Sustainability progress report 2017 - 2020

Key Initiatives

Our New Code Of Ethics


Kering’s ethical principles apply to everyone within the Group and reflect the Group’s strong convictions about responsible business practices. Updated in 2018, Kering’s Code of Ethics is issued to all employees.

It clearly sets out the ethical principles that should be applied everywhere and by everyone, as well as the Group’s values, what it believes in and what it does not tolerate. And it emphasizes the fact that employees must at all times act with integrity, loyalty and a sense of responsibility.

Our Code of Ethics complies with the major international reference texts (United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, the main conventions of the International Labour Organization, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, United Nations Global Compact) and demonstrates how the Group continually strengthens our commitments and the systems in place to ensure compliance.

Sustainability for Kering is interlinked with our Code of Ethics, which is used as the set of standards implemented by all throughout the Group, regardless of their level of responsibility, position or location. Finally, the Code of Ethics is available in the most widely spoken languages in the Group on the Group’s intranet, and on Kering’s website for readers outside the Group.