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Questions about Climate Protection

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 2:
Has the brand (company) disclosed the annual absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) and has the brand already reduced or compensated 10% of these emissions in the last 5 years?

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 3:
Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 4:
Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 5:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce its absolute ‘own operations’ carbon emissions by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Luxury fashion - Climate Protection Question 6:
Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/ compensate carbon emissions generated from the supply/production chain (Scope 3)?

Questions about Environmental Protection

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 5% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 10% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 25% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 50% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 75% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (company) use these environmentally friendlier alternatives for leather and synthetic rubber for more than 90% of the total use of footwear materials?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 7:
Does the brand have a clear and effective policy to avoid the use of leather that originates from cattle farms in deforestated Amazone areas?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 8:
Does the brand (company) have a clear and effective policy to minimize environmental pollution of chromium and other harmful substances from leather tanning processes, e.g. by waste water treatment or by vegetable tanning?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 9:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the footwear?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 10:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 11:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 12:
Does the brand (company) have a clear target to phase out PVC in their products, and has the brand already achieved a PVC phase out level of more than 90%?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 13:
Has the brand (company) a clear and effective policy to minimize the use of solvents based chemicals in their shoe production, and has the brand already achieved a level of average max. 30 grams of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions per pair of shoes?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 14:
Does the brand have clear objectives to minimize the environmental impact of its shipping packaging and carrier bags, by reducing, re-using, recycling and responsible sourcing of packaging materials, and does the brand annually report on these results?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 15:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?

Luxury fashion - Ecology Question 16:
Does the brand encourage the return or re-use of garments?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 1:
Does the brand (company) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes the following standards: No forced or slave labor, no child labor, no discrimination of any kind and a safe and hygienic workplace?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 2:
Does this CoC include at least two of the following workers rights: 1. to have a formally registered employment relationship 2. to have a maximum working week of 48 hours with voluntary and paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 3:
Does this Code of Conduct include the right for workers to form and join trade unions and bargain collectively; and in those situations where these rights are restricted under law, the right to facilitate parallel means of independent and free association and bargaining?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 4:
Does this labour conditions policy also apply further down the production chains, at least covering the leather production or the animal farms?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 5:
Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 6:
Is the brand (company) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, or does the brand (company) purchase its supplies from accredited factories with improved labor conditions?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 7:
Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 8:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the direct supplying production facilities for improved labour practices?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 9:
Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from direct suppliers monitored for labour conditions?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 10:
Is at least 25% of the production volume from direct suppliers in high risk countries verified as socially compliant by eligible third parties, such as FWF or certified by eligible schemes such as GOTS or SA8000?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 11:
Is at least 50% of the production volume from direct suppliers in high risk countries verified as socially compliant by eligible third parties, such as FWF or certified by eligible schemes such as GOTS or SA8000?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 12:
Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its direct suppliers? Are at least first living wage payments realised?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 13:
Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the fabric manufacturing phases, including a reasonable overview of number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume?

Luxury fashion - Labour Policy Question 14:
Are at least 50% of the fabric manufacturing phases - from spinning to final fabric - in high risk countries verified as socially compliant by eligible third parties, such as FWF or certified by eligible schemes such as GOTS, Fairtrade or SA8000?