Hack to Act

October 4-6th / Paris

48 hours to code for sustainable luxury

Open data

for sustainable fashion...

Following the launch of its new digital platform dedicated to the pioneering Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account, Kering is organizing a hackathon to create a new generation of Apps and digital solutions to help close the gap on understanding the link between fashion and its impact on the environment.

Get inspired by the EP&L open-source platform, navigate through the EP&L results starting from the overall Group impact to specific details, such as particular materials, processing activities or sourcing locations, download and play with the underlining datasets. 

You will work with Kering’s teams to create new solutions for sustainable fashion.

What is the

Kering EP&L Platform?

Kering has developed an innovative tool for measuring and quantifying the environmental impact of its activities. The Environmental Profit & Loss (EP&L) account is a key enabler of a sustainable business model and one that Kering wishes to share with its peers in the Luxury industry and other sectors.

 The EP&L measures carbon emissions, water consumption, air, and water pollution, land use, and waste production along the entire supply chain. Thanks to this, the various environmental impacts of the Group’s activities are visible, quantifiable, and comparable. These impacts are then converted into monetary values to quantify the use of natural resources. Kering can thus use the EP&L to guide its sustainability strategy, improve its processes and supply sources, and choose the best-adapted technologies.

Discover our digital EP&L platform and browse through our

2018 Group EP&L report

The Hackathon

Dive into the digital EP&L platform and its datasets to imagine new solutions for the fashion industry and for consumers.

Consumer focus

To help achieve its goal of promoting broad awareness of environmental issues, Kering has developed My EP&L, an app that instantly calculates the impact of typical items in our wardrobe. Designed for students and the fashion industry, My EP&L is a tool used to integrate sustainability in the creative process right from the start.

Think about how the EP&L datasets could be used to increase consumer awareness about environmental issues and influence their decisions!

Industry focus

The EP&L platform is already used internally in several levels/services: from product design to procurement, through manufacturing and research. 

Think about how the EP&L datasets could contribute to more informed decision making through better integration in Kering’s systems?

The prize pool

1st Prize


2nd Prize


3rd Prize


Who is this hackathon for?



Data Analysts




Other super heroes

The venue

L'Atelier Richelieu

60 rue Richelieu

75002 Paris

The agenda

Friday, October 4th

19:00 Welcome!

19:30 Hackathon introduction

20:00 Kering EP&L Platform Workshop

20:30 Pitch your idea

21:00 Dinner/Team formation

22:00 Coding: Let's start!

23:00 Code, code, all night long

Saturday, October 5th

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Teamwork

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Mentors checkpoint

20:00 Dinner

21:00 Code, code, all night long

Sunday, October 6th

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Pitch workshop

12:00 Semi-final demos

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Teamwork deadline

16:30 Final demos

18:30 Winners announcement


Powered by BeMyApp