Since animal welfare is such a priority for us, we created the Kering Animal Welfare Standards in May 2019 for the Group’s suppliers at farms and at abattoirs. As the first-ever animal welfare standards for Luxury and fashion, we aim to call attention to animal welfare in fashion’s global supply chains, improve industry practices and catalyze collaboration. Consequently, we open-sourced the standards and shared them in order to provide a baseline of knowledge and awareness on animal welfare practices in the industry.
For the Kering Animal Welfare Standards, there were 8 species categories covered and developed with animal welfare experts and input from farmers and herders, who tested them on the ground in pilots in different regions around the world. Overall this included 82 farm visits in 16 countries.