Kering improves animal welfare standards
Kering said its animal welfare standards form part of the group’s policy to open-source its sustainability practices and aim “to drive positive change” in luxury and fashion industry practices. They cover all species in the group’s supply chains, including python, ostrich and crocodile, and are based on scientific research, legislation, best management practices and guidelines from other sectors. Kering’s chief sustainability officer, Marie-Claire Daveu, said: “Improving the welfare of animals must be an imperative for our industry, and Kering wants to amplify the focus of attention from a few species to all animals, including livestock, within fashion’s global supply chains. “We hope for widespread adoption of the standards through collaborating with our suppliers, our peers in luxury, the fashion industry at large, and with the food sector, in these shared supply chains to shift society treats animals and nature.”.