How Kering Measures Biodiversity In Its Cotton Supply Chain

Kering uses the Biodiversity Impact Metric Tool to reveal regional impacts in its cotton sourcing. We look at how they did this and how the metric can be used to identify a range of biodiversity actions.
Key Takeaways
  • Use the Biodiversity Impact Metric Tool to get an overview of the regional impact hot-spots in your supply chain.
  • Implement the Conservation Hierarchy framework to help you organise and prioritise biodiversity actions.
  • Where achieving a positive raw material target is currently unrealistic, then support initiatives that can bring about systemic change.

Kering has been using both the Biodiversity Impact Metric Tool and the Conservation Hierarchy framework based of - “Avoid, Minimise, Restore and Transform (also referred to as Off-Set)” - to drive actions across its supply chains including its cotton sourcing with some surprising results. 

The Biodiversity Impact Metric, created by The Natural Capital Impact Group at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership together with leading academics and NGOs, is designed to give businesses wh…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective

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