Location: Worldwide – Europe (manufacturing), North America, South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia (raw materials)
Primary stakeholders: Private sector (Kering Group and the Fashion Pact)
Sector/industry: Fashion and textiles
Primary extractive or damaging activities: Direct exploitation, land use, carbon emissions, pollution, mineral extraction
Affected ecosystem(s) and biodiversity: Ungulate rangelands (e.g. for wool, leather, cashmere), forest and grasslands (e.g. converted for farming and cotton production), ostriches, crocodiles and alligators, pythons (sourced for precious skins), oceans (e.g. via waste)
Goal(s): Net positive impact on biodiversity by 2025 (Kering Biodiversity Strategy 2020)
Kering also has additional sustainability goals beyond biodiversity impacts, which include: reduce environmental footprint of entire supply chain by 40% (and relative to growth) by 2025 , vs. a 2015 baseline, reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2025 (within Scopes 1 to 3) (Kering Sustainability Strategy 2017). The Fashion Pact, involving 56 textile and fashion companies, also aims to: stop global warming, restore biodiversity and protect the oceans.
Metric(s): Biodiversity Impact Metric (CISL & NCIG, 2020)
Mitigation & Conservation actions: Kering are implementing a range of specific actions under the Mitigation & Conservation, and across their production systems and supply chains, which are detailed in their Biodiversity Strategy (2020). For example, they are committed to: avoiding negative impacts on biodiversity through only sourcing zero deforestation leather (refrain), minimising negative impacts on biodiversity though 100% organic cotton sourcing (reduce), restoring degraded ecosystems through the South Gobi sustainable cashmere program (restore) and supporting restoration and revitalisation of additional ecosystems outside of their supply footprint (renew). See four steps diagram below for details.