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«Gucci will produce only with renewable sources from 2020»

A Summary of an Article from Sole 24 written by Giulia Crivelli on September 12 2019 about a new sustainable way of production.

Every good purpose, all the law measures make sense. A sense and a greater weight - this time with a positive meaning - if the changes come from large companies, able to make a difference thanks to their size and because they become an example to follow or emulate. This is the case of Gucci, as the managing director and president Marco Bizzarri explains. You declare that you already have a carbon-neutral supply chain.

"The greenhouse gas emissions have not yet been able to eliminate them, but we compensate them thanks to four important projects in the REDD + category, the mechanism developed by the United Nations Convention on climate change. These are four interventions to support forest conservation worldwide. " If we consider that 90% of our company's emissions can be traced back to the supply chain, we understand that we are at a good point ".

« The EP&L helps us monitor every progress in the implementation of the sustainability strategy we have set for the 2015-2015 period. With this clarification, in 2018 we have reached 70% of renewable energy use and by 2020 we will reach 100%. This transition has allowed us to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 46 thousand tons. " We have cut another 3,400 tons by implementing our "strap-less program", which provides for less use of water and chemicals in leather processing and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in transport ".

"If we hadn't done it and we didn't expect to do it more and more, the goals we set ourselves would not be realistic. As for leather processing, in 2018 eight of the tanneries with which we have collaboration and supply relations participated in the strap-less program. « In this way, we have saved 843,000 kW of energy, ten million liters of water, 28 tons of chrome, 117 of other chemical products and reduced by 66 tons the waste from leather processing ».

Source: Il Sole 24 ore