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1. POLICY & COMMITMENTS APPROACH

What are the brand’s human rights and environmental policies and procedures for its own staff and suppliers? We looked for policies & procedures covering the following issues: • Animal Welfare • Anti-bribery, Corruption & Presentation of False Information • Biodiversity • Child Labour • Community Engagement • Discrimination • Diversity & Inclusion • Effluents • Emissions & Energy • Equal Pay • Forced or Bonded Labour • Foreign & Migrant Labour

• Holidays, Sick Leave & Time Off • Living Conditions/ Dormitories • Living Wages & Benefits (e.g. bonuses, insurance, social security, pensions) • Maternity Rights/ Parental Leave • Notice Period, Dismissal & Disciplinary Action • Recruitment & Terms of Employment • Sub-contracting & Outsourcing

• Use of Chemicals • Freedom of Association, • Waste & Recycling Right to Organise & (Packaging/Paper) Collective Bargaining • Waste & Recycling • Grievances & (Product/Textiles) Whistleblowing • Water Usage • Harassment & Abuse • Health & Safety

• Working Hours

We typically found this information on brands’ websites and in Employee Handbooks, Company Code of Ethics, Supplier Codes of Conduct, Supplier Guidebooks, sustainability and annual reports and sometimes even on career/job vacancies webpages.

SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES AND GOALS FOR THE FUTURE In this section, we also looked at whether brands are disclosing their top human rights and environmental priorities (often this is something called a materiality matrix). Certain issues will be more relevant and of higher risk or importance to brands and its suppliers than others. We did not award points if brands count their entire sustainability or Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report as a materiality assessment. We also looked to see whether brands are publishing their goals or a strategic roadmap for improving social and environmental impacts across the supply chain. We only counted these goals if they were reaching into the future, time-bound, measureable and if progress was reported publicly and annually.

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Fashion Transparency Index 2017  

A review of 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and enviro...

Fashion Transparency Index 2017  

A review of 100 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers ranked according to how much they disclose about their social and enviro...