Sustainability progress report 2017 - 2020

Key Initiatives

Work-life balance benefits everyone

A work-life balance is what we all strive for, that’s why we’re fostering work-life balance via Group-wide policies for all employees that promotes well-being at work and equality for all.

Promoting Well-Being For Employees

We’ve been adopting initiatives designed to achieve continuous improvements in the quality of work-life. We’re focusing on developing a working environment and working relationships that ensure well-being at work, in order to promote the development of all employees and contribute to the welfare of all our employees.

Kering Aims To Be The Preferred Employer In The Luxury Sector

Our ambition is to become an exemplary Luxury industry employer. We strive to offer a stimulating and caring work environment for all our employees. Workplace well-being and social benefits programs, as well as three internal global campaigns in 2017 – employee referral hiring, internal mobility and parent-friendly policies – further strengthened employee engagement. Talent development is a core managerial principle and a corporate culture guideline; we encourage our employees to realize their full potential and creativity. In January 2019 we launched the “Kering People Survey” to engage in a global dialogue with our 35,000 employees. We were pleased to see that the survey had an 82% participation rate in 46 countries.

Looking Outside Our Group

We believe that luxury can have a significant contribution to creating a more sustainable world. Furthermore, we know that embedding sustainability is a responsibility and an opportunity for us to reinvent our business and the Luxury sector.

We also know that our social and environmental duties go way beyond our own operations and extend across our supply chain. Added to this, we also believe that sustainability can only exist within an ethical framework. That’s why we will continue to lead through responsibility, accountability and transparency in order to catalyze transformational change.

We’ve set up programs with our suppliers and also for women empowerment in our supply chain, and promoted traditional craftsmanship. We’ve also focused on areas where we can significantly influence change. Here we’ve championed the well-being of models and promoted education around sustainability, as examples.