François-Henri Pinault, Kering's CEO and Chairman of the board of directors
30 Sep. 2013
Kering rewarded for sustainability
Kering (parent company of Puma, Volcom, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent and many more) has been accepted into the DJSI World and DJSI Europe Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. Kering also leads in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2013, amongst all luxury and textile enterprises.
The DJSI Index lists the most sustainable companies amongst the 2,500 leading enterprises of the “Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market”. Every year, participating companies are judged according to a specific questionnaire. Only 10% of all applicants get admitted into the index. This year, twelve of the 89 evaluated companies in Kering’s category made it into the DJSI World Index, and four out of eleven made it into the DJSI Europe.
The CDP evaluate how corporate policies meet the challenges of climate change. In 2013, CDP asked 5000 companies to disclose their carbon footprint, that being 80% of the 500 leading public enterprises worldwide.
Marie-Claire Daveu, chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs at Kering, highlighted how Kering’s acceptance to the DJSI indexes and the leading position in the CDP “concretizes François-Henri Pinault’s engagement to put sustainability in the focus of corporate strategy. Thereby, our customers trust in our brands and products will be strengthened.”
Kering employs over 33,000 members of staff and operates in 120 countries. In 2012, the enterprise generated revenues of €9.7 billion.
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