High-end fashion label Gucci has reached an environmental milestone recently, announcing it’s now completely carbon neutral.
The global fashion company has been a leader when it comes to reducing emissions, creating an Environmental Profit and Loss account in 2015 and putting in place a 10-year sustainability strategy. Gucci currently operates a ‘scrap-less program’ which involves using less water and chemicals to treat leather products and implementing new methods to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions related to transport.
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Gucci is now carbon neutral in our own operations and across the entire supply chain, accounting for all the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions we generate. We are increasing our sustainability efforts to prevent, reduce and restore. And we are offsetting the remaining emissions and supporting the protection and restoration of critically important forests around the world. #GucciEquilibrium #ClimateChange
“A new era of corporate accountability is upon us and we need to be diligent in taking all steps to mitigate our impacts, including being transparent and responsible for our [greenhouse gas] emissions across our supply chains,” Gucci CEO Marco Bizarre revealed.
“Gucci will continue to work in a smart and strategic way to avoid and reduce our impacts, while simultaneously investing in innovation as a driver for sustainability.”
Already on track to reduce GHG emissions by 50 percent, the brand is offsetting its annual GHG through four REDD+ projects that support forest conservation around the world, with the longterm goal to use 100 percent renewable energy in its factories by 2020.