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2. GOVERNANCE IMPLICATIONS make the criteria more ambitious. This means we are pushing brands further towards disclosing information that enables them to be held accountable. Next year we would like to see closer to 75% of brands publishing direct contact details for the team of people responsible for human rights and environmental issues. This is our challenge to the leading fashion brands over the next 12 months. Overall, the major brands can and should be disclosing how they govern human rights and environmental issues across their teams and supply chain.

Examples of good practice in transparency In addition to Tesco sharing their CEO’s direct email address, several other major brands publish the direct contact details for the people with lead responsibility on social and environmental issues across the company. For example, C&A publishes the direct email address of their department heads as well as the name and LinkedIn profiles for their

entire Global Leadership team and managers in their regional teams. H&M now also publishes the direct email address for the Head of Sustainability as well as several individual members of the team in its annual report. In terms of board accountability, ASOS describes how their CEO and board of directors are directly responsible for social and environmental issues and receive reports about performance on these issues monthly. Very few brands disclose whether their CEO and high-level executives performance is linked to improving human rights and environmental impacts, but Walmart and George at ASDA explain in their annual report that “since fiscal year 2014, our Executive Officers’ cash incentive payments have been subject to achieving adequate progress in implementing enhancements to the company’s global compliance program.”

"We all need to work

together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability."

SHARAN BURROW GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION

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Fashion Transparency Index 2019  

A review of 200 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environ...

Fashion Transparency Index 2019  

A review of 200 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and environ...