Gucci will open the doors of its corporate offices and facilities to vaccinate more than 6,000 Italian employees, including offices, factories and retail. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines has been slow in Italy and a number of Italian fashion companies are taking steps to help speed up the process.
Gucci on Monday said it was joining an initiative by Italy’s association Confindustria. Even LVMH has thought of using its new flagship la Samaritaine to vaccinate its employees. As soon as Italian national and regional health regulations allow it, Gucci will open the doors of its corporate offices and facilities to vaccinate more than 6,000 Italian employees, from offices, factories and retail.
The decision is in line with that of parent company Kering, which is offering its own spaces and those of the other brands of the group operating in Italy.
The initiative is part of the Progetto Prevenzione Attiva [Active Prevention Project], launched in July 2020 in collaboration with Prof. Andrea Crisanti, the University of Padua, the Luiss University of Rome and the Innovation Pole of Genomics, Genetics and Biology of Siena. The project, developed with the aim of further increasing the safety of Gucci’s workplaces, involves voluntary and preventive monitoring of the level of risk of COVID-19 infection to which employees may be exposed. This is a “fucking” good idea !