Kering has been recognised as an industry leader in the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World and Europe, heading up the Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods sector for the second consecutive year.
Improving its overall performance from Kering’s 2014 results, the Group achieved Industry Best scores across several categories within the set of 19 assessment criteria, including Supply Chain Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Environmental Reporting and Social Reporting. Furthermore the Kering Group, which is led by François-Henri Pinault, received full marks for its approach to Product Stewardship; Codes of Conduct & Compliance; and Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy.
“Kering is honoured to maintain our leadership position in our sector in the DJSI. This top ranking reflects the tangible benefits of our pioneering Environmental Profit and Loss Account (E P&L) roll out and our overall strategy to implement a sustainable business model in our own operations and across our supply chain,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of institutional affairs at Kering, “Receiving full marks in key areas such as Product Stewardship is a further testimony to the exemplary efforts being made within our Group and through our initiatives with our suppliers; be it implementing a Smart Sustainable Store programme across our network of boutiques, innovating our manufacturing processes so as to reduce our environmental impacts, or collaborating with our suppliers and stakeholders to ensure responsible and sustainable sourcing of raw materials.”
The DJSI World & Europe tracks the best-in-class sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. Applicant companies are rated against an industry-specific questionnaire which covers economic, environmental and social dimensions. Compiled by RobecoSAM, only the top 10% of leading performers in terms of sustainability assessed against these predefined criteria are listed in the DJSI.
Source : @ Kering