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Kering appoints sustainability technical advisory group
Jul '13
Kering announced the composition of its Sustainability Technical Advisory Group (STAG) and the appointments of external sustainability experts as well as internal executives and board members.

External members are:

Dr Holly Dublin, Director of Strategies, The B Team

John Elkington, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Volans

Michael Wells, Independent Consultant in Environment and Development; Principal, Michael Wells & Associates

Kering members are:

Jean-François Palus, Group Managing Director, member of the board of directors, Kering (cochair)

Jochen Zeitz, member of the board of directors, Chairman of the board's sustainable development committee, Kering (co-chair)

Patrizio di Marco, President and CEO, Gucci (brands representative)

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of international institutional affairs, Kering

Kering has set up the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group with the key objective of providing technical advice and guidance to Kering’s board level Sustainable Development Committee in order to assist Kering in advancing its overall sustainability strategy. Its primary role is to offer informed technical insights on the Group’s sustainability initiatives and provide expertise on sustainability challenges and investments.

“We have longstanding relationships and an ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders and it is equally important to us to also include stakeholder feedback in our internal strategy to further enhance our sustainability efforts,” said François-Henri Pinault, chairman & CEO of Kering.

“We place sustainability at the core of Kering's business activities and in all areas of governance, and I am pleased with the level of international specialists in our Sustainability Technical Advisory Group. We will undoubtedly benefit from their valuable insight on emerging global trends and perspective from the academic field of sustainability.”

The brands representative position in the Sustainability Technical Advisory Group will rotate annually among Kering brands’ CEOs and external members are appointed for two years, with the option to be re-appointed thereafter upon agreement.

About Kering

A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.


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