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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: Italy

Gucci has good policies to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain but uses exotic animal skin.

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Overall rating: It's a start

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Gucci “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It uses some lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • It’s set a science based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in both its direct operations and supply chain, and it claims it’s on track.
  • It has a policy to reduce the chemical-heavy chromium processes in its leather tanning.
  • It uses low-waste cutting techniques to maximise fabric use.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Gucci “Good”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • Its social auditing program covering its entire final production stage is accredited by Social Accountability International - SA8000.
  • It received a score of 71-80% in the 2023 Fashion Transparency Index.
  • It provides leadership programs for women in its supply chain, which can lead to promotions and higher wages.
  • It ensures some workers in the final production stage are paid living wages, though not in its entire supply chain.
  • During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it disclosed adequate policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Gucci “Very Poor”. These are a few factors influencing its score:

  • It has a formal policy aligned with the Five Domains of animal welfare.
  • It appears to use leather, down, exotic animal skin, shearling, exotic animal hair, decorative feathers, and silk.
  • Responsible Wool Standard certifies some of the wool it sources.
  • Responsible Down Standard certifies some of the down it uses.
  • It doesn’t appear to use fur, or angora.
  • It traces some animal-derived materials to the first production stage.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Gucci “It's a Start” overall.

Last updated August 2023