Motivated to redefine luxury, Kering set itself a series of ambitious targets to be achieved by 2016, which focus on the Group’s specific environmental and social challenges, from leather traceability and responsible gold sourcing to water pollution, chemical use and carbon emissions.

A review of the work carried out over the past four years to achieve the Group’s 2012-2016 Sustainability Targets, and the results, will be published live on May 3, 2016 on social media platforms such as Twitter via #KeringLive.

“We have pushed ourselves beyond our limits so as to drive our brands toward higher levels of economic, environmental, ethical and social performance, whilst also learning what is beyond our limits as one Group tackling a global challenge”, stated Kering.

Kering’s objectives included a better understanding of the movement of raw hides and tanned leather throughout the leather’s complex global supply chain, and exploring how sustainability could be efficiently achieved in leather production.

Speaking during the ‘Leather & Sustainability in Retail’ conference jointly organised by ILM and BLC Leather Technology Centre in London on December 9, François-Xavier Morvan, Sustainability Performance Manager, Kering, provided a background to the Group’s Environmental Profit & Loss project, which aims to measure and reduce the Group’s environmental footprint, looking along its supply chain at all aspects of its business. Read more here.

A full report on how the parameters were measured for the P&L project, the results and conclusions, can be found in the March-April 2016 edition of ILM. Click here to obtain a copy.

Watch the #keringlive teaser here.