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Sport & outdoor clothing Questions - 2018

Questions about Climate Protection

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 1:
Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its 'own operations', and has it accomplished an overall absolute climate footprint reduction compared to the result of the previous reporting year?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 2:
Is at least 50% of the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 3:
Is all the electricity used by the brand (company) generated from renewable resources, such as wind or solar energy

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 4:
Has the brand (owner) disclosed the annual absolute climate footprint of its supply chain that is 'beyond own operations'?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 5:
Has the brand (owner) accomplished a reduction of this annual absolute climate footprint 'beyond own operations' compared to the result of the previous reporting year?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Climate Protection Question 6:
Has the brand (owner) set a target to make at least its own operations fully climate neutral by 2030, and is the brand on track to achieve this target?

Questions about Environmental Protection

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 7:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the apparel?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 8:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 9:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 10:
Does the brand (owner) report what percentage of its shipping packaging and carrier are renewable or made from recycled materials, and does the brand implement best practices or concrete policies which have reduced the environmental impact of these packaging materials?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 11:
Does the brand (owner) publish its absolute waste materials footprint and implement concrete policies to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, thereby decreasing its waste footprint compared to the previous reporting year?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Ecology Question 12:
Does the brand encourage the return or re-use of garments?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 1:
Does the brand (owner) have a supplier Code of Conduct (CoC) which includes all standards to ensure workers' rights such as no child labour, no bonded labour, a safe workplace and no excessive overwork? And is there at least a progress report once every two years on implementation of this Code of Conduct?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 2:
Does the brand (owner) have a policy to make sure there is a proper grievance mechanism in place for factory workers and are at least 25% of workers informed about their rights regarding this mechanism (e.g. through training)?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 3:
Does the brand (owner) have a published list of direct suppliers, that have collectively contributed to more than 90% of the purchase volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 4:
Is this supplier list specific? Are e.g. the addresses of direct suppliers included, and/or are the specific products mentioned per factory?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 5:
Is the list of direct suppliers extended with suppliers further down the supply chain, with a minimum of 40% in number compared to the direct suppliers?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 6:
Is the brand (owner) a member of a collective initiative that aims to improve labor conditions, in which civil society organizations like NGOs and labor unions have a decisive voice, or does the brand purchase at least 50% from certified manufacturers with improved labor conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 7:
Does this initiative require clear minimum performance levels for member brands?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 8:
Is at least 25% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 9:
Is at least 50% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 10:
Is at least 75% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 11:
Is at least 95% of the total production volume at direct suppliers verified under monitoring concerning good labour conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 12:
Does the brand (owner) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy for the semi-finished products such as yarns, fabrics and leather, including a reasonable overview of number and region of workplaces covered by the policy in relation to the total production volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 13:
Does the brand (owner) publicly commit to a living wage benchmark with defined wages per production region or factory?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 14:
Does the brand (owner) set a target to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers, and is the brand on track to achieve this target?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 15:
Has the brand (owner) realised payment of living wages for at least 10% of its production volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing 2018 - Labour Policy Question 16:
Does the brand (owner) adhere to buying practices that enable living wages and good labour conditions, such as long-term relations with factories, and concentrating production at limited number of factories?

Sport & outdoor clothing Questions - 2017

In this section, you will find the list of 'Sport & outdoor clothing' questions that is used in the denim and jeans 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 Protection

Sport & outdoor clothing - Climate Protection Question 1:
Is there a policy for the brand to minimize, reduce or compensate carbon emissions?

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

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

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 1:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 5% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 2:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 10% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 3:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 25% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 4:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 50% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 5:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 75% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 6:
Does the brand (company) use environmentally 'preferred' raw materials for more than 90% of its volume?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 7:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from the whole lifecycle and all production procedures to make the jeans and other apparel?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 8:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least one suspect chemical group, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 9:
Has the brand (company) eliminated at least three suspect chemical groups, such as Phthalates or Per fluorinated chemicals from its entire garment production?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 10:
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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 11:
Does the brand (company) have clear objectives to minimize waste, by reducing, re-using and recycling, and does the brand annually report the results?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Ecology Question 12:
Does the brand encourage the return or re-use of garments?

Questions about Labour Conditions Policy

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy 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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 7:
Is there a policy for the brand (company) for capacity building at the apparel manufacturers for improved labour practices?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 8:
Does the brand (company) annually report on the results of its labor conditions policy? Is at least 90% of the brands production volume from apparel manufacturers monitored for labour conditions?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 9:
Is at least 25% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 10:
Is at least 50% of the production volume from apparel manufacturers approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FWF, GOTS or SA8000?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 11:
Does the brand (company) implement a policy to establish the payment of living wages at its apparel manufacturers? Are at least first living wage payments realised?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 12:
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?

Sport & outdoor clothing - Labour Policy Question 13:
Are at least 50% of the brand's leather, yarn and fabric production phases approved as socially compliant by independent third parties, such as FLO-Cert, GOTS or SA8000?