Italian luxury fashion house Maison Valentino has released its inaugural Sustainability Report for 2022, aligning with its dedication to adopting responsible and ethical practices towards people and the environment. Embracing the ethos of its sustainability strategy ‘Let the Beauty Prosper’, the report outlines specific goals, accomplishments, and objectives following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard.
In a joint statement within the report, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and CEO Jacopo Venturini stated, “As a Maison de Couture, it is important for us to keep developing sustainably while building resiliency and maintaining repeatable, ethical, and responsible growth. At Valentino, we understand the urgency of taking action on sustainability, and we are committed to promoting a culture that embraces our environment and its community.”
They further added, “We have a duty and an opportunity to keep raising the bar with constant improvement. To this end, we are proud to present the first-ever Sustainability Report of our maison. This is an effort to measure our performance with an evidence-based and scientific approach and set ambitious targets. Our aim is to lead with purpose, making a positive impact both within the company, with and for our community, and everyone.”
The report is structured around three core principles. The Product section emphasises maintaining “couture excellence and ethical values” in the supply chain, while People offers insights into the group’s community initiatives. The Planet section delves into Valentino’s carbon footprint and circular projects.
Alongside detailed information, the report outlines key objectives in Valentino’s operational plan. These include ensuring traceability of 100 per cent of key raw materials by 2030, training 80 per cent of employees on the sustainability strategy by 2026, and integrating 90 per cent renewable energy across the group by 2030.