Following Kering sustainability guidelines on traceability, Saint Laurent has developed and implemented a unique traceability system to track leather purchase from all product categories at least from the country of origin. Level of traceability, % of leather purchase aligned with Kering standards and EP&L performance are calculated on a monthly basis. Results are used as part of Saint Laurent supplier vendor rating procedure.
In addition, in 2019, Saint Laurent has launched 2 innovative pilot projects around traceability.
For leather, in South Africa, leather lamb skins are traced from farms to finished goods thanks to the laser technology. For mohair, also in South Africa, blockchain is used to trace back our main mohair purchases and farm origin is checked through unique product fingerprint technology.