Sustainability progress report 2017 - 2020

“As a global Luxury group, we are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our Houses. We believe that we have a responsibility to put forward the best possible practices in the Luxury sector and we hope to create a movement that will encourage others to follow suit.” François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering

Looking Outside Our Group

Supporting Model Well-Being

In September 2017, Kering and LVMH published a charter on the working relations and well-being of models.That’s not all.

In May 2019, Kering made a commitment that the Group’s Houses will only hire models aged over 18 as of 2020 (fall-winter 2020/2021 fashion shows).

Supporting craftsmanship

We know that savoir-faire and traditional techniques are also essential for the Luxury proposition and we are actively involved in preserving this.

Here are a few things we’ve done :

  • Many of the Group’s Houses support craft guilds and offer training programs. They have established a number of professional organizations to ensure the survival of some very demanding and unique skills and support long-term employment in the regions where these crafts originated. We also focus on training a new generation of craftspeople to guarantee the continuity of its cultural heritage and excellent craftsmanship.
  • As of 2019 we have 20 plus partnerships or programs set up.
  • Kering has a research partnership with National Muséum of Natural History in Paris. This partnership supports the department of collections to preserve the history of artisanship with natural materials.