Kering enhances its parental policy for all its employees globally

London, 2016-Dec-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — With effect from 1 January 2017, Kering’s parental policy will allow all the Group’s employees, whatever their personal circumstances or location, a minimum of 14 weeks on full pay for maternity and adoption leave and a minimum of five days on full pay for paternity or partner leave.

The luxury Group is thus demonstrating its commitment to professional equality and work-life balance.

From 1 January 2017, Kering’s parental policy will provide a new framework across the Group and its Maisons for more than 38,500 employees, in close to 60 countries.

Every Kering employee with more than a year’s seniority, regardless of their personal circumstances or location, will be entitled to 14 weeks on full pay for maternity and adoption leave, and five days on full pay for paternity and partner leave.

By setting a global minimum standard for maternity and adoption leave, paternity leave and partner leave, Kering is taking an important step forward for the benefit of all its employees. In many countries, aligning adoption leave with maternity leave (14 weeks), whatever the parents’ legal status represents great progress, as does the introduction of five days’ leave for the partner of the mother or adopting parent.

In countries where local legislation provides more favourable parental leave benefits, this will be applied in place of Kering’s parental policy.

The Group’s new parental policy aims to foster a better work-life balance and to promote gender equality, regardless of employees’ personal circumstances, by guaranteeing the same minimum benefits on the birth or adoption of a child, to all Group employees worldwide.

Kering’s managers and human resources teams will be actively involved in implementing this new policy by providing parents with specific support before and after their leave, to ensure that they return to work in the best possible conditions, and benefit from a smooth career progression in the long term.

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, commented: “Since our employees are at the core of our business and our inspiration, I am proud to launch a policy that represents a major step forward for parenthood in many parts of the world. This initiative, which is particularly close to my heart, reflects our enduring commitment to promoting equality between men and women throughout their careers, whatever their personal circumstances.”

Béatrice Lazat, Kering’s senior vice president of human resources, added: “This ambitious policy will enable employees of the Group and its companies in almost 60 countries to benefit from a standard framework that promotes a healthy work-life balance. By guaranteeing the same minimum benefits to everyone, we are developing a more sustainable and harmonious working environment and contributing to a shared corporate culture within the Group, which is a source of pride and well-being.”

Press kit available on request

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.

The Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Press contacts:
Emilie Gargatte
emilie.gargatte@kering.com
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20

Astrid Wernert
astrid.wernert@kering.com
+33 (0)1 45 64 61 57

Website
www.kering.com

Social media
Twitter: @KeringGroup
LinkedIn: Kering
Instagram: @kering_official
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Source: Kering

Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk

Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk
Stella McCartney to address issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose at the 2016 Kering Talk

 

On 14 November 2016, Stella McCartney will address the issue of deforestation and sustainable sourcing of viscose, one of the most used fabrics in the world, at the 2016 Kering Talk.

London, 2016-Nov-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — As part of their five-year partnership, Kering and London College of Fashion (LCF), UAL, are pleased to welcome the British fashion designer Stella McCartney as the main guest of honour at the annual Kering Talk. Kering proudly supports Stella McCartney’s commitment. She has been a role model in pushing sustainable and ethical fashion forward, and promoting sustainability as a driving force to shape the future of the luxury industry. Since the company’s creation in 2001, Stella McCartney has been an active supporter of animal welfare, challenging the industry which has an established direct link with sustainability and the environment. Her deep-rooted commitment to this has seen the brand launch several initiatives to embed sustainability throughout the brand. Notably, it recently released its first global environmental profit & loss account for 2015, based on Kering’s open-source methodology to further measure the impact of its activities on the environment.

On the same day, Kering and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at LCF will reveal the winners of the 2016 Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion. This award is open to all LCF final-year undergraduate and Masters students and from over 400 registrations, a jury consisting of representatives from Kering, Stella McCartney, Brioni, LCF and CSF selected ten finalist projects. To honour the best talent at LCF, winners will receive a grant to support their work, as well as an internship at Stella McCartney and Brioni, the two brands participating in the 2016 edition.

Béatrice Lazat, Kering Senior vice-president, Human Resources, commented: “Our partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at LCF is unique in the way it engages all of us, at Kering, at our Maisons, to connect with younger generations, their talent and perspective on a topic that will shape the future of our industry. I am extremely proud that this new edition of the Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion received such an enthusiastic welcome from LCF students. Projects that were submitted not only showed great creative and business potential; they were designed by passionate professionals, convinced that sustainable fashion can change luxury, and committed to sharing their convictions on a larger scale”.

Dilys Williams, Professor of Fashion Design for Sustainability and, Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, commented: “Fashion has a purpose – it is about saying something. This involves incredible ways to create identity and it is about what we practice in our lives. The collaboration between London College of Fashion and Kering is unprecedented in its ambition and its realization. It is about changing practice, culture and perspectives in and beyond those taking part”.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. The Group generated revenues of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Press Contacts:
Kering
Emmanuelle Picard-Deyme – emmanuelle.picard-deyme@kering.com
Floriane Geroudet – floriane.geroudet@kering.com
London College of Fashion & Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Melissa Langlands – m.langlands@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Websites
www.kering.com 
www.arts.ac.uk/fashion
http://sustainable-fashion.com
www.stellamccartney.com 

Social media
Twitter: @KeringGroup, @LCFLondon, @sustfash, @StellaMcCartney
Instagram: @kering_official, @lcflondon_, @stellamccartney
Facebook: Keringgroup, London College of Fashion – Official, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Stella McCartney
LinkedIn: Kering, London College of Fashion, Stella McCartney

Source: Stella McCartney

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