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Adidas by Stella McCartney

Rated: Good

price: $$$$

location: Germany

Adidas by Stella McCartney uses lower impact materials and has good policies to monitor its suppliers.

Adidas by Stella McCartney sustainability rating


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Overall rating: Good

Our ratings are based on a scale from 1 (We avoid) to 5 (Great) How we rate

Adidas by Stella McCartney is owned by Adidas Group.

Our “Planet” rating evaluates brands based on the environmental policies in their supply chains, from carbon emissions and wastewater to business models and product circularity. Here we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney “Good”. These are a few issues influencing its score:

  • It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials including recycled materials.
  • Its use of lower-impact materials minimises chemicals, water, and wastewater in production.
  • It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but it is not on track to meet its target.
  • It’s set a target to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2025 and claims it’s on track.

Workers’ rights are central to our “People” rating, which assess brands’ policies and practices on everything from child labour to living wages and gender equality. Here we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney “It's a Start”. These are a few issues influencing its score:

  • Its social auditing program is accredited by Fair Labor Association (FLA), covering its entire final production stage.
  • It received a score of 51-60% in the 2022 Fashion Transparency Index.
  • It has a limited policy to support diversity and inclusion in its supply chain.
  • It claims to have a program to improve wages but there’s no evidence it ensures its workers are paid living wages in most of its supply chain.
  • During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it disclosed adequate policies to protect workers in its supply chain from the virus.

Brands’ animal welfare policies and, where applicable, how well they trace their animal-derived products are the focus of our “Animals” rating. Here we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney “Good”. It doesn’t appear to use animal-derived materials but doesn’t claim to be a vegan brand.

Based on all publicly available information we’ve reviewed, we rate Adidas by Stella McCartney “Good” overall.

Last updated March 2023