and environmental factors are considered during the design process, packaging is mainly recyclable and they aim to protect and support communities in the areas that their companies operate in.
In 2010 Gucci released new packaging, available in all of its 284 stores around the world, made of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper. Gucci is also committed to reducing its CO2 emissions and seeks to do this by implementing a series of measures in its stores, enabling them to reduce their energy consumption (installation of light detectors, reduction in lighting power, reduction in unnecessary lighting, etc.) and Gucci is also going to work on optimising its logistics by changing its fleet to less polluting vehicles.
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