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Premium Fashion Questions

In this section, you will find the list of 'Premium Fashion' questions that is used in the Premium Fashion sector ranking matrices. The questions are categorized into three areas: Labour Conditions and Human Rights, Climate Change, and Ecology. Clicking on a question heading will provide you with more background information, guidelines and possible jurisdiction for the question.

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Questions about Climate Change

Premium Fashion Climate Change Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Premium Fashion Climate Change 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?

Premium Fashion Climate Change Question 3:
Has the brand (company) set a target to reduce the absolute carbon footprint of its 'own operations' (Scope 1 & 2) by at least 20% within the next 5 years?

Premium Fashion Climate Change Question 4:
Does the brand (company) also have a policy to reduce/ compensate carbon emissions generated from the supply/production chain (Scope 3)?

Questions about Ecology

Premium Fashion Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume?

Premium Fashion Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume?

Premium Fashion Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume?

Premium Fashion Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) report on its environmental policy related to the ‘wet processes’ within the production cycle, like bleaching and dying of fabrics?

Premium Fashion Ecology Question 5:
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?

Premium Fashion Ecology Question Question 6:
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%?

Questions about Labor Conditions and Human Rights

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights 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?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights 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 paid overtime of 12 hours maximum 3. to have a sufficient living wage?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 3:
Does this CoC 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?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 4:
Does the brand (company) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 5:
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?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 6:
Do independent civil society organizations like NGO's and labor unions have a decisive voice in this collective initiative or in these certification schemes?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 7:
Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy?

Premium Fashion Labor Conditions and Human Rights Question 8:
Has the brand’s labor conditions policy resulted in a ‘compliance level’ of at least 30% of the purchase volume, or a ‘monitored level' of at least 80%?