• SUSTAINABILITY
    MEASURING IMPACT


    SAINT LAURENT IS ENGAGED TO MAKING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF ITS ACTIVITIES VISIBLE, QUANTIFIABLE, AND COMPARABLE THROUGH KERING’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROFIT & LOSS (EP&L) ACCOUNT. SINCE 2012, THIS TOOL HAS BEEN USED TO MEASURE CARBON EMISSIONS, WATER CONSUMPTION, AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, LAND USE, AND WASTE PRODUCTION ALONG THE ENTIRE SUPPLY CHAIN. THE IMPACTS ARE THEN CONVERTED INTO MONETARY VALUES, HELPING TO GUIDE STRATEGY, IMPROVE PROCESSES, AND CHOOSE THE BEST-ADAPTED TECHNOLOGIES.

    AMONG THE FINDINGS REVEALED BY THE EP&L IS THAT APPROXIMATELY 70% OF IMPACTS HAPPEN AT THE LEVEL OF RAW MATERIAL PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING. INSIGHTS SUCH AS THESE HAVE INFORMED THE CREATION OF SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS TAILORED TO THE HOUSE AND TO EACH PRODUCT CATEGORY. THESE INITIATIVES HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED ACROSS THE VALUE CHAIN, WITH A FOCUS ON MAXIMIZING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY, IMPLEMENTING CIRCULARITY STRATEGIES, AND DEPLOYING SUSTAINABLE SOURCING PRACTICES, PARTICULARLY FOR FIBERS AND LEATHER.

    IN ALIGNMENT WITH KERING’S 2025 SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY, SAINT LAURENT IS ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE A 40% REDUCTION IN EP&L INTENSITY RELATIVE TO GROWTH, USING 2015 AS A BASELINE. THIS TARGET REQUIRES ACTION ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN, FROM FARM TO FINAL PRODUCT TO MARKET DISTRIBUTION. IN ADDITION, SAINT LAURENT IS COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING NET-ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2030. THE HOUSE MEETS ITS CARBON OFFSET PROGRAM TARGETS THROUGH VERIFIED REDD+ PROJECTS, WHICH NOT ONLY CONSERVE CRITICAL FORESTS AND BIODIVERSITY BUT ALSO SUPPORT THE LIVELIHOODS OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES.