Gucci claims that it has become a completely carbon-neutral company, in its own operations as well as across its entire supply chain. In addition to ensuring that its in-house manufacturing operations are carbon neutral, the luxury house is offsetting “all greenhouse gasses produced by its third party materials suppliers and manufacturers,” as reported by the New York Times. These and the other “unavoidable” harmful emissions will be offset by purchasing carbon credits to fund renewable energy efforts. Gucci's credits will go towards funding four forest conservation projects in developing countries, backed by the United Nations through an initiative called REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Forests play a key role in mitigating climate change and preserving biodiversity. Through this extended approach, Gucci said that it now takes responsibility for every last bit of greenhouse gas it emits, and not only for the emissions generated by Gucci-owned facilities. All of the company's emissions from 2018 have been offset, and Gucci is currently tracking its 2019 emissions, which will be totaled up and offset in 2020.